Robin Van Auken

Author, Researcher and Educator specializing in Cultural Heritage Projects.

Podcast & Soundcloud

QuickVoice Podcast Test 2 for MWTG219 Listening to the “Why” video on Ted by Simon Sinek. Grabbed a few seconds as a test for podcasting.   Opinion Podcast Test for … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kids Dig ‘Arch in the Park’

Muncy Historical Society, Northcentral Chapter 8, Lycoming College Unite to Offer One-of-a-Kind Archaeology Experience to Area Youth MUNCY — Arch in the Park is a hands-on heritage program designed by … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘Enormous’ Native American Longhouse, Upcoming Archaeology Dig Topic of NCC8 Meeting

This circa-1964 photograph shows the excavators and guests at the Montoursville Boro site. Wooden stake markers are placed in many of the postmolds to outline the footprint of the Proto-Iroquoian … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Plum Tree Massacre and the Iroquois War on Colonial Expansion

The date was June 10, 1778.  In the East, the Revolutionary War raged and Colonial forces under Gen. George Washington were seeing key victories producing a turning point in the … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


Northcentral Chapter 8 President Tank Baird participated in WVIA-TV’s video special, “Out Town: Montoursville,” speaking about several topics, including NCC8’s local dig, the Glunk Site (36LY0345). Watch the entire documentary … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crash Site Remains Worst Airline Disaster in Lycoming County History

Allegheny Airlines Flight 371From the collection of the Lycoming County Historical Society and Thomas T. Taber MuseumCourtesy of Shane C. Collins  One man’s quest to memorialize the victims of the … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jim Bressler’s Legacy

Area archaeologist dies at 99 By Robin Van Auken Jim Bressler sets a stake at Datumduring the 2004 Snyder Site excavation. Northcentral Chapter 8, Society for PA Archaeology mourns the … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

On the Radio

NCC8 President Tank Baird conducted a series of radio interviews with Clear Channel, on the topic of local prehistory and history. Click the link to listen to Tank’s discussion on … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Glunk Dig 2014

Lycoming College’s archaeology field school returned to the Glunk Site in April to launch the 2014 dig. Working alongside NCC8 members, the students are excavating three units. On their first … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment
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Robin Van Auken
Lycoming College
700 College Place
Williamsport, PA 17701

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