Old Stone Fort Archaeological Society Meeting (November 2013)

Mark Norton at the Tennessee Division of Archaeology has just issued the formal meeting announcement for the November 2013 meeting of the Old Stone Fort Archaeological Society.  You may read the meeting announcement in the following PDF file:

Old Stone Fort Meeting Announcement

The subject of this meeting is the 2013 Paleoamerican Odyssey Conference, which was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from October 16-19, 2013.  For those of you who may not be aware of this conference, it is not an annual event.  It is held only once per decade or thereabouts, and it is a true magnet conference.  I use the term “magnet conference” because it is one of the few national archaeology conferences that attracts large numbers of professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, artifact collectors, and just ordinary citizens who are interested in the archaeology of the most ancient Americans.  The most recent conference website, including a complete list of the professional papers given at the 2013 conference, may be accessed at the following URL:


One of the major sponsors of this conference is the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M University.  A number of archaeologists with Tennessee archaeology roots are active participants in the ongoing research programs of the center, including Dr. David G. Anderson at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and Texas A&M graduate student Jesse W. Tune.

Please be sure and clear your evening schedule so you can attend this Old Stone Fort Archaeological Society meeting.  It promises to be a good one, and the latest Paleo-Indian research here in Tennessee is bound to find its way into the meeting discussions.

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