WARP30–the 30th Anniversary of the International Wetland Archaeological Research Project (WARP) A Great Success!!!!

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Dr. Geoffrey Irwin presents ancient New Zealand boats experiment using recovered wet site examples at WARP 30

From June 28th through July 2nd, 2016 Drs. Francesco Menotti and Ben Jennings hosted the 30th Anniversary of WARP at the University of Bradford, England.  We had three days of great presentation exchanges by the delegates from all over the world.  Bryony Coles, co-founder of WARP with husband John Coles, lead off with a history of WARP and Dale Croes showed how it spread throughout the world to create a much needed exchange among wetland/wet site archaeologists.  We are posting the PDF of the entire conference here for everyone to appreciate:  WARP30 entire program and abstracts of presenters June 28th–July 2nd, 2016, Bradford, England.

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Ed Carriere, Suquamish Indian Elder and Master Basketmaker, Francesco Menotti, WARP30 Host with Ed’s Chief Whaler’s hat, Dale Croes, NewsWARP America Coordinator, Senior WARP delegate Barbara Purdy and Naoto Yamamoto, NewsWARP Asia Coordinator 
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Group Excursion Day #2 at presentation on how to make cheese at Wensleydale Creamery

Also in NewsWARP we hope to publish as many of the papers and PowerPoint presentations as PDF, leading off with a great example by  Urs Leuzinger, Department of Archaeology Thurgau (Frauenfeld, Switzerland) and his paper, in English and Swiss (we publish in all languages in NewsWARP) and his PowerPoint PDF:   The Wooden Stone Age – a Paradise for Experimental Archaeologists — please view under the Reports Category in NewsWARP: Urs Leuzinger’s WARP30 Paper/PowerPt.  We hope many other attendees will share their paper/powerpoint PDFs so that this exceptional collection of WARP30 presentations can rapidly be enjoyed and appreciated by all.

Please send other submission to Dale Croes at dcroes444@gmail.com .  A GREAT THANKS to Francesco and Ben for making our 30th a great time together–that WARP has succeeded for 30 years is a real tribute to our wetland/wet site learning community.  We all agreed at the ending session that we need to keep promoting our area of specialty into the archaeological community and WARP now has taken this lead for 30 years!  Thanks                                                         

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7-2-16 Famous stone railroad bridge seen on excursion, on way to Wensleydale Creamery
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7-2-16 Ruins of Fountains Abbey on WARP30 excursion

Wetland Archaeology Research Project WARP 30th ANNIVERSARY MEETING in Bradford, England!!!!

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We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary of WARP in 2016 with a celebratory meeting and conference June 28-July 2, 2016 at the University of Bradford in England.  The meeting will include plenary talks from founding members, invited guest speakers, and an open call for papers followed by two days of excursions  to the beautiful Lake District regions. Please put this on your calendar and start planning for our next international gathering to celebrate our 30 year past, current developments and planning our WARP future projects and events.  The host chair is Professor Francesco Menotti, who recently helped produce two Oxford University Press milestone wetland and wet site volumes:  Wetland Archaeology and Beyond:  Theory and Practice (2012), and, edited with Adian O’Sullivan, The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology (2013) (who both are European Coordinators for NewsWARP).   To follow all developments and plan your participation please go to the WARP30th web site at:  http://warp30.org/ ; you will find information about the developing schedule, registration, Bradford University, England, and planned events.  We all look forward to this important consideration of wetland and wet site archaeology directions, new developments and planning our world-wide future together.  Please help us get out the word to all archaeologists and other interested colleagues and the public.  Follow NewsWARP for WARP30 News!     Untitled-1 copy

Welcome to the Hoko River Site Digital Image Archive

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During the late 1970s and 1980s we excavated a 3,000 year old wet site and 900 year old Rockshelter at the mouth of the Hoko River, Washington State, USA. Even though much of the photographic recording was in color slides and black and white film, we undertook to scan over 3000 representative images from the work and this is indexed for both sites, including a way to virtually excavate in 5 cm levels in the Hoko Rockshelter. Though the first and second volume of the The Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex reports are available through Washington State University Press (1-800-354-7360), and entitled The Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex, the Wet/Dry Site (45CA213), 3,000 – 1,700 B.P. (1996) and The Rockshelter (45CA21), 1,000 – 100 B.P. we wanted to make this Hoko River DIGITAL IMAGE ARCHIVE available in NewsWARP. Please explore it at:  Hoko River Archaeological Site Complex Digital Archive .  May help in classes as an example of a virtual excavation of a shell midden. The software is a bit old, but at least we have more of the site documented in this manner. Any input appreciated.Fish Experiment reducedBVB00287

Dale R Croes’ Representative Publications

I wanted to post this recent Washington State University posting of my ongoing Adjunct Faculty status since it has web links to many of my Wet Sites related articles through the years.  We also provide wet site wood and fiber cellular ID and conservation services through the Pacific Northwest Archaeological Services–contact us through dcroes444@gmail.com if you would like help with a wet site project.  Thanks, NewsWARP American Coordinator, Dale Croes  Dale Croes WSU Adjunct Faculty

SPSCC Wood/Fiber and Charcoal ID Service

SPSCC offers the following services:

  • Archaeological Macroflora, Shellfish, Charcoal, Wood, and Fiber Cellular ID Identification
  • Analysis of Artifacts, wood chips, split wood, basketry waste, and lithic debitage
  • Conservation of basketry, cordage and wooden artifacts
  • Basketry replication
  • Training in cleaning, conservation and storage of
    perishable wood and fiber artifacts

see brochure:

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