Join us in Gather for the spring meeting. Members will be emailed the link. Guests are welcome to contact us for an invite.
Join us for a remote get together in Gather. Invites will be emailed to members
A lifelong Virginian and long-time COVA member, John most recently served as Archeologist and Tribal Liaison for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District. John’s commitment to Virginia archaeology spanned decades and his presence in our community will be missed.
Mike was a premier expert on prehistoric pottery in Virginia and outstanding archaeologist, he was also the kindest, most selfless, amazing man you would ever have the pleasure of knowing. Mike’s explosive and genuine laugh could instantly bring a smile to your face and his kindhearted nature allowed him to connect with everyone he came in contact with throughout his life. Mike loved working with students and doing all he could to help them advance their understanding of archaeology. There is a giant hole in all our hearts with him being gone, but we can rest easy knowing he is back with his beloved wife Joan who he lost in 2015.
From Kerry Gonzalez to the COVA Membership
Cliff Boyd was a long-time COVA member, serving on many committees including the State Plan committee and leading the Membership committee for many years. He was a nationally recognized archaeologist and forensic researcher at Radford University. Cliff touched many lives and will be missed.
The Winter 2021 COVA membership meeting will be held remotely via Zoom in the interest of health and safety. Members will receive meeting invites. Guests are welcome and should contact Garrett Fesler for further details.
William Jack Hranicky, Nov. 6, 1941 – Aug. 4, 2020
A charter member of COVA and a committed Virginia archaeologist, Jack Hranicky led excavations on sites throughout Virginia and published extensively. Jack served on the Board and many committees of the Archeological Society of Virginia and many other organizations. Jack left an indelible impact on archaeology in Virginia and will not be forgotten.
The Fall 2020 COVA membership meeting will be held remotely via Zoom in the interest of health and safety. Members will receive meeting invites. Guests are welcome and should contact Garrett Fesler for further details.