Sunday, April 14, 2024

News & Announcements

New York Archaeological Council
  • Geneseo College Summer Field School

    Geneseo College invites anyone interested in learning basic field methods in archaeology to take part in this summer’s field school at the historic Burt Wilder Farmstead site, Bristol NY. The Burt Wilder farmstead is a late 18th-early 19th century site. The site occupants were among the founding the families of the town of Bristol. 

    Registration for the Geneseo archaeology field school begins March 28th. Space is limited so please consider signing up early.

    For information see: Registration Information

  • 105th Annual Conference of the NYSAA

    105th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE
    NEW YORK STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

    April 12 – 14, 2024
    Hosted by

    William M. Beauchamp and Thousand Islands Chapters

    The William M. Beauchamp and Thousand Islands Chapters are proud to host the 105th Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association and the annual Spring meeting of the New York Archaeological Council April 12-14, 2024. NYAC will meet Friday April 12.

    The NYSAA annual business meeting will be Friday evening, with paper presentations Saturday and Sunday morning. The annual banquet, awards ceremony and special guest speaker will be held Saturday evening. All events will be at the Best Western Hotel, 26 E 1st St., just a short distance from historic Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Museum.

     105th Annual Meeting of the NYSAA Call for Papers & Registration (264.9 KiB)

     
     NYSAA 2024 Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts
     
     NYSAA Call for Papers 2024 (99.6 KiB)

    More Details on Conference Page

  • OAS: Iroquois du Nord: A Review and What’s New

    Thursday March 14th London Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society, ZOOM Meeting Announcement

    The next meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be online via ZOOM. It will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM. The speaker will be:

    Dr. Ronald Williamson, Founder, Senior Associate, Archaeological Services Inc., Toronto, Ontario speaking on: Iroquois du Nord: A Review and What’s New (more…)

  • New York Archaeological Council, 2024 Spring Meeting and Program

    The NYAC Spring Meeting will be held April 12-14, 2024, at Fort Ontario State Park in the Mess Hall.  The Officer/Board meeting will run from 10am to 1pm with lunch.  The afternoon program will last from 1:30-4:30 with a mid-afternoon break.  The program will include a discussion of ongoing initiatives and those that finished in late 2023 or are finishing in early 2024. NYAC is also planning a career development panel discussion that will take place on Saturday.

    2024 NYSAA Conference Program and Abstracts (281.1 KiB)

  • OAS: Exploring Settlement Distribution & Demographic Change in the Early through Late Holocene Southeastern USA

    The next meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be online via ZOOM. It will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 7:30 PM. 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 jrkeron@yahoo.com and he will send a link to the ZOOM meeting session. The ZOOM session normally opens about 7:00 PM.

    The speaker will be

    Dr. David Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennesee Knoxville, speaking on Exploring Settlement Distribution & Demographic Change in the Early through Late Holocene Southeastern USA (more…)

  • Geneseo Archaeological Fieldschool Opportunity

    Geneseo invites anyone interested in learning basic field methods in archaeology to take part in the summer field school this summer in Bristol, NY. The course emphasizes hands-on learning. There is a pre-requisite of intro to archaeology, but this year we are willing to wave it. Students will be trained in basic excavation, stratigraphic analysis, record keeping and data processing during archaeological fieldwork, and horizontal (plan) and vertical (profile) mapping techniques.

    The Geneseo College field archaeological school will take place at the historic site of Burning Springs, Bristol NY. This location is part of a larger complex of farms that were originally owned by the Burt family and later subdivided and sold to the Crosby family and later the Wilder family. The Burt family bought the property in 1797 and were the first build on the site. Previous excavation in 2022 located the foundation of a large barn and associated household deposits. The field school will focus on locating the foundation of the Burt house and investigating the yard areas to identify outbuildings and midden deposits. Application deadline is April 15th. For more information contact Dr. Paul Pacheco
    (pacheco@geneseo.edu) or Dr. Marie-Lorraine Pipes (pipes@geneseo.edu).

  • Workshops from the French & Indian War Society at Lake George, Inc. (2024)

    The French & Indian War Society at Lake George, Inc. will sponsor five enrichment workshops at the Fort William Henry Museum and/or the Fort William Henry Conference Center (48 Canada St. Lake George, NY). The program also serves as a fund raiser for the not-for-profit society. Classes are “in person,” no Zoom. Participants shall receive a certificate of attendance. Cost per workshop is $30 ($15 for Society members).
    See pdf for details and registration. (more…)

  • 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:

    https://esaf-archeology.org/annual-meeting.html

    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.

  • The Funk Foundation Research Grant

    2023-2024

    The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc., announces its 2023-2024 grant application and funding cycle for research grants of up to $2,500. The Funk Foundation supports archaeological research conducted in New York State or on archaeological collections from New York State. Grants can be used to support small stand-alone archaeological research projects or studies that are parts of larger investigations. Previous Funk Foundation grants have funded a range of research projects including artifact collections studies, faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, artifact petrography, stone tool microwear, remote sensing, and isotopic and geochemical analyses.
     
    Grant applications for the 2023-2024 funding cycle must be received by May 31, 2023. Applications will be reviewed in a competitive process by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors. Award decisions will be made by June 21, 2023.  Guidelines for grant applications and format can be found at www.funkfoundation.org. For additional questions, please email Jon Lothrop, President, Funk Foundation Board of Directors, at Jonathan.Lothrop@NYSED.Gov or call (518) 486-2992.
     
    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. 
     
  • 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)

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