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.

First, as most of you know we have a “Current Research” section of our website. This section of the webpage is a great way to keep your colleagues and the public updated on what you are working on, and this can be used to build CVs for students as well. These are not peer-reviewed submissions, but our Publications Committee Chair (Brian Redmond) reviews them for formatting and some content clarity. This is a quick way to generate interest and distribute your results widely. OAC does not copyright anything submitted to this section, so you can still incorporate the content of your submission into a later publication without having to get permission. This is a great resource for both authors and the general public and we need your help increasing the content volume of this section. If you have something to submit, please send your draft to Brian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

We need your submissions to keep this resource an active and useful. We have several great contributions, and we need you to keep these important conversations going. If you have a submission for JOA, please contact Brian Redmond at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Finally, we are always looking to broaden our membership to better represent the archaeological record and practice in the State of Ohio. Please encourage your students, friends, and colleagues to join. For questions about membership applications and membership categories (including a student membership category) contact the Membership Committee Chair, Anne Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sincerely,
Kevin C. Nolan
President-Elect
Ohio Archaeological Council
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