CNEA Annual Meeting

An important component of the conference, in addition to invited lecturers, are the research abstracts submitted by archaeologists from around the region. Please consider submitting a short abstract of your recent work to be included in this year’s newsletter. Write-ups can cover field school results, graduate research, CRM projects, and other research. Abstracts will be published in the digital and paper copies of the newsletter. Past examples can be found at

The deadline for research abstracts is March 31. Please email your abstract to the Newsletter Editor at

Conference details
Date: April 22, 2017
Venue: Muskie School of Public Service, University of Maine, Portland

Our morning is being organized around talks addressing Archaic period materials and interpretations, as a way of paying homage to two giants in our field that we lost recently-Brian Robinson and Dena Dincauze. This will follow our traditional format of talks with time for discussion.

In the afternoon we intend to discuss the “elephant in the room.” We have invited a panel of speakers including THPOs, regulatory folks, CRM professionals, and those working in academia. The panel will be addressing both the current and future states of archaeology in the Northeast. 

We will also have a poster session again this year.

Jessica Watson & the CNEA Steering Committee

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