|Posted by UPAC on March 12, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
The Utah Professional Archaeological Council (UPAC) ispleased to announce that the 2013 Winter Meeting will be hosted by the WeberState University Department of Anthropology (Ogden, Utah) in the WildcatAuditorium and Fireside Lounge at the Shepherd Union Building on March 28 and29, 2014.
UPAC would like to encourage the submission of poster andoral presentations from both students and professionals. Please submit your 250word abstract using the attached form to Sonia Hutmacher, UPAC Vice Presidentof Government Affairs and Research, at sh[email protected] or before February 28, 2014. We have plenty of room available for up to 60poster presentations and up to 15 oral presentations!
The UPAC Executive Committee is accepting pledges tocover the 2014 Winter Meeting costs and fees. If you or your business areinterested in donating to support this event, please contact Sonia Hutmacher [email protected]
We look forward to having a great Winter Meeting andwelcome you to Ogden, Utah!
Sonia Hutmacher Cunningham, MA, RPA, PG
UPAC Vice President of Government Affairs & Research
UPDATE: Agenda is now available
Update on Parking:
Weber State University Parking Fees
Parking on the Weber State University Campus is free on Saturdays. However, on Friday (March 28, 2014), UPAC members will need to purchase a temporary parking pass (called a day pass) from the Information Center on the west side of the University (just east of Harrison BLVD) for $2.00/day. A pay lot is also available on the west side of the Shepherd Union Building. Cost for the pay lot is $1.50 for the first hour then $1.00 for each hour or portion thereof after that.
If you can’t find parking on campus, purchase a temporary parking pass at the Information Center ($2.00) and park at the Dee Event Center. The University Shuttle will take you over to the University for free.
|Posted by UPAC on March 12, 2014 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
With the Winter Meetings rapidly approaching (March 28thand 29th) it is time to solicit nominations for this year's Executive Committeeelections. For 2014, the executive committee is looking for nominees for thefollowing offices:
* Vice President of Membership and Ethics
Please submit nominations to me ([email protected]).Nominated individuals will be contacted to determine if they are interested inthe position and, if so, to provide a brief bio/statement.
Vice President of Membership and Ethics
|Posted by UPAC on July 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
The new archaeological site recording system that PLPCO has been developing for the last year is ready for review by the archaeological community.
The documents are in MS Word format. Reviewing by turning on 'track changes' is recommended.
- Utah Antiquities Computer System_draft 7-22-2013
- Part A_draft 7-22-2013
- Part B_draft 7-22-2013
- Part C_draft 7-22-2013
- Part D_draft 7-22-2013
The web addresses for the above links are:
Send all comments to:
David T. Yoder
Utah Governor's Public Lands Policy Coordination Office
|Posted by UPAC on May 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
Utah Statewide ArchaeologicalSociety Convention
June 14-15 2013
Brigham Young University
Museum of Peoples and Cultures, BYU
Department of Anthropology, BYU
Office of Public Archaeology,BYU
Manti-La Sal National Forest
Utah County Chapter of USAS
Click Here for Full Conference Schedule and Registration (PDF)
- Special Note: Families are welcome at this event! Parental supervision at workshops is requiredfor children under 12. You will alllearn new things about Utah’s fascinating past
- Thursday, June13– Volunteer at Wolf Village with the BYU Archaeological Field School for half or all of the day. The site is a large village located near thesouth end of Utah Valley. Please signup ahead of time by contacting Kari Nelson or Elizabeth Smith at 801- 422-0022 [email protected] They will also send you a map to the site andmore information on what to bring when you come to excavate.
Friday, June 14 9 am to 5 pm (Lunch is on your own)
- Registration: BYU Museum of Peoples and Cultures (see theattached map)
- Museum Tours / Volunteer Opportunities: Museum of Peoples and Cultures
- See artifacts from: The Old ProvoTabernacle and the Parowan Valley
- Wash artifacts from: Site 13 (Alkali Ridge)and Wolf Village
- Sort artifacts from: Cave Canyon Village,Montezuma Canyon
- Learna bout: Historic document/photo scanningand archiving
- Wolf Village Excavation Tours: Wolf Village (Fremont village in the southend of Utah Valley; mapswill be included in your registration packet) Tours begin at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm
- Lake Mountain Rock Art Tours: See intriguing and endangered rock art west of UtahLake with BLM archaeologists. Get maps and details at Registration.
- Self-guided Tours: Camp Floyd State Park, Hutchings Museum,BYU Museum of Art
- Welcome and Dinner: 6 – 7 pm Room 3228, Wilkinson Center, BYU.
- Speakers: 7 – 8:30 pm Room 3228, Wilkinson Center, BYU
- “Household Variation, Public Architecture and the Origins of Fremont Communities” – Katie Richards, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
- “The Archaeology of the Archaeology of Provo” – Adrien Mooney, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology
- “Corn and Climate in the Fremont World”– Dr. James R. Allison, Professor, Department of Anthropology
- “The Parowan Valley Archaeologica Project” – Sara Stauffer, Manti-La Sal National Forest
- 9 am to 4 pm (Lunch on yourown)
- Registration: Room 3221, Wilkinson Center, BYU
- One-Hour Long, Hands-on Workshops: Rooms 3221, 3223, 3250, Wilkinson Center
- There will be concurrent sessions, withseveral taught more than one time. A final workshop schedule will be in your registration packet.
- How to be a Consulting Party on Development Projects: Lori Hunsaker, DeputyUtah StateHistoric Preservation Officer, Utah State History
- Fremont Ceramics: Lane D. Richens, Office of Public Archaeology
- Teaching Archaeology to Kids – Educationat the MPC: Kari Nelson, Education Curator, Museum of Peoples and Cultures
- Chipped Stone Identification: TBA
- Animal Bone Identification: Sara Stauffer, Manti-La Sal National Forest
- Kayenta and Virgin Ceramics: Dr. Jim Allison, Department of Anthropology,BYU
- How to Identify Human Bone and What to Do if You Find Human Bone: Derinna Kopp,Physical Anthropologist, Utah State History
- Historic Artifacts: Deb Harris, Office of Public Archaeology, BYU\
- Mesa Verde Ceramics: Charmaine Thompson, Manti-La Sal NF and Dr. Allison
- Advances inMapping Technology: Scott Ure,Department of Anthropology, BYU
5 to 6 pm Room 3223, Wilkinson Center, BYU
- USAS Business Meeting 6 to 7 pm Room 3228, Wilkinson Center, BYU
- Banquet and Awards
7 to 8 pm Room 3228, Wilkinson Center, BYU
- Keynote Address: “Archaeology in the Public Square: The Original Provo Tabernacle Project”– Richard K. Talbot, Director, Office of Public Archaeology, BYU. Learn about the history of the first Pioneer-erapublic building in Utah County and the large-scale excavation project thatbrought this massive building and the people who used it back to light.
|Posted by UPAC on April 3, 2013 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
The March 2013 issue of UPAC News is now available.
Highlights of the issue include:
- Farewell of newsletter editor, Kenny Wintch
- 2013 elections
- VP Government Affairs and Research: Sonia Hutchmacher
- Newsletter Editor/Media Coordinator: Ken Cannon
- Secretary: Jamie Palmer; Andy Yentsch
- Proposed Bylaw Changes
- Consulting parties training, Friday April 12
- Business meeting minutes
- Financial statement for 2012
|Posted by UPAC on March 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
The UPAC Executive Committee voted to write a letter to Utah's Governor Herbert requesting he consider an archaeologist for the position of SHPO when Wilson Martin retires. Read the letter here (pdf).
|Posted by UPAC on February 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by UPAC on December 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM||comments (0)|
Full text (PDF) of the Journal Utah Archaeology (1988-2011) are now available on the Journal webpage.
|Posted by UPAC on April 13, 2012 at 2:45 AM||comments (0)|
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's UPACElections- both the candidates and those who voted. The election closed last Sunday and theresults are in:
- UPAC President: Byron Loosle
- VP for Membership and Ethics: Mark Karpsinski
- Treasurer: Gena Huffman
Please welcome them when you have a chance. Our thanks for their willingness to serve.
UPAC [Outgoing] VP for Membership and Ethics
|Posted by UPAC on September 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
The September 2011 issue of UPAC News is now available.