Pennsylvania Archaeological Council
The specific goals of the organization are:
The Pennsylvania Archaeological Council (PAC) is a statewide organization of professional archaeologists dedicated to promoting Pennsylvania archaeology.
All professional archaeologists with graduate degrees in anthropology, archaeology or closely allied fields and an interest in Pennsylvania archaeology are encouraged to apply for membership in PAC. Membership information is here. Additional information is available from Seth Mitchell, 5020 Ritter Road, Suite 206, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; Work Phone: 717-881-2665, email: Membership@pennarchcouncil.org
PAC holds two business meetings each year which provide professional archaeologists with both formal and informal opportunities for communication. The fall business meeting is held at various locations around the state in conjunction with an afternoon workshop on matters related to archaeological practice. The Spring business meeting is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (SPA).
an annual symposium held as the opening session of the SPA meeting.
Symposium topics are centered on the task of reviewing the state of knowledge
about particular periods in Pennsylvania culture history. Both amateurs
and professionals are encouraged to attend. Papers from these symposia
are currently being prepared for publication.