Welcome to the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club (LHAC)! Founded in 2007 by Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Director of Research & Collections for the Institute for American Indian Studies, LHAC is a hands-on group operating with IAIS and affiliated with the Archaeological Society of Connecticut.


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The Litchfield Archaeology Club is a great way to join fellow teachers, students, professional and avocational archaeologists and everyone with an interest in discovering more about the past. The club offers a setting for exchange of ideas, lectures covering a wide range of archaeology-related topics and opportunities to participate in actual digs.

The LHAC meets monthly during late winter/spring and every Sunday during late spring through summer at a local archaeology site where members participate in the annual excavation.

During the off-season, club members clean, identify and catalog artifacts from the summer dig. The club also sponsors archaeology lectures and field trips the second Sunday of every month from October through April (with the exception of January and February) at 3:00 pm at IAIS.

Take a look at what we've done in 2016 and our plans for 2017. You can also reach us via the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club Meetup.com group & our Facebook group.

By joining the Archaeology Club, you will also be supporting the Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center in Washington, Connecticut, where our artifacts are conserved, our lab work is conducted, and speakers, roundtable events, and exhibits enrich everyone's understanding of Native American cultures—past and present.

2017 Officers
Eric Jones, President
Craig Nelson, Vice-President
Ted White, Treasurer
Elizabeth Jones, Secretary
Sharon Clapp,  Technology & Outreach

Dr. Lucianne Lavin, Club Advisor