FIRST DRAFT - by Sheila Charles 12/13/2006

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					                                            Museum and James House Museum. Her           Archaeology in 2000. Her employment
                                            teaching and outreach experiences            with the Division of Historical Resources
                                            include working with all ages, from pre-     has allowed her to record and maintain
                                            school children, college students and        the historic and archaeological records of
                                            AmeriCorps participants to senior citizen    the State of New Hampshire, provide
                                            volunteers. She is certified as a Project    support to local communities needing
                                            Archaeology “Archaeological Facilitator”     assistance with archaeological projects,
NEW NH COORDINATORS FOR PROJECT             and has directed several student             and develop and incorporate Geographic
ARCHAEOLOGY                                 enrichment archaeological programs           Information Systems (GIS) into the
                                            combining archeology, other sciences and     State’s archaeological and historical
In June 2004, the first Project             art, which are considered a model for        databases.
Archeology Facilitator Training was         multi-age, interdisciplinary, community
conducted in New Hampshire.                 based learning. She is one of the            The mission of Project Archaeology, the
Subsequently, Pat Blevens, New              developers of the federal award-winning      award winning education program
Hampshire Division of Historical            Vermont Relics and Ruins Project (1997-      conducted under the auspices of the
Resources Program Assistant,                2005), which received the 1999 USDA          Bureau of Land Management, is to foster
coordinated several teacher workshops       Forest Service National "Windows on the      an “understanding of past and present
and presentations at the New Hampshire      Past" Award for Excellence. In               cultures; improve social studies and
Council for Social Studies, assisted by     conjunction with the Vermont Division        science education; and enhance
State Archaeologist Richard Boisvert and    for Historic Preservation, she directed      citizenship education to help preserve our
State Review and Compliance                 several field schools at Mount               archaeological legacy”
Coordinator Edna Feighner.                  Independence National Historic Site and      (http://www.blm.gov/heritage/project_arc
                                            co-authored From Wilderness to               haeology.htm). For anyone interested in
As Pat has decided to return to graduate    Fortress, the Mount Independence 1999        learning, teaching and protecting New
school and seek other opportunities, we     teacher resource guide; and she has also     Hampshire’s rich cultural legacy, Project
are pleased to announce new co-             presented several teachers' workshops.       Archeology offers a comprehensive
coordinators of Project Archaeology,                                                     archaeology and heritage education
Sheila Charles and Tanya Kress, who                                     Tanya Kress,     program and includes publications,
will continue to promote the management                                 the Records      professional development for educators,
and stewardship of New Hampshire’s                                      Coordinator      networking opportunities, and continuing
cultural resources through public                                       for the NH       support for participants. Its curriculum,
outreach programs and partnerships with                                 Division of      combines a hands-on approach to
regional educators, as well as                                          Historical       archaeology and teaching scientific
communities and museums. Project                                        Resources        inquiry with citizenship, personal ethics
Archaeology will continue to be based at                                since June       and character, and cultural understanding.
the NH Division of Historical Resources                                 2005,
with overall guidance from Richard                                      initiated her    This year, Project Archaeology will
Boisvert, State Archaeologist.                                          involvement      include two teacher educational
                                                                        in New           workshops and a roundtable panel to
Sheila Charles, through her historic        Hampshire archaeology as a high school       correlate with the New Hampshire
archaeological consulting business over     student when she worked with the late        Department of Education curriculum
the past 35 years, has connected with       archaeologist, Howard Sargent, in            standards, and a new annual newsletter.
numerous archaeological projects in New     Georges Mills, NH. In 1994 she               If you are interested in participating in
Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,          participated in the SCRAP field school in    any of these activities, have ideas you
Ohio and California. She has been a         North Haverhill, NH. Tanya received a        would like to share, or would simply like
principal investigator, historic            Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in                 to be kept informed, please contact:
archaeological researcher, archaeological   Anthropology from the University of          Sheila Charles, shearch@verizon.net,
laboratory supervisor, and cultural         North Carolina at Wilmington and a           603-883-6574, or
resource                                    Master’s of Arts Degree in Archaeology       Tanya Kress tanya.kress@dcr.nh.gov
manager.                                    and Heritage from the University of          603-271-6568.
Sheila holds a                              Leicester, England. She held an
Bachelor’s                                  internship at the Glamorgan-Gwent            You can also visit our websites at
and Master’s                                Archaeological Trust in Swansea, Wales       http://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/programs/proje
of Arts                                     during her undergraduate studies and was     ct_archaeology.html and
Degree in                                   an AmeriCorps volunteer in New               http://www.projectarchaeology.org/
Anthropology                                Hampshire. She served as an
from                                        archaeologist and educator for the           Richard Boisvert, State Archaeologist
California                                  Sargent Museum of Archaeology and
State                                       Anthropology where she worked on
University                                  many archaeological projects around
Northridge, is                              New Hampshire, coordinated the
a board                                     volunteer effort, and developed
member of the New Hampshire                 educational programs for elementary
Archaeological Society, and is the staff    school-aged students. Tanya certified as
archaeologist for the Strawbery Banke       a “Archaeological Facilitator” for Project

				
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