14-19 January 2003

The Society for Historical Archaeology and the Advisory Council for Underwater Archaeology announce that the 2003 SHA Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology will be held 14-19 January 2003 at the award-winning Westin Hotel in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, USA. The conference will be hosted by The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL). For more information on PAL, please visit their web site www.palinc.com.

The theme for the conference is Trade and Industrialization. Providence’s rich history as a center of mercantilism and manufacturing make it uniquely suited to host such a conference, particularly in light of its on-going urban revitalization program that has successfully balanced the demands of city renewal with the maintenance of historical integrity. For more information consult the Winter 2002 issue of the Newsletter, or contact:

Program and Meeting
Raymond D. Pasquariello, Program Chair
210 Lonsdale Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860 USA
Ph: 401-728-8780
Fax: 401-728-8784
Email: rpasquariello@palinc.com

Additional Conference Hotels: The following hotels have rooms available for the SHA 2003 Conference. So that you receive the negotiated conference rates, when making your reservation please identify yourself as an attendee of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) conference.

Providence Courtyard by Marriott
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903
Hotel Telephone: 401-272-1101
For Reservations: 888-887-7955
Negotiated Room Rate: $129.00/night plus taxes; Overnight Parking: $18.00/night

Providence Biltmore
11 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Hotel Telephone: 401-421-0700
For Reservations: 800-294-7709
Negotiated Room Rate: $109.00/night plus taxes; Overnight Parking: $16.00/night