2023 ASV Call for Abstract Submissions

The Archeological Society of Virginia is calling for archaeological papers for the 2023 Annual Meeting on October 27-29, 2023.
The meeting will be held at the Berry Hill Conference Center, 3105 River Road, South Boston, VA 24592.
Members of the ASV, COVA, colleges and universities, and others are encouraged to participate.
Formal presentations – 20 minutes.
Student presentations – 20 minutes.
Poster presentations also welcome.
Handouts and other publicity for your archaeology organizations are encouraged.
Presenters must be members of ASV and registered for the meeting. Join the ASV here.

Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, September 15, 2023.

Please include the following information:

ASV Member?
COVA Member?

Please email abstracts in Word or as PDF to:
Mark Kostro, Program Co-Chair, kostrom@longwood.edu

For info on the Student Paper Competition, see below, and contact Co-Chair Stephanie Jacobe: stephaniea.t.jacobe@gmail.com

Student Papers and Posters

The Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV) provides cash prizes and publication to the best student papers and posters presented at the Annual ASV Meeting
This year’s meeting will be held  at the Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center, 3501 River Road, South Boston, Virginia, October 27-29, 2023.
The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in their first two years of study.

Three award categories exist, recognizing student research contributions in for papers:
The McCary Award for the best paper in First Peoples Archaeology
The Williams Award for the best paper in Historical Archaeology
The Virginia Museum of Natural History Award for the best collections-based paper.
• The Best Student Poster Award

All winners will be announced at the ASV Banquet on October 28th. Awards of $100.00 are provided to contest winners, once their winning paper or poster is submitted to the ASV’s Quarterly Bulletin for publication.


  1. By Friday, September 15, 2023, send a paper or poster abstract to Dr. Mark Kostro, ASV Program Co-Chair, via email (kostrom@longwood.edu) and Dr. Stephanie Jacobe, ASV Education Committee Chair, via email (stephaniea.t.jacobe@gmail.com).
  2. Students should prepare a written version of their presentation or a draft of their poster as a PDF, to be submitted by Friday, October 10, 2023. This written paper or draft poster PDF should be provided to Dr.Jacobe as an email attachment. It will be distributed to the judges, who will review it ahead of the meeting.
  3. In addition, paper presentation participants should prepare an oral presentation for the Annual Meeting in October. The presentation should be no more than 20 minutes in length and a PowerPoint slideshow isencouraged. The judges will attend the presentations and evaluate each based on the content, organization, and effectiveness of their presentation, professionalism shown, and the contributions made to the field of Archaeology.
  4. Information on how to prepare conference posters can be found HERE.
  5. Posters will be judged on content, organization of material, graphics, effectiveness of presentation, and contributions to the field of Archaeology
  6. Participants are responsible for attending the ASV Annual Meeting in October and for presenting their paper or poster at the assigned time. Awards will be announced at the Annual Banquet, Saturday, October 28, 2023.The ASV will sponsor conference registration, banquet ticket, and one-year membership in the organization for all student presenters

If you have any questions regarding the Student Paper or Poster Contest or Student Sponsorship at the ASV Annual Meeting, please contact Dr. Jacobe at stephaniea.t.jacobe@gmail.com.

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