Friday, September 29, 2023


New York Archaeological Association Annual Meeting 2019 Fort Johnstown
  • Annual meeting of the Eastern States Archaeological Federation

    Ocean City, Maryland, October 26-29

    Alerting NYSAA and NYAC members of the upcoming ESAF meeting in Ocean City, Maryland:

    The meeting includes optional tours on Thursday, and organized sessions on Paleoindian and southern New England archaeology scheduled for Friday and Remote Sensing session on Saturday.

    Dr. Julia King is the keynote speaker for the Saturday banquet, presenting on “Revisiting Portobago: A Mid- to Late 17th Century Trading Post on the Rappahannock River in Virginia.”

    Prospective presenters can submit abstracts for paper or poster presentations through the extended deadline of September 15.

    Reduced hotel conference rates at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront require room reservations by September 24.

  • Joint Meeting of NYAC and NYSAA 2023

    The joint meeting of NYAC and NYSAA will take place April 21-23. NYAC’s program in on Friday April 21st, 1-5. Everyone is welcome to attend and no one has to be a member. Voting however is for members only. Saturday and Sunday is the NYSAA program. More on the conference menu can be on the NYSAA conference page or below.

    Due to the pandemic it has been three years since our last New York State conference and our chapter is thrilled to host the 104th conference. In addition to providing a platform to share our research during the last three years, another objective of this conference is to bring the members of NYSAA and NYAC together in an in person meeting so we can personally share our camaraderie, as well as our knowledge.

    Please fill out a registration form for each person attending. Print the information and check off the appropriate boxes for registration and meals. Total the registration and meal costs and send your check along with a copy of the registration form to the following address by Monday, April 22, 2023. Make your check out to the chapter, IOCCNYSAA. Meal plan prices are inclusive. You can choose from the meal plan selection below or choose to buy your meals on your own. There is a restaurant in the hotel and others nearby.

    2023 NYSAA Conference Program (2.6 MiB)

    104th Annual Conference Registration Form (183.4 KiB)

  • NYAC Fall Program

    Exploring African American Contexts in New York Archaeology

    NYAC will host the fall meeting on October 1, 2022 at the New York State Museum in the Huxley Theater. The general business meeting will be from 12:45-1:45 and the program from 2-4:30. 

    Contrary to popular belief, the percentage of slave holding households was higher in New York than many places in the south. Unlike the plantation economies to the south, enslaved people in the north rarely lived in clusters of separate quarters. Most often enslave people of African and Indigenous lived in the main house, an outer kitchen, or other multi-functional outbuilding. Such complex households as well as free and Maroon communities have been investigated on archaeological projects in urban and rural settings. Surprisingly, there are few publications which address these households and communities that existed in New York. Only in cases where a household or a community was known to have been occupied by African Americans are deposits considered reflections of their lives.

    Archaeologists have struggled to interpret the lives of enslaved people through the material culture of plural households. Recent investigations however, suggest that there are ways of ‘seeing’ African Americans in diverse households. This program brings together archaeologists to share what they have learned from their experiences working with plural households and communities in New York, suggestions for better material culture analyses, and the importance of working with descendant populations and vested communities. Format is short presentations followed by discussion with the audience.


  • London Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society September 8th Meeting

    The September 8th, 2022, Monthly Meeting will be in person at 7:30 PM, but they are also experimenting with making the talk available remotely via ZOOM. If you are not a member and want to attend via ZOOM send a request to James Keron ( for a link to the ZOOM meeting. Their website is

    The speaker will be Dr. Andrea Waters-Rist of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario talking on: Milk Matters: Unusual Breastfeeding and Weaning Practices in a Nineteenth Century Dutch Village. Details can be found below. (more…)

  • NYAC Fall Meeting Notice

    NYAC will host the fall meeting on October 1, 2022 at the New York State Museum in the Huxley Theater. The general business meeting will be from 12:45-1:45 and the program from 2-4:30. Details are provided available for download below.

    2022 NYAC Fall Meeting Notice (100.3 KiB)

  • Public Archaeology Excavation Event at Knickerbocker Mansion, Schaghticoke, New York

    June 18-19 and June 25-26

    Public Archaeology Excavation Event at the Knickerbocker Mansion, Schaghticoke, New York.
    Knickerbocker Mansion

    See flyer for more information or contact

    The Knickerbocker Historical Society has graciously approved a public archaeology excavation to locate a home built on the property possibly as early as 1707, prior to the Knickerbocker Mansion built by Johannes Knickerbocker III ca. 1770. This call is for archaeology volunteers to excavate and staff the project, which has a goal of promoting archaeology and historic preservation in New York State by engaging the public in an archaeological excavation. Students, avocationals, and professional archaeologists are all welcome to apply! (more…)

  • New Perspectives on Dutch Trade in New Netherland, Wednesday April 27th

    You are invited to a Zoom presentation by the New York State Archaeological Association:

    New Perspectives on Dutch Trade in New Netherland
    A Virtual Symposium
    Sponsored by the New York State Archaeological Association
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


  • NYAC Spring Meeting Notice

    April 30th, 2022, NYAC Spring Meeting Notice

    The New York Archaeological Council will hold its Spring Meeting on April 30, 2022 in person and/or via Zoom at the University of Buffalo.

    The New York Archaeological Council will hold its Spring Meeting on April 30, 2022 in person and via Zoom at the University of Buffalo. The board, which is not open to the public or general membership, will meet from 10:30 – 1. The General Membership/Business Meeting which is open to members and non-members will be from 1-2:30. A brief tour of the Archaeological Survey Lab and the Marian E. White Museum will follow and serves as the meeting program for those who attend in-person. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of NYAC. There will be discussion about the planning of the fall meeting. Please join us in person or via Zoom. You must register for the zoom.

    See attached file for details.

    2022 NYAC Spring Meeting
  • London Chapter OAS Speaker, Dr. Brian Redmond – April 14th on: Deer, Nuts, and Clay Floors: Archaic Sedentism and Ritual at the Burrell Orchard Site in Northern Ohio
    The next meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be online via ZOOM. It will be held on Thursday April 14, 2022 at 7:30 PM. The speaker will be:
    Dr. Brian Redmond, John Otis Hower Chair of Archaeology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio on: Deer, Nuts, and Clay Floors: Archaic Sedentism and Ritual at the Burrell Orchard Site in Northern Ohio.
    Please tune in to hear Dr. Redmond discuss his very important archaeological work documenting housing, the rise of more settled communities and other formerly hidden aspects of day to day life in the central Great Lakes area, 4000 years ago. 
    London Chapter members will be automatically sent a ZOOM link but anyone else wishing to attend can send an email request to Jim Keron at and he will send a link to the ZOOM meeting session.
  • Pots and Pans, Bodkins and Trowels: Reflections on Mary Beaudry – April 30

    Event Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time: 1:00-6:00 pm ET
    Location: Eichenbaum Colloquial Room, Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Zoom

    Program Information and Registration:

    We are pleased to announce this symposium in honor of our late colleague Dr. Mary Beaudry (CAS Archaeology and Anthropology; MET Gastronomy). Dr. Beaudry (1950-2020) was an influential scholar, professor, and beloved fixture of Boston archaeology. Speakers and panelists will discuss Dr. Beaudry’s scholarly legacy across a range of disciplines, including gastronomy and culinary arts, the archaeology and history of food, anthropology, material culture studies, museum studies, women’s studies, preservation studies, and American studies.

    Please go to for further information on the program and to register to attend in person or remotely.

    This event is made possible through a grant from Boston University’s Center for the Humanities, as well as through contributions from the College of Arts and Sciences, Metropolitan College, the Department of Anthropology, the Archaeology Program, the Gastronomy Program, and Programs in Food and Wine.

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