Panel Discussion – Native American Consultation Practices

Consultation with the Native American Tribal Nations is a requirement for nearly all Cultural Resource Projects that will impact an identified Native American site.  The need for consultation can be triggered as part of federal permitting review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as review by state agencies under Section 14.09 of the New York State Historic Preservation Act, and in some instances as part of local review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.  Although Cultural Resources Consultants understand the importance of consulting with Native American Nations for these projects, the boundaries of Agency oversight and responsibilities/appropriate protocols for initiating and undertaking this consultation are not always clearly defined for Cultural Resource Consultants, agency personnel, and/or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.  As a result, there can be miscommunication and delays during project review.

The goals of this program are to clarify Agency expectations for Cultural Resource Consultants, the role of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and their consultants in the review process. This meeting is a precursor to a greater convocation with tribal representatives, possibly this fall, to discuss issues and concerns of stakeholders, as well as improve understanding about the roles and responsibilities of engaged parties including tribal representatives and their agents, agencies, CRM practitioners, and developers.

A panel of CRM and Agency representatives will present summary statements at the meeting. There will be an opportunity for NYAC members to relate experiences and discuss the outcomes. If you are interested in addressing the panel, please consider signing up head by sending an email to pipesml@aol.com. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the meeting.

NYSAA 103rd Annual Meeting

April 26-28, 2019
Holiday Inn, Johnstown, NY

Call for Papers

Abstracts, authors, affiliation and AV preferences must be received by March 1, 2019 for consideration. Meeting registration must be pre-paid by April 1, 2019.

The Van Epps-Hartley chapter is proud to host the 103rd Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC).

The NYAC spring meeting will be held Friday afternoon at the conference hotel. Conference tours will include Fort Johnson on Friday afternoon and the Schenectady Stockade on Sunday afternoon.

Our special guest speaker for the Saturday banquet will be Dr. David Givens, who will present on the Jamestown Rediscovery Project. All events will be held at the Holiday Inn, located at 308 N. Comrie Avenue, Johnstown, NY.

  NYSAA 2019 Call for Papers (65.2 KiB)

2018 Fall Meeting NYAC

Please join the New York Archaeological Council for the Fall meeting on October 27th in New Paltz, NY. This year’s program will feature short talks on the research of Dutch and English archaeological sites and collections. The meeting will be held at the Huguenot Historical Society which is located in Historic Huguenot Street. As is our custom, the general business meeting will be from 1-3 pm and the afternoon program from 3-5 pm. A walking tour of the historic district will be given afterwards by Joe Diamond,SUNY New Paltz. Refreshments will be served.

Guidelines for Archaeological Work in New York City

The Landmarks Preservation Commission invites you to attend a workshop about the revised Guidelines for Archaeological Work in New York City. The workshops are offered on September 13 from 10 AM – 11:30 AM and September 26 from 2 PM-3:30 PM in the public hearing room at the Landmarks Preservation Commission, located at 1 Centre Street on the 9th Floor. Each workshop will include a presentation highlighting the primary revisions that have been made and time for questions. Please note that in order to enter the building, one must show a photo ID and go through a metal detector.

The revised guidelines will be released in September and will replace the 2002 document of the same name. The Guidelines will be a reference for both agencies and professional archaeologists to help navigate the archaeological review process in New York City. Please note that the June 2018 draft document was revised in response to many of the recommendations that LPC received.

Please let us know by email if you will be able to join us and, if so, which day you would prefer to come. If you have any questions, I may be reached at (212) 669-7823. Please note that I will be away from August 27-September 4 and you may contact Jessica Striebel MacLean during that time.

Thanks very much,

Amanda Sutphin

Director of Archaeology

P: (212) 669-7823 | E: asutphin@lpc.nyc.gov

Landmarks Preservation Commission

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)