Archaeology Video Festival

Friday, April 27th 2018
Hosted by New York Archaeological Council
At the joint meeting of the NYAC and NYSAA, Comfort Inn & Suites
6701 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212

The digital age provides so many new opportunities for sharing information about archaeology. In the past NYAC sponsored an annual poster to spread the word about the amazing projects conducted across New York State and the important information gained from them. Beginning in 2018 NYAC will sponsor a video festival every other year as a modern alternative to the archaeology poster.
Consider submitting a short film or video of 10 minutes or less on a project of special interest to you- for the first video festival of 2018! Feel free to include analysis results or interviews with archaeologists and the public. Do a site reconstruction or find some other innovative way to feature the archaeology of New York State in your film or video.
Videos will be shown Friday evening April 27th at the joint meeting of the NYAC and NYSAA. Videographers will be invited to speak to the audience. For further information contact:

Sissie Pipes pipesml@aol.com

Archaeology Video Event April 2018 (43.5 KiB)

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.

Friday May 11th or Saturday May 12th

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology Workshop Flyer (156.0 KiB)

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology Workshop Registration Form (25.8 KiB)

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)

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)

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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