Dear OAC Members,
I hope everyone’s New Year is off to a good start, and that semesters are running at full steam. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to do four things: 1) submit your current project to the Current Research section of the webpage; 2) submit your abstract for our spring meeting program; 3) submit your article to the Journal of Ohio Archaeology; and 4) encourage your colleagues, friends, and students to join the OAC.
Second, we will be having our semi-annual meeting this spring (date TBD). This meeting will not have a theme, so I openly invite anyone to send me titles and abstracts for proposed 20-minute presentations for the spring membership meeting. Also, if you know of anyone carrying out a research project that the membership would be interested in, but may not be a member, please send me recommendations.
Third, in addition to the Current Research section, we have our own, open-access, peer-reviewed journal: Journal of Ohio Archaeology. This is an under-utilized resource for us to accomplish our mission:
• To serve as a clearing house for archaeological, prehistoric, and cultural-historical data pertinent to the aboriginal peoples and the early pioneers of the State of Ohio;
• To promote the conservation and preservation of archaeological sites and records of early culture history and to develop among the general public an appreciation of these irreplaceable resources and an awareness of the need for such action
Kevin C. Nolan
Ohio Archaeological Council