Wednesday, January 20, 2021


New York Archaeological Council
  • NYAC Membership Applications

    NYAC Membership Applications

    We would typically vote on new membership applications at a meeting of the NYAC members, but this year the Board had to cancel the spring meeting. The Board asks you to vote on new membership applications via email. Please review the Whalen, De Sena, and Coppock applications for full membership by clicking the links below and send your yes or no votes for the three applicants to Tim Lloyd by Fri June 5th at

  • CNEHA June Newsletter

    If you have any new information to share about Historical Archaeology projects in New York State please write a brief summary and I will get it into the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Newsletter. Please email copy to The general guidelines are below and the current deadline for submissions is Friday May 22th. This is a great opportunity to highlight the excellent work being done in the state.

    a. Photographs should be included as separate attachments, rather than embedded in your text. (That’s so our layout person doesn’t have to keep “undoing” what you have already done!)
    b. All photographs need to have captions.
    c. If you submit more than 3 or 4 illustrations with any individual article, please recognize that we may have to reduce the number.
    d. There always will be a few submissions that truly are of “article” length, rather than newsletter length. While it’s flattering that folks want to submit very “thorough” summaries of their research to us, we probably should shoot for an absolute maximum of no more than 2-3 pages (double-spaced) for any given submission.
    e. All text should be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman font.

    Michael Lucas

    New York State Editor

    CNEHA Newsletter

  • ACHP Training Webinars

    The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is offering free training webinars.  If interested, click the links below.

    e-Learning Course Overview

    The ACHP now offers online courses on Section 106 topics. Each course offers self-paced interactive presentations and downloadable reference documents. Courses of 30 minutes or more offer a certificate of completion and incorporate knowledge checks that let you apply your learning to case scenarios or quiz questions.

    What is Section 106? A blended learning Q&A

    It’s a two-part e-Learning course, and it’s all free! First, a week before the webinar, take the free 15-minute eLearning course, What is Section 106? available at (all you have to do is establish an account prior to taking the course.) Next, log in to the webinar to learn from Training Specialist Katry Harris (with 25 years of Section 106 experience)  the key principles of Section 106 review. She will engage participants in questions and answers to reveal the extensive ACHP library resources and future training opportunities.

  • New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

    We recently launched two new webpages at the New York City Archaeological Repository (  The Seneca Village webpage presents information and artifacts from the excavations of a mid-19th century African American community whose land and houses were taken through eminent domain by New York City for the creation of Central Park.  The Seneca Village Unearthed webpage presents information and artifacts associated with the Wilson family, one of the families that lived in Seneca Village at the time of the community’s demise.


  • NYAC Ballot 2020 Elections

    New York Archaeological Council

    2020 Elections of Officers and Board Members

    Attention NYAC Members in good standing!

    Please review the attached candidate statements and ballot.

    Submit your votes by April 10, 2020.

    NYAC Ballot 2020 (202.1 KiB)

  • Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation Fall Grant

    Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc.
    Fall 2020 Solicitation for 2020-2021 Grant Cycle

    The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. is soliciting grant applications for the fall of 2020, for the 2020-2021 grant cycle. The Funk Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting archaeological research by student, avocational, and professional archaeologists. Research grants are available for studies of New York State archaeology. Funds are awarded to support archaeological research projects that compile and present new data or test previous conclusions with the expectation of new findings or insights. Grant awardees are required to submit a draft final report on their research project within one year of award.


  • Cancellation of 2020 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 see below 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.


  • New York Archaeological Council Dues Notice 2020

    New York Archaeological Council 2020 dues are now due. Please remember that any NYAC member who falls more than two years behind in dues payments will be removed from the member list. In order to return to membership, the current and previous year’s dues must be paid.

    The Archaeology Month, Educational Outreach, and Robert E. Funk Memorial Foundation and the Legal Defense funds need support. Please feel free to use this opportunity to make an additional tax-deductible contribution to one or more of these funds.

    Please note that NYAC now uses electronic communication for meeting notices, the annual newsletter, and other announcements. If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up for communications by submitting your email address in the lower left corner of our main webpage ( Thank you in advance for your prompt response to this notice.

    New York Archaeological Council Dues Notice 2020 (118.4 KiB)


  • Second Call for Nominations

    New York Archaeological Council

    Last call the Time for Action is Today Participate!

    The terms for Vice-President, Treasurer, and three at-large Board seats expire at our Annual Meeting in April 2020.

    Candidates for officers and at-large board must be members in good standing and hold membership in the organization.  Officers and board members are expected to attend the Annual Meeting and two additional meetings.  The winter board meeting is typically held via teleconference, videoconference, or other suitable technology.

    Terms will run from 2020-2023.  Self-nominations are welcome.  If nominating another individual, please verify the person is willing to run and to serve.

    The nominating committee requests that nominations be submitted by March 13.

    Nominations may be returned to any member of the nominating committee:

    Pat Heaton (,

    David Staley (, or

    Nina Versaggi (


    Please include:

    Nominee’s name, office or seat for their candidacy, address, and e-mail.  Also include your name and e-mail address.


  • New York State Archaeological Association 104th Annual Conference

    The 104th annual conference of the NYSAA will take place April 24-26, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah Hotel in Suffern, NY. Attached are the registration for the conference, the call for papers and information about the conference. Deadline for the hotel conference rate is March 27th.

    The Incorporated Orange County Chapter is proud to host the 104st 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 and the NYSAA annual business meeting will be held Friday evening. NYSAA Paper presentations will be Saturday morning through the afternoon, and resume Sunday morning. 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.


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