Welcome to NCC8


Welcome to the official website of Northcentral Chapter 8 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. During spring and summer, NCC8 hosts an archaeology dig for its members and the public.

Join us for the 2013 Archaeology Dig from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays during spring and summer 2012, at the Canfield Lane site. (See the map at right for directions.)


Meetings are held at 6 p.m. the first Monday of the month, October through April, at Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, PA 17701. We welcome inquires and encourage you to explore this website and learn more about our organization. Please feel free to attend any meeting or any public dig we have scheduled.

Northcentral Chapter 8 is active with nearly three dozen members. Its mission is to discover and preserve the region's American Indian and Pioneer heritage.  The chapter provides archaeological excavation training sessions for new members and teaches them how to identify artifacts.

We maintain an online archaeology handbook for the amateur, as well as slideshows and videos of previous excavations. You'll learn much about Pennsylvania prehistory within these pages, as well as how to observe Archaeology Month, which occurs in October in Pennsylvania.

If you're interested in membership information, just click on the menu link above. We accept payments online and through traditional mail, or in person. Review our calendar for upcoming meetings and events. Use our Links page when researching or looking for contacts in archaeology. If you would like to know who we are, click on the About Us link for current officers and members.