Gunston Hall

Archaeology Seminar

POSTPONED: Due to extreme wind conditions, this event has been postponed. We are currently working on an alternate date.


Sites in Peril: Environmental and Other Challenges in Archaeology

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Meet leaders in Mid-Atlantic archaeology, and learn about their challenges and finds.  Gunston Hall and the Friends of Fairfax Archaeology are bringing together speakers from a variety of projects in Virginia and Maryland to discuss sites in peril.

Schedule of Speakers

“The Beast is Upon Us: Sea Level Rise and the Loss of Archaeological Resources”

Mike Barber, Virginia State Archaeologist 

“Understanding Coastal Processes and the Chesapeake Archaeological Record”

Darrin Lowery, Smithsonian Institution, NMNH Dept. of Anthropology, Paleoindian and Paleoecology Program, Research Associate.

“Threatened Sites and Remote Monitoring Techniques: A View from Southern Maryland”

Scott Strickland, Project Archaeologist, Adjunct Instructor, St. Mary’s College

“Threats to Historic Cemeteries:  An Archaeological and Historical Perspective”

Elizabeth A. Crowell, Manager, Fairfax County Archaeology and Collections Branch

“Looting the Past in the Potomac Valley”

Stephen R. Potter, Regional Archaeologist, Emeritus, National Capital Region of the National Park Service, Karen L. Orrence, & Tom Gwaltney


Refreshments and lunch included in registration.

$55 Registration, $45 Friends of Gunston Hall and Friends of Fairfax Archaeology, $25 students.

To register online, please visit our Registration Page.  To receive the discounted rate, please call 703-550-9220, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If you would like to register over the phone, please call 703-550-9220.

Scholarships for high school, college, and graduate students are available, please contact Lacey Villiva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 703-550-9220, for more information.
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