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Central States 2012 Meeting Call for Papers

As Program Chair for the Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) 2012 Annual Meeting in Toledo, Ohio on March 22-24, I invite OAC members to attend and participate in the conference. To register and submit abstracts for individual papers and posters, and for organized sessions, go to the CSAS Web site (, and click on Annual Meeting in the menu. At the Annual Meeting page, you will see a link to register. Once you have done so, you will receive a receipt from the AAA with a link to the abstract submissions page--please note that you have to register prior to submitting an abstact. Fees can be paid online with a credit card; in addition, you can donate to our two award funds (Dillingham and White), and also purchase a ticket for the lunch on Saturday, March 24 that takes place during our Business Meeting. Please contact me if you have any questions by sending a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  I look forward to seeing many of you in late March.

Nick Kardulias
CSAS First Vice President
2012 Annual Meeting Program Chair

Remembering Kevin Gibbs

 Kevin Gibbs, Ohio Archaeological Council member, died unexpectedly on August 28.  Kevin was employed at ASC Group for 20 years, where he was a supervising archaeologist, lithics lab supervisor, curation manager, and information technology manager.  Previously, he was briefly employed by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and David R. Bush, Inc.  Kevin’s career in archaeology began with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Ohio University in 1987.  He also took graduate level classes at Kent State University.  Kevin authored or co-authored more than 170 Phase I, II, and III archaeological investigation reports for ASC Group.  Kevin’s vast knowledge about prehistoric and historic material culture and information technology will be greatly missed, as will his wonderful sense of humor and wit.  He loved science and the quest for knowledge.  Helpful in so many ways, his generosity will be greatly missed.  Contributions may be made to Perkins Observatory, 3199 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015, St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1088 Thomas Lane, Columbus, OH 43220, or Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Rd., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212, in Kevin’s memory.  Kevin gave the gift of life.

A Response to "The Lost Civilizations of North America" DVD

  The Skeptical Inquirer has published Brad Lepper and colleagues' response to the recent "Lost Civilizations" DVD.  Check out the notice on OHS's Ohio Archaeology Blog.

SAA Career Info On-line

What DO archaeologists do in the 21st century? What kinds of jobs and careers ARE they working at? This special issue of the SAA Archaeological Record provides 12 personal accounts of careers in archaeology that prove that archaeology is about MUCH more than digging. This issue can be accessed for free through this link:

Strategies for Protecting Archaeological Sites on the Web

A very useful web site titled "Strategies for Protecting Archeological Sites on Private Lands" has been developed through the joint efforts of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Archaeological Conservancy, the Society for American Archaeology, the Society for Historical Archaeology, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and two National Park Service Cultural Resource offices (Heritage Preservation Services and the Archeology Program). Please visit at --


"Strategies continues to be a popular guide to the wide variety of tools available for protecting archeological sites on private lands. The site contains information on strategies currently being used throughout the U.S., case studies, keys to success, contact information, and links to other sources of useful information. Key strategies include -- Land Ownership, Financial Strategies, Development Regulation, Laws Specific to Archeology, Voluntary Strategies, and Site Management."--Susan L. Renaud, RPA, Senior Resource Planner, Heritage Preservation Services, National Park Service


OAC Comments Again on NAGPRA Final Rule

On behalf of the OAC, President Jarrod Burks has submitted comments on the final rule related to culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains.  Read the letter.

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