NYAC Spring Meeting 2018

Invitation to the New York Archaeological Council
Spring 2018 Meeting and Program, Friday April 27st 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037-9524


10-12     NYAC Board Meeting
12-1       Board Members Lunch

1-2:20    NYAC General Business Meeting. All are invited to attend. Agenda includes NYAC Election results.

1PM and After   NYSAA/Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Tours/$5 registration via NYSAA

2:30-5     Afternoon Program: Public Archaeology and the Underground Railroad in New York: Case Studies

An Introduction to the Public Outreach Potential of Archaeology in the Context of
the Underground Railroad in New York, featuring case studies from Niagara Falls
and the Capital Region of the Empire State

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NYAC Board Call for Nominations 2018

Dear NYAC Members:

The terms of four at-large board members expires at the Annual Meeting on April 27, 2018. We are seeking nominations for people to run for four separate Board seats. Candidates for at-large board seats must be members in good standing. The board meets quarterly and members are expected to physically attend the Annual Meeting and two additional meetings. The winter board meeting is conducted via teleconference. Terms run from 2018 to 2021.

Self-nominations are welcome. If nominating another individual, please verify that the person is willing to run.

Please send your board nomination(s) to NYAC Elections Committee Chair Carol Weed at

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 28th.

Please include the nominee’s name, address, and email address. Also include your name and email address.

Beta Analytic Raffle

Need a Date? Join Beta Analytic’s Raffle

We are inviting all undergrad and postgrad students who need radiocarbon dating to join our raffle. We are giving away five (5) AMS dates worth US $595 each. The raffle is open to all students in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. We will select one winner per region.

To join the raffle, please fill out the form found in our raffle page which requires a description of your research that needs AMS dating. Winners are required to show proof of enrollment for any semester in 2018. For details, please visit www.radiocarbon.com/raffle.htm

Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Fund 2018



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)