Eastern States Archeological Federation Annual Meetings

Eastern States Archeological Federation

87th Annual Meeting

October 22-25, 2020

West Virginia Archeological Society

The annual meeting is being hosted by the West Virginia Archeological Society and will take place at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center, 233 Lowe Dr, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Phone: (304) 876-7000, Website:  Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Identify yourself as attending the conference for a room rate of $104/day. Conference rate valid for reservations made before 9/22/2020.

Banquet speaker

Dr. David G. AndersonThe Future of American Archaeology in an Era of Dramatic Global Change - Dr. David G. Anderson

Dr. David G. Anderson is an archaeologist in the department of anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who specializes in Southeastern archaeology. His professional interests include climate change and human response, exploring the development of cultural complexity in Eastern North America, maintaining and improving the nation's Cultural Resource management (CRM) program, teaching and writing about archaeology, and developing technical and popular syntheses of archaeological research. He is the project director of the on-line Paleoindian Database of the Americas (PIDBA).

Contact Information

Send Submissions to

ESAF Program Chair
Timothy Abel

Book Room and Exhibit Space Chair

Dr. John Nass, Jr.

On Line Registration will begin in Summer 2020 by PayPal or by check.
Local Arrangements Chair

David N. Fuerst

Student Paper Competition Coordinator
Martha Otto

Student Research Posters Coordinator
Dr. Curtiss Hoffman

General Presentation Guidelines

  • Presenter(s) must be individual members of ESAF for 2019.
  • Registration fees and membership dues for ALL presenters are due by September 1, 2019. Membership dues and conference registration may be paid via PayPal. An individual can be the primary author on only one paper or poster, but may be a co-author on other papers or posters. Workshop participants may also present papers.
  • In addition to the title and abstract (150 words or fewer), provide name, affiliation, address, phone, and email address for each presenter. Please include audio-visual requirements. Thematic session chairs should identify participants. Send proposals to Program chairs’ e-mail address:
  • The first name listed as a paper's author is considered to be the presenter.

Past Meetings

2019 Langhorne, PA  

2018 Watertown, NY 

2017 New London, CT 

2016 Langhorne, PA 

2015 Midland, Ontario, Canada 

2014 Solomons, MD 

2013 South Portland, ME 

2012 Perrysburg, OH 

2011 Mount Laurel, NJ 

2010 Williamsburg, VA 

2009 Johnstown, PA 

2008 Lockport, NY 

2007 Burlington, VT

2006 Fitchburg, MA

2005 Williamsburg, VA

2004 Midland, Ontario

2003 Mount Laurel, NJ

2002 Mount Laurel, NJ

2001 Watertown, NY

2000 Solomons Island, MD

1999 Kings Island, OH

1998 Wilkes-Barre, PA

1997 Mount Laurel, NJ

1996 Huntington, WV

1995 Wilmington, DE

1994 Albany, NY

1993 Bangor, ME

1992 Pittsburgh, PA

1991 Williamsburg, VA

1990 Columbus, OH

1989 East Windsor, CT

1988 Toronto, Ontario

1987 Charleston, SC

1986 Wilmington, DE

1985 Buffalo, NY

1984 Annapolis, MD

1983 Salem, MA

1982 Norfolk, VA

1981 Harrisburg, PA

1980 Albany, NY

1979 Ann Arbor, MI

1978 Bellmawr, NJ

1977 Hartford, CT

1976 Richmond, VA

1975 Columbus, OH

1974 Bangor, ME

1973 Dover, DE

1972 Harrisburg, PA

1971 Gainesville, FL

1970 Natural Bridge, VA

1969 Morgantown, WV

1968 Ann Arbor, MI

1967 Washington, DC

1966 New York, NY

1965 Princeton, NJ

1964 Attleboro, MA

1963 Philadelphia, PA

1962 Athens, GA

1961 Williamsburg, VA

1960 Toronto, Ontario

1959 Albany, NY

1958 Wilmington, DE

1957 Baltimore, MD

1956 Trenton, NJ

1955 New Haven, CT

1954 Pittsburgh, PA

1953 Rochester, NY

1952 Washington, DC

1951 Chapel Hill, NC

1950 New York, NY

1949 Richmond, VA

1948 Trenton, NJ

1947 Wilmington, DE

1946 Rochester, NY

1945 Attleboro, MA

1944 [meeting not held]

1943 [meeting not held]

1942 [meeting not held]

1941 Philadelphia, PA 

(list compiled by Charles A. Bello and Carolyn Dillian)