New York State Archaeological Association
The Frederick M. Houghton Chapter was founded in 1961 in Buffalo, NY.
For more information, please see also our site at the Buffalo State: The State University of New York,Department of Anthropology.
Chapter Meetings and Activities
Monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (except June, July, August) at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211. Meeting time is 7:00 pm.
May 21st Pitfalls and Downhill Spirals and the Use of Experimental Archaeology by Jennifer Faux, Department. of Anthropology, University at Buffalo.
Meeting time is 7:00 pm.
Cummings Room, Buffalo Museum of Science
Frederick M. Houghton Chapter Officers
President: Susan Maguire, Ph.D
Vice President: Rhianna C. Rogers, Ph.D., RPA
Treasurer: Donald Smith
Secretary: Kate Whalen
Frederick M. Houghton Chapter History
At Buffalo State: The State University of New York an anthropological section of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences was formed first in 1920, but only lasted a year or so. An archaeological section was formed in 1935, but similarly dissolved within a year. A second anthropological section was formed in 1945. This group lasted until 1953 when it became the Frederick M. Houghton Chapter of the NYSAA with Gorden J. Schmahl as our first president.
While each chapter meets regularly, the NYSAA holds a meeting and conference in a different part of the state each year. This brings all of the distant chapter members together to socialize and share their knowledge and expertise. Additionally, our Chapter holds its own annual banquet with a guest speaker who presents a special topic in archaeology. (Please see our activities page for more on these meetings and other events.)