Lower Susquehanna Archaeological Society, Chapter 28, of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology (S.P.A.) is a volunteer organization that promotes the advancement of scientific research, investigation, collection and preservation of archaeological remains and materials in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a focus on the Lower Susquehanna water basin.
Our chapter emphasizes the importance of public education as to the prehistoric and historic landscapes and archaeological importance of the lower Susquehanna River valley.
We encourage joining a community which actively engages the member to assist in archaeological research, excavations, cataloging/recording of artifacts, sharing ideas and networking with other professionals in the field.
Meetings six times a year on third Sunday of the month.
Supervised archaeological digs and associated activities
Summer picnic/Christmas party
Educational outreach programs
Join Lower Susquehanna Archaeological Society Today:
Individual - $15.00 per year
Family - $20.00 per year
Participation in Activities, Digs, Parties and Dinners
6 Meetings per year
Sense of Comraderie
State Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Representation
Next Chapter Meeting: February 16th, Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Columbia Historical Preservation Society
21 North 2nd Street, Columbia, PA 17512
Facebook: Lower Susquehanna Archaeological Society
Contact: President: Paul Nevin =
Vice -President: Debbie Saylor =
Secretary/Treasurer: Judy Englert =
Regular Meeting Location:
* Chapter 28 meetings are held every other month starting the third Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
* Depending on the event, locations and times may vary.
* Check Facebook or Next Meeting Tab on the website for times and locations.
Columbia Historic Preservation Society Building
21 North Second Street,
Columbia, PA 17512
For directions or information about CHPS location:
Website: Phone: 717.684.2894
Next Chapter Meeting:
February 16, 2020 Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Ben Luley
Topic: Historic Ceramics
Friends Meeting House Privy Excavation:
Final report: What We Found, What it Means
Benjamin Luley, Gettysburg College
Professor Benjamin Luley returns to present results of the analysis and reconstruction of artifacts from Chapter 28's 2016 privy excavation at the c. 1766 York Friends Meeting House. After our excavation, Luley and his students took on the project of "putting the pieces together". Their analysis is now complete! Join us to hear the results and see the artifacts, including several reconstructed pieces.