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: September 15th, 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: September 15th
Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Paul Nevin
Topic: Chapter 28 Excavation of Washington Boro= Susquehannock Village
In 2007, Chapter 28 conducted an excavation of an area just outside the 1600-1625 A.D. Susquehannock village site in Washington Boro (36LA8). What started as an investigation to find the source of a concentration of surface collected artifacts in a field and resulted in finding numerous projectile points, including many triangle points (arrowheads), beads, and pottery shards and other material commonly associated with middens ("trash dumps"). Another surprising find was a curious pattern of post-mold features that await resolution. Paul Nevin will describe what went into the project, from the initial finds to documentation of the site and artifacts. His presentation will include photos of the excavation, artifacts, and features, and numerous artifacts recovered from the excavation will be on display.
Free Lecture: Open to anyone interested in local archaeology!