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NYSAA NewsletterThe NYSAA Newsletter is available on our website and is distributed to our chapter members. The newsletter is produced three times a year. Back issues are posted on this site, and can be dowloaded as pdfs. All of our back issues of the Newsletter, from Fall 2006 through 2011 are currently Blue Transfer Print Plate, NYSAA Newsletters available.

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Newsletters include articles on upcoming events in New York archaeology, and summaries of archaeological site reports.

Winter 2015 NYSAA Newsletter

Last summer exploratory archaeological excavations were initiated on the defensive outworks at the site of Revolutionary War Fort Plain/Rensselaer. The remnants of trenches and earthen walls on the western portion of the hilltop were first recorded by historian Benson Lossing over 150 years ago. In his words, “across the neck, or isthmus, a breast work was thrown up. … The mounds which were raised on the south side of the block-house were yet quite prominent when I visited the locality [in 1838].”

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