Past NYAC Conferences & Annual Meetings

101st Annual Conference 2017

The joint conference of the NYSAA and NYAC took place on April 21-23, 2017.  The Adirondack Chapter was proud to host the 101st Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC).

2017 New York State Archaeological Association 101st Annual Conference (187.1 KiB)

Program Papers – New York State Archaeological Association Conference April 21-23, 2017 – Hosted by Adirondack Chapter at Lake George, New York (152.0 KiB)

NYAC Spring Meeting 2017 Schedule & Directions (250.2 KiB)

The NYAC spring meeting was held Friday afternoon and the NYSAA annual business meeting was held Friday evening. Paper presentations began on Saturday morning and continued through Sunday morning. The NYSAA annual banquet, awards ceremony and special guest speaker was held Saturday evening.

NYAC Program

From Screen to Screen: Growing Your Archaeological Community with Video

A Workshop on Video Production and Distribution for  Archaeologists

Friday, April 21st from 3 – 5 pm

From Screen to Screen: Growing Your Archaeological Community with Video (194.9 KiB)

2015  Fall Program, September 26th 10 am – 5 pm

Location:Rome Historical Society & Museum

Rome Historical Society & Museum
Address: 200 Church St, Rome, NY 13440

(Across from Fort Stanwix)


10-12   NYAC Board Meeting (upstairs in the Historical Society Board Room) —Board Members Only

10-12   Explore the National Park Service’s Visitor’s Center and gift shop at Fort Stanwix. Join a 10 am tour of the grounds of Fort Stanwix. Meet Keith Routley (Museum Curator and Division Chief, Division of Cultural Resources, at 11 am in the Visitor’s Center for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Fort Stanwix Collections.

12-1     Lunch on your own.

1-2       NYAC general business meeting at the Rome Historical Society and Museum Auditorium. All invited to attend.

2-5       Afternoon program: Collections Management for the 21st Century – is Culling an Option or Necessity?

This is moderated panel discussion about CRM collection issues concerning curation, culling, long term management and storage. This is a two part program. This meeting is an attempt to understand the issues faced by repositories and their concerns versus those of future researchers of collections. The second part will take place at the spring meeting which will focus on solutions to the issues identified this fall. Please join us. This affects everyone.

Moderator: Nina Versaggi


  • Camille Czerkowicz
  • Project Manager for Archaeology
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York, NY 10029
  • David A. Gadsby, Ph.D.
  • Archeology Program
  • National Park Service
  • Washington Office, Washington, D.C.
  • Nancy Herter, Ph.D.
  • Archaeology Unit Program Coordinator
  • NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
  • Peebles Island, Waterford, New York 12188-0189
  • Michael T. Lucas, Ph.D.
  • Curator of Historical Archaeology
  • New York State Museum
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Daria E. Merwin, Ph.D.
  • Historic Preservation, Survey and Evaluation Unit
  • NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
  • Peebles Island, NY 12188-0189
  • Rebecca J. Morehouse
  • Curator of State Collections
  • Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory
  • Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
  • St. Leonard, MD 20685
  • Douglas Perrelli, Ph.D.
  • Director
  • University at Buffalo
  • Archaeological Survey

Directions to the Rome Historical Society: I-90 to NY-365 E to South James St to Church St in Rome

rome historical society map

  • Take I-90 E to Exit 33 (NY-365 E, Verona) OR Exit 32 (NY-233) from I-90 W);
  • Take the NY-365 E ramp (Verona/Vernon/Rome) and continue on NY-365 E;
  • Merge onto NY-69 W/NY-49 W/Erie Blvd E via the exit on the left toward Downtown Rome;
  • Turn right onto South James Street;
  • Turn right onto East Park St;
  • Turn left onto Church St;
  • The Rome Historical Society is on the right (there is some parking, but also a garage across the street from Fort Stanwix).

Fall 2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting with tour of Devonian Cherts of the Mid-Hudson ValleyThe New York Archaeological Council will hold its Fall annual meeting on November 1st.  The Fall program will consist of a workshop and tour of the Devonian Cherts of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Information about the program is attached. Please note that those wishing to attend the tour and workshop should email Christina Rieth at . Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to the various outcrops.

Following the tour from 4-6 pm, NYAC will hold its general meeting at the University at Albany, SUNY in Arts and Sciences Room 11. Directions to the campus as well as information concerning parking can be found on line at:

Copies of the minutes from the Spring Meeting and the 2015 dues form will be sent to the membership in advance of the meeting. If you have items for the general meeting agenda, please email Sissie Pipes at

2014 Workshop Announcement (115.5 KiB)

Fall 2013: NYAC  Fall Meeting & Archaeology Conference

New York Historic Archaeology Buttons, presentation of artifacts at NY archaeology conferenceDate, Time: October 26, 2013

  • 10:00 am Board Meeting
  • 1:00 pm General Meeting
  • 3:00 pm Program on Disaster Preparedness

Location:  New York State Museum

Spring 2013: Save Our Stories

Save Our Stories Poster (200.3 KiB)


A free exhibit to highlight distinctive artifacts from archaeological projects in New York City and the stories of the people they represent.

Location: Low Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
When: May 4th – 31st, 2013; Opening May 14th, 6-8pm
Sponsored by: Museum Anthropology and Historic Preservation Master’s programs
Contact: Nan Rothschild

Event Title: “Digging” the Roots of Inequality: Archaeological Investigations of Ethnicity and Race on Long Island

Date, Time: March 15, 2013 at 5pm

Presented by: Suffolk County Historical Society
Sponsored by: Doctoral Student Council of the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
Location: 300 W Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
For additional information contact: Suffolk County Historical Society (631) 727-2881
300 W Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Cost: free

Details: Please join us for an evening of presentations by Allison Manfra McGovern, Meg Gorsline, and Jenna Wallace Coplin. By examining the material traces left behind by past Long Islanders, these archaeologists explore race and ethnicity in Rocky Point, East Setauket, and across modern boundaries with the help of the web.This event is presented by the Suffolk County Historical Society, in conjunction with the special exhibit Hidden and Forbidden: Art and Objects of Intolerance, Evolving Depictions of Blacks in America, on display through June 1, 2013.

Spring 2012 Archaeology Conference

New York Archaeological Council Discusses the Effect of the Recession on Archaeology in New York State

On Friday April 27, 2012 the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) will offer a series of presentations and panel discussion on the effect of the recession and continuing slow economy on archaeology in New York State. The program will take place at 3:00 PM at the NYAC spring meeting, held jointly with the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) at The Clarion Hotel, Poughkeepsie, New York. Attendance is free and open to all interested parties.

96th NYSAA & NYAC Annual Meeting

April 27rd – 29th, 2012, The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Registration downlaod

Fall 2011

Geomorphology and Archaeology:
Case Studies from Western New York

Geomorphology Powerpoint download

New York Archaeological Council Fall Meeting

Date: Saturday October 1, 2011

by Douglas J. Perrelli

Geomorphology Project archaeology conference demonsrationil

2011 NYSAA and NYAC Spring Conference Information

Proceedings of the Fall 2010 Program

Proceedings of the Fall 2010 Program
The Practice Of Urban Archaeology: Panel Discussion