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2021 Meeting

33rd Annual Meeting

Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Lodge at Montgomery Bell State Park

The Tennessee Division of Archaeology and Middle Tennessee State University co-sponsor the annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) event to promote the distribution of information about archaeological research in the state over the past year. In 2021 the event will take place on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson County. Friday afternoon is reserved for the annual meeting of the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council as well as the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology annual business meeting. The Saturday program consists of presentations on Tennessee archaeology. 

While professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, and students represent the primary targeted audience, the event is also intended to provide a showcase for the interested public to discover what has been “happening” in Tennessee Archaeology over the past year. The event is free and open to the public. Please contact State Archaeologist Phil Hodge by email (Phil.Hodge@tn.gov) if you have any questions or need additional information.

Sponsors

Tennessee Division of Archaeology and Middle Tennessee State University

Organizers

Phil Hodge, State Archaeologist and Director, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, 1216 Foster Ave., Cole Bldg #3, Nashville, Tennessee 37243. Phone: 615-687-4776, email Phil.Hodge@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

Lunch

Participants and attendees will be on their own during the Saturday lunch break. The Lodge at Montgomery Bell State Park is home to a full service restaurant, which we encourage all to enjoy

Lodging

Friday night rooms at The Lodge at Montgomery Bell State Park will beavailable at a conference rate, TBA. For online reservations call 800-250-8613 (24 hours) or 615-797-3101. Cabins and campground spots are also available in thepark..

The Lodge at Montgomery Bell State Park


Parking on both Friday afternoon and Saturday is available for free at The Lodge at Montgomery Bell State Park. 

Meeting Program and Abstracts

Check back for programs and more information.