The Mission of the Cleveland Archaeological Society is to promote the understanding and appreciation of archaeology, to facilitate the expansion of community involvement in archaeology, to foster the development and education of future archaeologists, to enhance awareness and respect of the past, and to advocate protection of our archaeological heritage.
We are a society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and have an annual series of seven speakers. All lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM in the Murch Auditorium of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
President: John Spencer, Spencer (at) jcu.edu
Vice Pr.: Donald Morrison, d.mor (at) roadrunner.com
Treasurer: Ms. Bonnie Baker, Bonnie2514 (at) att.net or call 216-371-8348
Secretary: Dede Moore, ddm22 (at) att.net or call 216-932-8132
For a list of 2012-2013 lectures, dates, as well as directions to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, click here: LECTURE SERIES FOR 2012-2013. It is noteworthy that all the speakers from our area are currently engaged in research and excavations.
Lectures are videotaped and are available to be checked out from Case Western Reserve University's Kelvin Smith Library or the Grasselli Library at John Carroll University or through all OhioLink institutions (search all catalogues using the key words "Cleveland Archaeological Society"). This means that you will never have to miss a lecture! We hope you enjoyed the past year's series and we look forward to seeing you this fall.
The summer of 2013 will mark the thirteenth year that the Society has sponsored a Summer Internship Program for a student in archaeology. This program, which is conducted in cooperation with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, gives a student studying archaeology or a related field practical experience in field and laboratory work. For more details about this exciting program click on INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.
Local and national membership.
Becoming a "Friend" of the local Society ($20 individual, $25 family) helps CAS add additional speakers, make videos of the lectures for the use of the local schools and libraries, defray costs of our monthly newsletter, etc. While our meetings are always free and open to the public, and membership is not necessary to come to the meetings, we welcome and need your support. An application to join AIA and/or become a Friend of the local Society is provided at MEMBERSHIP on this website. All amounts are tax deductible. Becoming a member of AIA or a Friend of the Society will keep you on our mailing list for reminders of the upcoming lectures as well as notices of any other programs of archaeological interest of which we are aware. AIA provides each local society with three speakers each year at no expense, publishes Archaeology magazine, The American Journal of Archaeology and other scholarly publications, organizes and supports archaeological research, etc. Basic membership in AIA is $50 ($26 Student membership), and with a subscription to Archaeology it costs $66. We urge everyone interested in archaeology to become members of AIA.