What's New at OAS
OAS Certification Form Input As you may know from reading the latest issue of the OAS Newsletter, Oklahoma Archeological Survey archaeologists Scott Hammerstedt and Amanda Regnier will be taking over and reviving the Certification Program. Since the program has been inactive for some time, we are also using this as an opportunity to redesign some aspects of the program that we feel could use some updating and improvement. One thing we would like to do before moving too far along on the program redesign is to get input from the current OAS members on your expectations for the Certification Program. To Fill Out The Form With Your Input Click OAS CERTIFICATION FORM
Oklahoma Archeological Society Hats & Tee Shirt Sales The OAS is making hats and tee shirts with the society logo available for purchase through our website. Click Here For an Order Form For The "OAS Hats & Tee Shirts Sale" .
Oklahoma Archeological Society Newsletters The OAS is making its quarterly newsletter available for downloading in PDF format starting in 2009. The "OAS Spring 2009 Newsletter and the "OAS Winter 2009 Newsletter". are currently available for download. Additional newsletters will become available and be posted on this web page during the year.
Oklahoma Archeology Journal is a Power Point Presentation "Supplemental Images For Archeological Journal, Part 1" 56(2) and "Supplemental Images For Archeological Journal, Part 2" 56(2). Additional supplements are "Supplemental Images For Archeological Journal, Part 3" 56(2) and "Supplemental Images For Archeological Journal, Part 4" 56(2) After opening file, select browse from the menu on your web browser and then select the full screen option. This will provide the largest and best viewing of the presentation.
“Digging Into History” is archeology as seen through the lens of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society. Developed in 2006 by OAS members Jon and Diana Denton, with help from veteran OAS members, the Power Point program offers a survey of the society’s 50-year history. Live narration guides the 45-minute multi-media show. It’s available as a membership builder at OAS chapter meetings. It’s also suitable for civic and educational meetings, youth groups interested in archeology, and school programs. For more information, contact Jon Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Plain Lithics: The
Small Points, Special Bulletin No.
26 (2007) , 147 pages. After years of preparation,
the OAS has produced a guide on small projectile points found in the Southern
Plains region. This monograph serves not only as an index of the stylistic
variation of prehistoric tool makers, but also as an analytical tool. The
Bulletin is printed as a loose leaf notebook for ease of future updates,
and includes precise descriptions, drawings, and information on 133 point types found in the region. Cost as of Feb. 1, 2008 is $12 for OAS Members and $25 for Non-Members..
San Patrice Technology and Mobility across
the Plains-Woodland Border, Memoir 12 (2008) , by Thomas A. Jennings, 73
pages. Should be available by mid-February, 2008. The
long under-appreciated San Patrice projectile point is studied in terms of
formal changes and raw material use from
Chase Orchard: A Poñil Phase
#45 (34RM507), A Late Archaic Site in
OAS Member Handbook, 2nd Edition,(2006) Albert, 88 Pages. More than
just an update, the new edition expands on the benefits of membership and the
role of the Society in
Norman Chapter Stirs to Life Several years ago, the OAS Central Chapter met in Norman while searching for a new Oklahoma City meeting space. The Central Chapter soon returned to the city, finding a pleasant room at Will Rogers Park. Norman members of the chapter went back to the long drive, although they liked the idea of a closer home base. Now they have decided to start their own chapter, where attendance will be easier, said Norman member Betty Flores. They selected March 3 as their organization date. They will continue to meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Jean Cochrane is assisting in the organization. Veteran Norman archeologist Don Wyckoff agreed to be the lead-off speaker, Betty said. She expects no problem finding other outstanding speakers and programs, or chapter members for that matter. Norman probably has more professional archeologists than any city in the state. They work at the University of Oklahoma and the state Archeological Survey Office. Many are active in the OAS. As for avocational interest, about 15 OAS members belong to the Central Chapter. Some will continue to be active in both groups. However, some may elect to not drive to the city at night. They will attend Norman Chapter meetings, Betty Flora said. The new chapter may attract more young people. Some are anthropology and archeology students at the university. Many who do not have transportation to Oklahoma City can get a ride to the museum once a month. "I think the meetings will be an advantage to the museum," Betty Flora said. "People may be there for the first time to attend a chapter meeting." For more information on the Norman Chapter, call Betty Flores at 249-7212.
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Membership, Dot Kennedy
Oklahoma Archeology Editor, Robert L Brooks