Invitation to the NYAC Fall 2017 Meeting and Program

Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Peebles Island State Park Visitor Center, Waterford, New York

Schedule:
10 am – Noon, NYAC Board Meeting
Noon – 1 pm, Board Member Lunch
1 – 2:30 pm, NYAC General Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)
2:30 – 4:30 pm, Afternoon Program: Training Session for NY SHPO’s Cultural Resource Information System

CRIS has been up for about three years now. The system continues to grow and evolve, and the SHPO reviewers have noticed some common issues. Archaeology Unit staff member Tim Lloyd will be hosting a training session to review the information available in CRIS; to discuss best practices for project submission, survey submission, and resource submission; and to answer questions. If you have an issue(s) that you would like addressed during the session, please email Tim at Timothy.Lloyd@parks.ny.gov

CRIS Training Session (62.7 KiB)

Executive Order on the Antiquities Act

President Trump has signed an Executive Order on the Antiquities Act. The Society for American Archaeology has provided a template that one can use to write their house and senate representatitves specifically regarding aspects of the Antiquities Act. NYAC is concerned about the potential outcome of such a review and urges you to contact your representatives to support this important piece of preservation legislation. Check out the letter-writing template here:

http://saa.org/AbouttheSociety/CongressionalAction/tabid/1552/Default.aspx#/

The fall meeting date and location will be determined soon. Stay tuned. You will receive a notice if you are on the subscriber’s list. If you are not enrolled consider signing up.

2017 Conference

The joint conference of the NYSAA and NYAC took place on April 21-23, 2017.  The Adirondack Chapter hosted the 101st Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) in Lake George, NY at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center. The programs are posted below for those interested.

2017 New York State Archaeological Association 101st Annual Conference (187.1 KiB)

Program Papers – New York State Archaeological Association Conference April 21-23, 2017 – Hosted by Adirondack Chapter at Lake George, New York (152.0 KiB)

NYAC Spring Meeting 2017 Schedule & Directions (250.2 KiB)

NYSAA Awards

The New York State Archaeological Association awarded the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley, the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan, a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA, and Meritorious Service Award to Scott Stull.

 

Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley

Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley

Bill Engelbrecht and Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan

Bill Engelbrecht and Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan

Jonathan Lothrop presenting a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA

Jonathan Lothrop presenting a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA