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The Narragansett Society is an active branch of the Archaeological Institute of America, which aims to expand archaeological knowledge and appreciation of the ancient world through a wide variety of lectures and events open to the public.
This local society of the AIA was originally founded in 1908 as the Rhode Island society, renamed the Providence society in 1936 and renamed the Narragansett society in 1982, which it continues to be called today.
Each year the Narragansett Society organizes a number of social events and a lecture series comprised of archaeologists both local and from around the country. Lectures will generally take place at 6:30 pm in Rhode Island Hall (60 George Street, Providence, RI), but please double-check the schedule in case of changes in time or venue.
Follow the link above for schedules of past events and discussion fora related to them.
Archaeologist for a Day
Come celebrate National Archaeology Day with the AIA Narragansett Chapter. There are four exciting activities happening on the Brown University Campus (www.archaeological.org/NAD/events). Please join the activities by visiting the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, and the Archaeology of College Hill Excavations. Then visit our table located on the northwest area of the Quiet Green of Brown University to learn more about archaeology, hear about chapter activities, enjoy some refreshments, and enter a contest to win prizes!
The officers of the Narragansett society assume the various administrative and organizational duties that allow it to function. Please do not hesitate to contact them with any questions, concerns or suggestions in regard to any aspects of the society.
Members of the Narragansett Society and AIA range from professional archaeologists to archaeology enthusiasts. Click on the link above and follow the instructions to join online, or contact Linda Gosner, secretary of the Narragansett Society, with any further questions.
The benefits of becoming an AIA member of the Narragansett Society are numerous and include:
Please check the AIA website for further information on AIA membership. Questions regarding overall AIA membership can be sent to Tracy Spurrier, the AIA Membership Services Coordinator.
The AIA - Narragansett Society
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Box 1837 / 60 George St
Providence, RI 02912
Please also feel free to email any of the officers using the links above.