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.
FROM NORTHEAST ANTHROPOLOGY
The 2015 volume of Northeast Anthropology, Archaeological Landscapes: Scale, Technology, and Emerging Approaches, is a memorial to Albert A. Dekin, Jr. The volume is now available for order at the journal’s the web site (albany.edu/northeast_anthropology).
This guest edited volume includes 11 case studies by Dekin’s former students. Dekin was a significant educator and mentor who trained a number of academic, government agency, and Cultural Resource Management archaeologists. He was nationally influential in shaping CRM policy with strong input from anthropologically-oriented archaeology. His leadership extended to the presidency of the New York Archaeological Council, numerous applied archaeology projects, and a variety of publications on ethics, training, research design, and the process of cultural resource management. The strength and breadth of his influence is reflected in the group of contributors to the book, who, in many ways, follow his perspective that archaeological investigation should be anthropologically informed and relevant. The papers in the volume are centered on three major themes that were the core of Dekin’s work and are central to current research in the archaeology of North America: scale, landscape, and technology and material culture.
Program: June 29, 2016
We are honored to host our inaugural event in NYC at The Frick
Collection on the topic of Preventing Looting: What Curators and All
Museum Staff Can Do, which is presented by AAMC Foundation & the US
committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOMUS).
This June will be the first of the Association of Art Museum Curator
Foundation’s regional programming, In-Conversation series, which
collaborates with AAMC leadership, and prominent voices within local
communities for dialogues on pressing issues within the curatorial
profession, museum network, and broader visual arts world. Through
hosting regional programming AAMC & AAMC Foundation will further our
initiatives of advocacy and diversity, connect members in regional
areas, and support our overall mission.
The Funk Foundation held its annual board meeting in March, and developed the plan and schedule for this year’s grant applications and review. We want to award two grants from this cycle. The application deadline was April 15, and we received 6 applications. This is one more than last year, when we awarded a grant to Ammie Mitchell of SUNY Buffalo for petrographic analysis of Early-Middle Woodland ceramics. At the NYSAA poster session, I saw some of the petrographic slides that Ammie purchased with Funk Foundation grant money. In a word, they are fascinating!
During the 2016 joint conferences of the NYSAA and NYAC the following individuals were recognized.
The NYSAA recognized the scholarly accomplishments of Tim Abel and voted him a Fellow of the organization. George Hamell, Lois Feister Huey and Paul Huey were each awarded the Theodore Whitney Commendation Award.
NYAC awarded the Founders Award to Dolores Elliot.