Invitation to the NYAC Fall 2017 Meeting and Program

Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Peebles Island State Park Visitor Center, Waterford, New York

Schedule:
10 am – Noon, NYAC Board Meeting
Noon – 1 pm, Board Member Lunch
1 – 2:30 pm, NYAC General Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)
2:30 – 4:30 pm, Afternoon Program: Training Session for NY SHPO’s Cultural Resource Information System

CRIS has been up for about three years now. The system continues to grow and evolve, and the SHPO reviewers have noticed some common issues. Archaeology Unit staff member Tim Lloyd will be hosting a training session to review the information available in CRIS; to discuss best practices for project submission, survey submission, and resource submission; and to answer questions. If you have an issue(s) that you would like addressed during the session, please email Tim at Timothy.Lloyd@parks.ny.gov

CRIS Training Session (62.7 KiB)

NYSAA Awards

The New York State Archaeological Association awarded the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley, the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan, a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA, and Meritorious Service Award to Scott Stull.

 

Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley

Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley

Bill Engelbrecht and Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan

Bill Engelbrecht and Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan

Jonathan Lothrop presenting a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA

Jonathan Lothrop presenting a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA

 

The Funk Foundation Grants 2017

The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc., is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting archaeological research by student, avocational, and professional archaeologists.

The Funk Foundation, Inc. is initiating a 2017 grant application and funding cycle for grants on the range of $1,000.00 to $2,500.00.  The Funk Foundation grants support archaeological research conducted in New York State or on archaeological collections from New York State.  These grants are ideal to assist portions of stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects.  For example, Funk Foundation grants have been used successfully to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, petrographic slides, and remote sensing.

Grant applications must be received by April 30, 2017.  The grant applications will be reviewed in a competitive process by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors.  Award decisions made by June 15, 2017.  Further information including the grant application forms is found on the Funk Foundation website at www.funkfoundation.org.   If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation Board of Directors President Ed Curtin at ecurtin12003@yahoo.com, or call Ed at (518) 884-7102.

SAA Call for Help from Avocational Archaeologists

We urge USA members to talk with local avocational archaeological societies about joining CoAS. For $35/yr, CoAS members receive a copy of The SAA Archaeological Record, preliminary annual meeting programs, tables of contents of publications, and, now, an e-mail copy of SAA’s Government Affairs Updates. Most importantly in the present political climate, SAA can reach CoAS member societies with Take Action alerts, thereby mobilizing grassroots support for archaeology.

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Northeast Anthropology, Archaeological Landscapes: Scale, Technology, and Emerging Approaches

AVAILABLE NOW!

FROM NORTHEAST ANTHROPOLOGY

The 2015 volume of Northeast Anthropology, Archaeological Landscapes: Scale, Technology, and Emerging Approaches, is a memorial to Albert A. Dekin, Jr.  The volume is now available for order at the journal’s the web site (albany.edu/northeast_anthropology).
This guest edited volume includes 11 case studies by Dekin’s former students. Dekin was a significant educator and mentor who trained a number of academic, government agency, and Cultural Resource Management archaeologists.  He was nationally influential in shaping CRM policy with strong input from anthropologically-oriented archaeology.  His leadership extended to the presidency of the New York Archaeological Council, numerous applied archaeology projects, and a variety of publications on ethics, training, research design, and the process of cultural resource management.  The strength and breadth of his influence is reflected in the group of contributors to the book, who, in many ways, follow his perspective that archaeological investigation should be anthropologically informed and relevant.  The papers in the volume are centered on three major themes that were the core of Dekin’s work and are central to current research in the archaeology of North America: scale, landscape, and technology and material culture.