Thursday, April 22, 2021

New York Archaeology Conference

Erie Canal New York Archaeology Conference and Annual Meeting

Cancellation NYSAA Conference & NYAC Annual Meeting

The NYSAA conference is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have already registered you will be refunded. If you have made a reservation at the Crowne Plaza hotel you must call and cancel. Please see the attached letter for further details.

The Incorporated Orange County Chapter of NYSAA has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel this year’s annual NYSAA conference. Our local area in the Hudson Valley is experiencing a growing number of COVID-19 cases, and the health and safety of our members and guests is our number 1 priority. While we are very disheartened by these circumstances, we are glad to report that the 104th NYSAA meeting will now take place next year on April 23-25, 2021 at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah. Registration information for next year will be available at a later date.

NYAC Annual Meeting

The Board of the New York Archaeological Council has also decided to cancel the Spring NYAC meeting scheduled for April 24.  The NYAC Board is considering alternatives for dealing with some of the Spring Meeting’s agenda items.  Stay tuned for further announcements.Tim Lloyd, Ph.D.
Scientist – Archaeology
Division for Historic Preservation

New York State Archeological Association

Hosted by the Incorporated Orange County Chapter

The Orange County Chapter is excited to host next year’s annual meeting of the NYSAA. The meeting will take place in the scenic lower Hudson Valley at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah ( 3 Executive Blvd., Suffern NY 10901). For hotel reservations contact the hotel by March 27, 2020 to receive group rate of $121/night. Telephone: (845) 357-4800 website: Group Code: SAA.

The New York Archaeological Council will hold its annual meeting on Friday, April 24. The NYSAA business meeting will take place Friday evening, April 24. Paper and poster sessions will be held Saturday, April 25 and Sunday morning, April 26.  A book sale room will also be available on Saturday and Sunday.

The NYSAA annual banquet, awards ceremony and special guest speaker will be Saturday evening. Tours will take place on Friday morning and afternoon, and on Sunday afternoon. Tour details and other nearby museum information may be found with the links below.

This year, our banquet speaker is Richard Veit, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at Monmouth University. Rich is a North American historical archaeologist whose research focuses on the Middle Atlantic Region between the late 17th and early 19th centuries. His work focuses on commemoration, symbolism, vernacular architecture, and military sites archaeology. A Monument to fallen Royalty: Rediscovering Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze Estate in Bordentown, New Jersey, will discuss recent archaeological excavations in Bordentown, New Jersey that have unearthed the remains of Joseph Bonaparte’ palatial estate, Point Breeze. Joseph, the elder brother of Napoleon Bonaparte and former King of Spain and Naples, fled to the United States in 1815. He lived in New Jersey from 1816 until 1839.

2020 NYSAA Conference Flyer (1.3 MiB)

2020 Conference Information for NYSAA & NYAC (246.1 KiB)

2020 Open Call for Papers (162.2 KiB)

2020 NYSAA Conference Registration (555.0 KiB)

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