NYAC Fall Meeting October, 2016

The Fall meeting of the New York Archaeological Council be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at SUNY Binghamton. The NYAC Board will meet from 10-12. If you have an issue you wish the board to consider please email  it to Doug Perrelli, President (perrelli@buffalo.edu) so that it can be added to the agenda. The General Meeting at will meet from 1-2:45. All are welcome to attend and to discuss issues under consideration.

The Program will take place from 3-5. The spring meeting resulted in the creation of a draft of guidelines for the SHPO’s office on culling and sampling of archaeological materials. The program will be an opportunity for you to review the draft and comment.

NYAC 2016 Directions to Campus (9.4 KiB)

NYAC Binghamton Map (1.9 MiB)

Fall 2009 Long Island Archaeology

Long Island Region

Event Title: Long Island Archaeology: A Public Symposium on Recent Research

Date, Time:  September 26, 2009, 1-5pm

Sponsored by: The Suffolk County Archaeological Association

P.O. Box 1542, Stony Brook, NY 11729-0910. Phone  (631) 929-8725.

The Long Island Cultural History Lab and Museum organizes in-school and library programs and fields schools designed to teach children about Long Island native and colonial life. Activities in these programs include archaeological excavations and reconstructions of colonial life, such as black-smithing, doing carpentry with antique tools, spinning and weaving, and cooking with period tools. An annual native technology workshop is open to the public, and two summer archaeological field schools are held in June and July every year.

Summer 2009

Capital/Saratoga Region

4th Annual Pethick Site Open House

Event:  4th Annual Pethick Site Open House

Date, Time: Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, 2009, 10 am – 2 pm.

Presented by: The University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Anthropology and the New York State Museum

Location: Pethick Site, Smith Road, Central Bridge, NY

Contact: Jaime Donta, jm141615@albany.edu or leave a message (518) 237-2822

Cost: Free

Details:  The Pethick Site is a multi-component Native American site along the Schoharie Creek. Used as a teaching site by the University at Albany and the New York State Museum, the Pethick Site is in its fifth season of excavation. So far, the site has yielded close to 200,000 artifacts and more than 350 soil features. The majority of the artifacts point to a Late Woodland period (A.D. 1000-1500) occupation; other evidence suggests that the location has been occupied with some frequency going back at least to 2500 B.P.

Visitors to the site will be given tours by university students, but they are welcome to explore at their own pace and stay as long as they would like. Professional archaeologists, including State Archaeologist Dr. Christina Rieth and Dr. Sean Rafferty of the University at Albany, will be on hand to look at private artifact collections, which visitors are encouraged to bring. The site is fairly easily accessed (in a farm field). For safety reasons, guests will not be allowed to excavate. Visitors of all ages are welcome!

Fall 2011 Geomorphology Powerpoint

Geomorphology and Archaeology: Case Studies from Western New York

Geomorphology Powerpoint download

New York Archaeological Council Fall Meeting

Date: Saturday October 1, 2011

by Douglas J. Perrelli

Geomorphology Project, New York Archaeological Council

2011 NYSAA and NYAC Spring Conference Information