Public Outreach & Education

Summer 2019 Archaeology Field Opportunity

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.

There is a $20 registration fee to participate in this excavation.  All registrations must be received by Friday, August 2nd

To register for this event:

  1. You must be a member of the Morgan Chapter. Memberships are available to anyone 12-years of age or older.  To become a member or renew your membership, obtain a membership form at our website (http://www.morganchapter.org/membership.html).
  2. Send an email to LHMChapter@gmail.com confirming the dates you will participate so we can begin planning our teams.  New members should also include a copy of their membership form.
  3. Checks or electronic payments should be made out to Lewis H. Morgan Chapter, NYSAA and be sent Lori Hunt, 2 Ryder Cup Cir, Pittsford NY  14534.  Payment should include the dig registration fee and Membership fee (for new/renewing members).

​Membership dues and registration fees will be used toward insurance, field supplies, and the all-important port-a-potty​​.  Please note, lunches will not be provided this year; the Morgan Chapter will provide bottled water and a healthy afternoon snack.

All questions about registration, membership status, or the event should be sent to the LHMChapter@gmail.com.

Field Schools Archaeology Season 2017

Walnut Grove Archaeology Project

The Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2017 at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown, NY will begin in June. This is a public outreach program that includes supervised archaeological excavation and artifact processing. For more information www.fentonhistorycenter.org

Walnut Grove Archaeology 2017 (141.5 KiB)

The Project

This year the archaeological excavation on the Fenton History Center grounds will again focus in an area where an early structure associated with the mansion once stood. This area is under the pine trees near the steamboat propeller. We will continue to attempt to determine the size and use of this struc­ture. We will also investigate the locations of other known outbuildings.

How to Participate

Dig days will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays through­ out the Summer beginning in June.  We will also ex­cavate some Saturdays.  Days we aren’t digging, we will be washing artifacts. Due to the confined space and small scale of the project, the number of partici­pants is limited.  If you would like to join  us call the Fenton History Center at (716) 664-6256.

Field Schools Archaeology Season 2016

Albany Archeology Field SchoolAlbany Archaeology Field School

A unique learning experience in the heart of Albany

July 11-15, 2016 daily 8am-3pm. Open to all students in the Capital District entering 6th-10th grade.

Join a team of professional archaeologists from Hartgen Archeological Association, Inc. as they explore the Thomas Elkin’s Residence. Elkins was a 19th Century dentist, abolitionist, inventor, and world traveler. The archeological field school provides students the opportunity to learn the scientific techniques of archeological excavation, artifact cataloging, site survey, and mounting exhibits. This five-day curriculum delves into the entire archeological process from hypothesis building to dissemination of scientific results. Campers will also get a “behind the scenes” tour of the New York State Museum and present their findings at an open house at the conclusion of the field school.

Print out our application HERE

For more information contact Jillian Altenburg at jillian@tenbroeckmansion.org or 518-436-9826. Applications and deposits are due by June 10. Scholarships are available. Payment may be made online below, or by check to: Albany County Historical Association, 9 Ten Broeck Place Albany, NY 12210

Matthew Kirk, RPA
Principal Investigator / Vice President

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.
1744 Washington Ave Ext | Rensselaer NY 12144
p. 518.283.0534 | m. 518.330.5940
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Field Research in Archaeology at the University at Buffalo

A 6 week archaeological field school will be offered during Summer Session I May 31-July 8 2016. For more information download brochure.

Instructor: Dr. Douglas J. Perrelli
Summer Session I: 5/31/16 ‐ 7/8/16
Mon.‐Fri. 9am to 4pm
Location: Erie and Genesee County, New York
Registration Information at:  ubthissummer.buffalo.edu

Cultural Resource Management(CRM)
Non-UB Students Welcome!
Transportation from UB Spaulding Lot to Site Locations is Provided!

2016 Field School Site Locations
Phase 1 and 2 Instruction at Spaulding Green Site 21 and 22, Town of Clarence, Erie County
Phase 2 and 3 Instruction at STAMP Site 3 and 6, Town of Alabama, Genesee County

 

Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2016

The Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2016 at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown NY will begin in June. This is a public outreach program that includes supervised archaeological excavation and artifact processing. For more information click on the link below or contact Tom Greer 716-664-6256 strunk30@netsync.net.

Walnut Grove Archaeology Project 2016 (175.4 KiB)

The Project

This year the archaeological excavation on the Fenton History Center grounds will again focus in an area where an early structure associated with the mansion once stood. This area is under the pine trees near the steamboat propeller. We will continue to attempt to determine the size and use of this struc­ture. We will also investigate the locations of other known outbuildings.

How to Participate

Dig days will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays through­ out the Summer beginning in June.  We will also ex­cavate some Sa1urdays.  Days we aren’t digging, we will be washing artifacts. Due to the confined space and small scale of the project, the number of partici­pants is limited.  If you would like to join  us call the Fenton History Center at (716) 664-6256.

New York Regions for Archaeology Field Schools