Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA)

The Tennessee Division of Archaeology co-sponsors the annual Current Research in Tennessee Archaeology (CRITA) event with Middle Tennessee State University to promote knowledge and understanding of Tennessee's archaeological heritage. The event is typically held on a Saturday in late January and consists of a full day of presentations on recent research in Tennessee archaeology. The event is free and open to the public. The preceding day is reserved for the annual meeting of the Tennessee Archaeological Advisory Council as well as the annual business meeting of the Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology

For information on upcoming and past events, please see the links below. 


Phil Hodge, State Archaeologist and Director, Tennessee Division of Archaeology

Kevin E. Smith, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University

Research Series 2022

Information on the 2022 Research Series

2024 CRITA Program

Details for CRITA 2024

Previous CRITA Programs

Programs and abstracts from past CRITA events

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