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New England Antiquities Research Association

Chapters

Local chapters enable members to participate in various activities, including field trips, research and preservation initiatives. Chapter coordinators keep members informed of field trips, meetings and events of regional interest. Local field trips offer members a chance to investigate sites in our local regions. Chapter coordinators report to our twice-a-year confererences on events and research in our local regions. Indigenous stonework is found across the Americas. Chapters allow us to focus on examples found in the Northeast, while conferences frequently feature reports on related stonework styles located in distant regions.

Through local stewardship and organizational partnerships, NEARA works to foster preservation of lithic sites and their related landscapes. We partner with land trusts and federal, tribal, state, and local government entities to protect extant stone constructions. As awareness of these constructions grows, so does the consensus for preservation. NEARA members have been actively supporting the United South and Eastern Tribes' (USET) efforts to encourage the growing recognition and nomination to the National Register of ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL) in the East. We network with related organizations and individuals across a broad region to share research and advocate for preservation of these extant features disappearing from the landscape. Development, neglect and natural forces can be countered with knowledge and advocacy.

Chapter Overview Pages and Chapter Coordinators:

Committees

NEARA has a number of standing committees that work year-around on tasks that every organization needs to do, as well as on tasks that are specific to NEARA's mission.

Membership

The Membership Committee knows everyone in NEARA and keeps everyone up-to-date. Read more at Membership. If you have a question about your membership, contact: membership@neara.org Teresa Bierce

The Conference Registrar helps people who will be attending the next conference. Read more about conferences at Conferences. If you have any questions, contact the Registrar at: registrar@neara.org Teresa Bierce

Library and Archives

The Library and Archives Committee preserves NEARA's documents, holds its Site Reports and donations of researchers' notes, photos, and correspondence, and manages NEARA's collection of books and videos, many of which may be borrowed by NEARA members. Read more about the committee at Library & Archives.

For questions about borrowing books and videos, contact the Librarian at: librarian@neara.org Nancy Berke

For submitting site reports and inquiries about the archives, contact the Archivist at: librarian@neara.org Walter van Roggen

Publications

The Publications Committee is responsible for publishing the NEARA Journal and the Transit newsletter. Read more at Publications.

If you have an idea about publishing an article in the Journal, contact: publications@neara.org Peter Anick

If you have a short article that you would like to share with NEARA members, send an email to: newsletter@neara.org Terry Deveau

Research and Special Projects

The Research and Special Projects Committee helps NEARA members do their own research by soliciting, recommending, and funding projects, by setting guidelines and standards, by maintaining the Site Files, and by conducting occasional special projects for NEARA. Read more at Research & Special Projects.

If you have some ideas that you would like to research, contact: research@neara.org Walter van Roggen

Finance

The Finance Committee prepares the budget, reviews spending and investments, and encourages donations to help NEARA's mission.

Finance Committee: finance@neara.org Harvey Buford

Resource Development subcommittee: resourcedevelopment@neara.org Derek Gunn

Investments subcommittee: investments@neara.org Terry Deveau

Nominating

The Nominating Committee proposes candidates for Officers and Directors-at-Large of NEARA. nominating@neara.org Teresa Bierce

Board of Directors (biographies)

Officers

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General Contacts

The NEARA Organization

NEARA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in New Hampshire. Its postal address is:

      NEARA
      Room 215
      142 Main St.
      Nashua, NH 03060 USA
Its current bylaws are available as a PDF file at: NEARA's bylaws