NYAC News

  • 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)

  • Call for Papers

    The Beauchamp and the Finger Lakes chapters are proud to host the 102nd Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC).

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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)

  • RFP for consulting services to NYC LPC

    Request for Proposals
    City of New York Landmarks Preservation Commission
    Archaeological Guidelines Consultant

    The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) seeks a consultant to work closely with LPC to revise the Guidelines for Archaeological Work in New York City issued by the Commission in 2002 (Appendix B). LPC is responsible for reviewing proposed projects that are subject to Federal, State, and Local environmental review that may affect archaeological resources as well as applications for some sites that are subject to the local Landmarks Law.

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  • 2018 Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Application

    Award of $750

    Offered by the William Beauchamp Chapter and 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.

    Beauchamp Scholarship Announcement (64.9 KiB)

  • Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

    Albert Fulton, a Funk Foundation recipient, will present a free and open-to-the-public talk on his research October 19th at 6:30 PM at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karmer Rd., Albany, NY 12205. His presentation is titled: Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

    Presentation by Albert Fulton, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geography, Michigan State University. Mr. Fulton’s research is supported by a grant for radiocarbon dating from the Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. His Ph.D. research involves environmental reconstruction for the last several thousand years in the Genesee Valley region.

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  • Historic Resources Information Survey

    Attention NYAC Members,

    Below is a link to an interesting article based on a survey Pennsylvania conducted with the public on their opinions on how to share information about archaeology and how to mitigate endangered sites.

    Perhaps NYAC can use this information in consideration of improving communication between our members and increasing our ability to reach and interact with the public.

    Other possibilities being discussed include whether NYAC should have a ‘facebook’ page and open up a weblog section on our website.

    Just a thought…

    Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Blog Information Survey

  • Albert Fulton Presentation at Albany Pine Bush

    Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

    Albert Fulton, a Funk Foundation recipient, will present a free and open-to-the-public talk on his research October 19th at 6:30 PM at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karmer Rd., Albany, NY 12205. His presentation is titled: Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State.

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  • Invitation to the NYAC Fall 2017 Meeting and Program

    Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 4:30 pm
    Peebles Island State Park Visitor Center, Waterford, New York

    Schedule:
    10 am – Noon, NYAC Board Meeting
    Noon – 1 pm, Board Member Lunch
    1 – 2:30 pm, NYAC General Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)
    2:30 – 4:30 pm, Afternoon Program: Training Session for NY SHPO’s Cultural Resource Information System

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