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New York Archaeology Council

NYAC Website

The New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) was founded to raise awareness of archaeology and archaeological issues of New York State: to provide information of general interest on the history and prehistory of New York as well as about the field of archaeology that provides insight into that history, to provide educational resources about archaeology, to provide information on the conduct of professional archaeology in New York, to serve as a point of reference for anyone that needs to consider archaeological resources in compliance with various laws and regulations that often come into play during construction projects, and to increase the awareness of New York Archaeology to the general public.

New York Archaeology Association

NYSAA Website

The New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) is composed of avocational and professional archaeologists primarily within New York State, though some of its members can be found throughout the world. NYSAA stands to promote archaeological and historical study, and research covering the artifacts, rites, customs, beliefs and other phases of the lives and cultures of the American Indian occupants of New York State up to and including their contact with the Europeans. Recently, the Association has expanded its focus to include research upon Euro-American archaeological sites post-dating European Contact.


New York Archaeology Announcements

News & Announcements

  • 2022 Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Award Program

    AWARD OF $1,000 &  1-year membership in NYSAA

    Administered by the

    William M. Beauchamp Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association

    The deadline for the 2022 Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Award is March 1st.

    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, marine) or museology; and be able to show a financial need.

    The Applicant Must Provide:

    1).   A current college transcript showing a “B” average or better

    2).   A financial need statement (Financial aid verification form from the college)

    3).   A letter describing involvement in archaeological projects; a brief description of financial need; and applicant’s future plans (stated in the applicant’s own words & writing)

    4). A recommendation from a professional archaeologist

    The application for this award must be postmarked no later than march 1st, 2022.  It is advised that materials be sent as early as possible in the event that the committee has questions.  All materials are to be sent to Dr. Ellis Mcdowell-Loudan at the following address.

    Dr. Ellis McDowell – Loudan
    Box 502
    3 West Academy St.
    Mcgraw, NY 13101

    A committee composed of professional archaeologists, and avocational members of the Beauchamp Chapter will review the applications after March 1st, and select the award recipient.

    The award winner will be announced no later than April 15th, 2022.

    2022 Daniel H. Weiskotten Scholarship Award Program (103.8 KiB)

  • NYAC Fall Meeting Saturday November 13th

    The NYAC board will meet at 12:30. If you have something you wish to bring to the attention of the board,  send an email ahead to the president perrelli@buffalo.edu

    The NYAC general business meeting will meet via zoom 2:30 – 4:30. There is no formal program for this meeting. Instead, this will be an open forum for discussion about current events, projects and issues. Everyone, including non-members, are welcome to attend and participate.

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 950 2700 8200

    Passcode: 494768

  • NYSAA November Lecture with Dr. Allison McGovern

    In this presentation, Dr. Allison McGovern will discuss the results of recent archaeological investigations carried out in the Lower East Side of NYC. This neighborhood became home to a sizable European-Jewish population in the late 19th century, and a methodology was developed for investigating the archaeological potential for most of one city-block in relation to this history. The results of the investigation shed light on development and redevelopment of the neighborhood, and its impacts on archaeological traces at an urban site.

    NYSAA November Lecture with Dr. Allison McGovern Flyer (688.1 KiB)

    Please join us Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm for our third Digital lecture. We will be hearing from Dr. Allison McGovern, the Robert D.L. Gardiner Writing Fellow at the Gotham Center for New York City History. Her talk is entitled Privies and Such: A Report on Archaeological Investigations in the Lower East Side.

    Please Register to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduyrqz4iGNOEvN_C9wQG5bw6L5lDNedL

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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