Surface Collecting in the Montoursville
About the Author: Tank Baird
Thomas “Tank” Baird is president of North Central Chapter 8 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. He has worked with NCC8 as an avocational archaeologist since 2005, serving as the field director at the Fisher site, Snyder site and the Glunk site, all located in Lycoming County. He is the founder and host of the annual Archaeology and Artifact Fair held at the Taber Museum each spring. Baird is a popular speaker presenting on history and prehistory throughout the region and is a regular contributor to PBS as an authority on Native Americans in the Northeast. He travels to prehistoric and historic sites in the Northeast and Midwest to organize artifact identification programs and presentations on Native American cultures. Baird is also the founder and president of the annual 9-11 Memorial Ride drawing as many as 10,000 motorcycle riders.