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

 

The Funk Foundation Grants 2017

The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc., is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting archaeological research by student, avocational, and professional archaeologists.

The Funk Foundation, Inc. is initiating a 2017 grant application and funding cycle for grants on the range of $1,000.00 to $2,500.00.  The Funk Foundation grants support archaeological research conducted in New York State or on archaeological collections from New York State.  These grants are ideal to assist portions of stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects.  For example, Funk Foundation grants have been used successfully to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, petrographic slides, and remote sensing.

Grant applications must be received by April 30, 2017.  The grant applications will be reviewed in a competitive process by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors.  Award decisions made by June 15, 2017.  Further information including the grant application forms is found on the Funk Foundation website at www.funkfoundation.org.   If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation Board of Directors President Ed Curtin at ecurtin12003@yahoo.com, or call Ed at (518) 884-7102.

SAA Call for Help from Avocational Archaeologists

We urge USA members to talk with local avocational archaeological societies about joining CoAS. For $35/yr, CoAS members receive a copy of The SAA Archaeological Record, preliminary annual meeting programs, tables of contents of publications, and, now, an e-mail copy of SAA’s Government Affairs Updates. Most importantly in the present political climate, SAA can reach CoAS member societies with Take Action alerts, thereby mobilizing grassroots support for archaeology.

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