Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Fund 2018

AWARD OF $750

&

1 year membership in NYSAA

Administered by the

William M. Beauchamp Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association

To apply for this award, a student must be a New York state resident enrolled in an accredited New York state college or university undergraduate anthropology or history program.  The student applicant must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours; be majoring in anthropology or history; and be intending to pursue a career in archaeology (prehistoric, historic, military, industrial, underwater archaeology or museology); and have a financial need.

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Annual Conference

The 102nd annual joint conference of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) will be held April 27-29, 2018 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 6701 Buckley Rd., Syracuse NY. The registration form including tour information and hotel rates and accommodations is available here for download.

2018 Conference Registration Form for NYSAA & NYAC (360.9 KiB)

NYSM Science Cafe

The New York State Museum is hosting a new series called the Science Café programs which combine a good science-focused mini-lecture with lively dialogue between the presenter and the audience in a more informal and accessible setting (with good food and beverages!).

The next event will be 23 January at 6:00 PM, at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen,
79 N Pearl St, Albany, New York 12207,

and will feature Dr. Jonathan Lothrop, NYSM.

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Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes play vital roles in understanding and interpreting archaeological contexts. This unique one-day workshop will review the processes of landscape formation, sediment deposition, and pedogenesis, the relationships between the three, and the implications for archaeology.

The morning classroom session will include brief discussions of soil morphological properties and interpretation, soil nomenclature, soil taxonomy, and digital soil mapping. The afternoon field portion of the course will be used for the practical application of concepts discussed in the morning.

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology Workshop Flyer (156.0 KiB)

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology Workshop Registration Form (25.8 KiB)