The Funk Foundation’s 2018 Grant Cycle

The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. is now accepting proposals for grants for research in New York State archaeology. Grant applications must be received by May 7, 2018. The grant applications will be reviewed by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors in a competitive process with award decisions made by June 22, 2018. Further information including the grant application forms and guidelines can be found on the Funk Foundation website at If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation Board President Ed Curtin at, or call Ed at (518) 928-8813.

The 2018 grants are for amounts in the range of $1,000.00-$2,500.00. They are ideal to assist parts of stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects. For example, Funk Foundation grants have been made to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, petrographic slides, lithic analysis, and remote sensing. Funk Foundation grants do not support fieldwork other than technical applications such as remote sensing.

The Funk Foundation’s 2018 Grant Cycle (41.4 KiB)

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

Archaeology Video Event April 2018 (43.5 KiB)

NYAC Spring Meeting 2018

Invitation to the New York Archaeological Council
Spring 2018 Meeting and Program, Friday April 27st 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
717 Lakeport Road, Chittenango, NY 13037-9524


10-12     NYAC Board Meeting
12-1       Board Members Lunch

1-2:20    NYAC General Business Meeting. All are invited to attend. Agenda includes NYAC Election results.

1PM and After   NYSAA/Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Tours/$5 registration via NYSAA

2:30-5     Afternoon Program: Public Archaeology and the Underground Railroad in New York: Case Studies

An Introduction to the Public Outreach Potential of Archaeology in the Context of
the Underground Railroad in New York, featuring case studies from Niagara Falls
and the Capital Region of the Empire State

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NYAC Board Call for Nominations 2018

Dear NYAC Members:

The terms of four at-large board members expires at the Annual Meeting on April 27, 2018. We are seeking nominations for people to run for four separate Board seats. Candidates for at-large board seats must be members in good standing. The board meets quarterly and members are expected to physically attend the Annual Meeting and two additional meetings. The winter board meeting is conducted via teleconference. Terms run from 2018 to 2021.

Self-nominations are welcome. If nominating another individual, please verify that the person is willing to run.

Please send your board nomination(s) to NYAC Elections Committee Chair Carol Weed at

The deadline for submitting nominations is March 28th.

Please include the nominee’s name, address, and email address. Also include your name and email address.