Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology 

30th Annual Meeting

Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2018

At Montgomery Bell State Park Conference Center


Sponsors:  Tennessee Division of Archaeology and Middle Tennessee State University

Organizers:   Mike Moore, State Archaeologist and Director, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, 1216 Foster Ave., Cole Bldg #3, Nashville, Tennessee 37243.  Phone: (615) 687-4776, email Mike.C.Moore@tn.gov; and Kevin Smith, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University, P.O. Box 10, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132.  Phone: (615) 898-5958 or 2508, email Kevin.Smith@mtsu.edu

Contributed Papers: Presentations should address current or recent research pertaining to archaeology in the state of Tennessee.  Presentations will be accepted on a “first come, first serve” basis due to a limited number of slots, and must be limited to fifteen (15) minutes.  Title and abstract should be sent to Mike Moore or Kevin Smith no later than January 13, 2018 for inclusion in the program.

Posters:  Posters should address current or recent archaeological research in the state of Tennessee.  Poster titles and abstracts should be sent no later than January 13, 2018.  Additional information about poster displays will be sent in a later communication.

Tables:  Additional display tables should be available outside the conference room. Please contact the organizers if interested in a table. The organizers request that individuals refrain from selling merchandise, wares, etc. during the CRITA event.

PowerPoint Presentations: A LCD projector and IBM-compatible laptop will be available for PowerPoint presentations.  Requests to use the equipment must be submitted with the title and abstract.  Presenters using the equipment must either provide the PowerPoint file prior to the meeting (via e-mail or CD) or plan to arrive by 7:30 am on Saturday with a CD or flash-drive containing the presentation to be loaded on the laptop.  Presenters should be aware that special animation schemes vary by the version of PowerPoint and may not be compatible with the version provided.

LUNCH:  Participants and attendees will be on their own during the Saturday lunch break.  The Montgomery Bell State Park Inn does include “The Forge” restaurant that we encourage folks to enjoy. 

ROOMS: Friday night rooms at the Montgomery Bell State Park Inn will be available for $74 plus tax, per room (group code #8749). For online reservations click here or call 800-250-8613 (24 hours) or 615-797-3101. Cabins and campground spots are also available in the park.  Cabins and campground spots are also available in the park. Check the website above for online reservations and phone numbers.

Final Program: A preliminary program will be available to view around January 15, 2018

                                                                             TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Friday, January 26

      1:30 PM      Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council meeting

      3:00 PM      Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology business meeting

Saturday, January 27

      8:25 AM      Introductory Remarks

      8:30 AM      Current Research Presentations

      NOON         Lunch

      1:15 PM      Current Research Presentations