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 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

Spring 2012

New York Archaeological Council Discusses the Effect of the Recession on Archaeology in New York State

On Friday April 27, 2012 the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) will offer a series of presentations and panel discussion on the effect of the recession and continuing slow economy on archaeology in New York State. The program will take place at 3:00 PM at the NYAC spring meeting, held jointly with the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) at The Clarion Hotel, Poughkeepsie, New York. Attendance is free and open to all interested parties.

96th NYSAA & NYAC Annual Meeting

April 27rd – 29th, 2012, The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Registration download

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Lithic Raw Materials Used by Native Americans

Ordovician Normanskill Cherts
October 24, 2015, 9 AM – 5 PM
A third annual workshop focused on the geology and archaeology of lithic resources used by Native Americans in New York will be held on Saturday, October 24, from 9 AM to 5 PM at the New York State Museum and field locations in Greene and Columbia Counties. We will again bring together archaeologists and geologists interested in geologic sources of prehistoric toolstone to continue collaborations that will benefit both. This year’s meeting will feature morning lectures on Ordovician Normanskill cherts in the Hudson Valley and geologic sourcing methods, followed by a field trip to examine locations of archaeologically-significant Normanskill chert outcrops in eastern New York’s middle Hudson Valley.

2015 Lithic Workshop Announcement (155.4 KiB)