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  • First Call for Papers (11/26/2019)

    104th Annual Meeting

    April 24-26, 2020

    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.

    tele: (845) 357-4800 website: www.cpsuffernhotel.com 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. The annual banquet and awards ceremony will take place Saturday evening, April 25. A book sale room will also be available on Saturday and Sunday.

    NYSAA Call for Papers 2020 (67.1 KiB)

  • Summer 2019 Archaeology Field Opportunity (6/10/2019)

    The Lewis Henry Morgan Chapter summer dig will take place at the Tram site August 10-11 and August 17-18. The Morgan Chapter has investigated the site since 2017. The Tram Site (Hne 6-4) was a large, palisaded Seneca Iroquois village of an estimated 800 to 1000 persons who resided there from about A.D. 1580 to 1595. Traces of the palisade enclosure (i.e., oval ditch and embankments) still remained when a Smithsonian survey of the site was undertaken by Ephraim Squier around 1850, but these have now all but disappeared. Although we know a great deal about the material culture of these people through excavations that have taken place at the site over the last 160+ years, the extent of the village and the size and distribution of the residential structures in it remain open to question. There is slight evidence that the palisade may have been repositioned—either to expand or contract the size of the village, at some point in its history. Last season we found a series of postmolds in two units that may be the palisade or a longhouse. We will work on identifying the nature of these features which may help clarify the extent of the village.
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  • Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology (5/9/2019)

    Friday August 16th

    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.

    2019 Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology (155.6 KiB)

    2019 Soils Workshop Registration (52.8 KiB)

    Take advantage of the early bird pricing and enroll in this year’s soils workshop to be help near Geneseo, NY.

  • NYAC/NYSAA Spring Conference Information (3/24/2019)

    April 26-28, 2019
    Holiday Inn, Johnstown, NY
    Hosted by Van Epps-Hartley Chapter

    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.

    NYAC/NYSAA Spring Conference Preliminary Program 2019 (1.7 MiB)

  • Panel Discussion – Native American Consultation Practices (3/14/2019)

    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 (1/8/2019)

    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 (9/20/2018)

    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.

  • Archaeology Video Festival (3/28/2018)

    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)

  • Annual Conference (2/5/2018)

    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 (1/10/2018)

    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 (10/30/2017)

    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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  • Albert Fulton Presentation at Albany Pine Bush (10/2/2017)

    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.

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  • Invitation to the NYAC Fall 2017 Meeting and Program (9/12/2017)

    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

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  • From Screen to Screen: Growing Your Archaeological Community with Video (4/6/2017)

    Event: Friday April 21st, 3-5 pm

    A Workshop on Video Production and Distribution for Archaeologists

  • NYAC Fall Meeting October, 2016 (10/5/2016)

    The Fall meeting of the New York Archaeological Council be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at SUNY Binghamton. The NYAC Board will meet from 10-12. If you have an issue you wish the board to consider please email  it to Doug Perrelli, President (perrelli@buffalo.edu) so that it can be added to the agenda. The General Meeting at will meet from 1-2:45. All are welcome to attend and to discuss issues under consideration.

    The Program will take place from 3-5. The spring meeting resulted in the creation of a draft of guidelines for the SHPO’s office on culling and sampling of archaeological materials. The program will be an opportunity for you to review the draft and comment.

    NYAC 2016 Directions to Campus (9.4 KiB)

    NYAC Binghamton Map (1.9 MiB)

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