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Ohio Valley Chapter 22 meetings are held on the

THIRD Wednesday of each month at this GPS location:

Camp Lutherlyn
500 Lutherlyn Ln
Butler, PA 16001

Social time at 6:30 pm; program at 7:00 pm

Chapter 22 Meeting Announcement:


June 21, 2017

Our June meeting is this Wednesday, the 21st for our annual picnic meeting. 

We will meet at Lutherlyn at 6 p.m.  Please note that this is earlier than our usual start time. 

The chapter will provide chicken and beverages. 

If you are coming, please bring a dish to share with everyone.

The chapter will also provide plates/napkins/eating utensils/cups.  

From Amanda: We normally don’t have a speaker for this meeting but I was in touch with a friend who does archaeology and I asked him if he could present a program to our chapter.  He said yes and chose our June meeting so we will have a speaker.  Following is his program information.  It is a very interesting program!



Speaker: Carl Burkett, Jr

Venango, Chapter 30
Authors: Carl K. Burkett Jr, Raymond A. Stewart and William Black

Abstract: Intriguing questions are posed by discoveries of mammoth and mastodon remains and nearby Paleo-Indian sites in the Conneaut Lake drainage, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  One mastodon (Mammut americanum) and six mammoths (Mammuthus  spp.) were found in lake or marsh locations in the broad valley dominated by Conneaut Lake and the extensive Geneva Marsh south of the lake.  Only one of these was systematically excavated, the Sid Hill mastodon near Conneaut Lake.   Ten Paleo-Indian sites, located on the margins or near these landscape features, revealed such fluted point types as Eastern Clovis, Gainey and Barnes.  These artifacts and other tools occur as isolated finds, or in small concentrations, at multi-component sites.  The nature and potential relationship of these faunal discoveries and nearby Paleo-Indian sites is the focus of this paper.

Ohio Valley Chapter 22 does not meet in July and August so we will see you again at our September meeting! 

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The program will start at 7 p.m. as usual and is being held in the Redwood building located three buildings down on the right when you get back into the main part of Lutherlyn, which is approximately a mile from the entrance off Dick Road.  There is a small parking lot that says "loading & unloading" and "handicap" right next to Redwood building.  There are only 5-6 spaces there, and we can use all of them, but no more than that will fit in there, so please reserve these for people that need close parking or to unload items and then move to another spot.

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Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
was founded in 1929 through the efforts of individuals who recognized the importance of Pennsylvania's archaeological heritage.

Included in the SPA's stated goals are:

  • To promote the scientific study of archaeological resources in Pennsylvania.
  • To promote the conservation of archaeological sites, artifacts, and information
  • To disseminate archaeological knowledge and to encourage the exchange of information between amateur and professional archaeologists.
  • To promote the conservation of archaeological sites, artifacts, and information here.

SPA publishes an excellent journal published twice a year and

is included in SPA membership dues.

More information about archaeology is available at the SPA website, www.pennsylvaniaarchaeology.com