Welcome to
Ohio Valley Chapter 22
Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Ohio Valley Chapter 22 Calendar of Events

Our next Meeting is on October 18, 2017

Speaker:  Dr. Kinorea Tigri, Cherokee Medicine Woman 

"Wampum-The Art of Communication"

Abstract: The Eastern Woodland & Iroquoian Indians were instrumental in bringing one form of communication with the  newcomers coming to the western hemisphere to light.  This was especially significant during the French & Indian War.  Each tribe knew how to identify their neighbors, the migrating tribes and who the messenger was.  Really important, hence, “Don’t shoot the messenger” became a cliché that really had meaning and is still used today!   Most people think of money when they hear “Wampum”.  Once it was evident with the sale of Manhattan, wampum had value. The presentation will start with the  real meaning of Wampum and how it is made.  Dr. Tigri will discuss the basics of common icons and how they are used, their meanings when used by the Wampum makers, beaders  and keepers.   

Watch for further announcements here and on our Facebook Page!

The next Ohio Valley Chapter 22 meeting is Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Directions to our meeting

We meet at Camp Lutherlyn

The GPS address is:

500 Lutherlyn Lane

Butler, PA 16001

The  program will start at 7 p.m. and is being held in the Redwood  Building located three buildings down on the right when you get back  into the main part of Lutherlyn, which is approximately a mile from the  entrance off Dick Road.  There is a small parking lot that says "loading  & unloading" and "handicap" right next to Redwood building.  There  are only 5-6 spaces there, and we can use all of them, but no more than  that will fit in there, so please reserve these for people that need  close parking or to unload items and then move to another spot. 

October is Archaeology Month!

Check the SPA Newsletter for Archaeology Month Events!

  The calendar of these events can be found in the SPA Fall Newsletter or on the SPA website at www.pennsylvaniaarchaeology.com.  

Archaeology Events This Month

2017 Annual Workshops in Archaeology

Presented by:

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Historical Myseum and Commission

"Ethnicity in the Archaeological Record"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North Street

Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

Cosponsored by:

Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

Pennsylvania Archaeological Council

2017 Archaeology Workshop -FINAL (pdf)


Other Upcoming Events:

  • North Fork Chapter 29 Picnic on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Scripture Rocks Heritage Park
  • Grave Creek Archaeological Complex Film Series and Lectures
  • Allegheny Chapter 1 Meeting on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Ohio Valley Chapter 22 Meeting  on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

About Us

Ohio Valley Chapter 22

We  welcome everyone to meetings and we encourage attendees to bring  artifacts. Several of our members are professional archaeologists and  each has a specialty that can help in artifact identification.

Meetings are free and open to the public.


It  is not necessary to be an archaeologist to attend our meetings or to  join our Chapter. You only need to be interested in history and  archaeology.  At each meeting we have a guest speaker who will present research from an archaeological site where he or she has worked.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month, except July and August. Our meetings are currently being held at Camp Lutherlyn in Prospect, PA.

Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology

It  is not necessary to be an archaeologist to join the Society for  

Pennsylvania Archaeology. The membership of SPA is comprised of both  professional and avocational archaeologists. Many other scientific  disciplines and professions are also represented in the SPA membership. 


Links to Recommended Archaeology Webs Sites:

Doing good for Archaeology, the Archaeological Conservancy:

SPA proudly supports The Archaeology Channel:

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