National Park Service 2012 Archaeological Prospection Workshop

The National Park Service’s 2012 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-Destructive Investigations in the 21st Century will be held May 7-11,  2012, at the Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska.

Lodging will be at the Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska. The field exercises will take place at the site of Alkali Station near Paxton, Nebraska. Alkali Station was a major trail facility used by travelers on the Oregon and California trails, the Pony Express, the transcontinental telegraph, and the frontier army.

Co-sponsors for the workshop include the National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center, the Lute Family, and the University of Nebraska’s Cedar Point Biological Station. This will be the twenty-second year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources across this Nation.

The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field. There is a registration charge of $475.00.

Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center’s web page at  http://www.nps.gov/history/mwac/.

For further information, please contact:
Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist
National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center
Federal Building, Room 474, 100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-3873
tel: (402) 437-5392, ext. 141
fax: (402) 437-5098
email: <steve_de_vore@nps.gov>.