New York State Archaeological Association
102nd Annual Meeting
The 102nd annual joint conference of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) will be held April 27-29, 2018 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 6701 Buckley Rd., Syracuse NY. The registration form including tour information and hotel rates and accommodations is available here for download.
The inn is located at the intersection of I-81 and the Thruway. The 2018 theme is the Erie Canal in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the building of the canal. There will be trips to the Chittenango Landing Museum and the Canal Museum in Syracuse on Friday and Sunday, respectively.
2018 NYSAA Conference Preliminary Program (192.8 KiB)
NYAC 2018 Fall Meeting
Please join the New York Archaeological Council for the Fall meeting on October 27th in New Paltz, NY. This year’s program will feature short talks on the research of Dutch and English archaeological sites and collections. The meeting will be held at the Huguenot Historical Society which is located in Historic Huguenot Street. As is our custom, the general business meeting will be from 1-3 pm and the afternoon program from 3-5 pm. A walking tour of the historic district will be given afterwards by Joe Diamond,SUNY New Paltz. Refreshments will be served.
NYAC Fall Program 2018 (50.2 KiB)
Call for Papers
The Beauchamp and the Finger Lakes chapters are proud to host the 102nd Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC).
Call for Papers (134.1 KiB)
The NYAC spring meeting will be held Friday afternoon. Our special guest speaker for Saturday evening’s banquet will be Dr. James Bradley.
Archaeology Video Festival
Archaeology Season Event! This year there will be no archaeology poster. Instead, film and videographers have submitted Short video clips on archaeology which will be shown Friday evening at 9 at the conference hotel. They will be at the event to talk about their films. Hope you will join us!
NYAC Video Festival Flyer (252.7 KiB)
NYAC Spring Meeting 2018 Announcement (440.5 KiB)
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).
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.
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
Centennial Conference, April 2016
The centennial conference of the NYSAA took place April 15-17, 2016 at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa in Victor NY. It was very well attended. Fifteen of the 16 chapters were represented. In celebration of the event centennial pins were given to all registrants. The NYSAA funded a cocktail reception before the banquet. The Adirondack and Brennan Chapters, as well as the Archaeological Conservancy helped fund the coffee breaks. The conference was supported from several companies including the Canandaigua National Bank, Louis Berger, Morton Archaeological Research Services, Beta Analytic, AECOM, PaleoWest, and Lois and Alan Jones of Bristol NY. The 2016 Archaeology Season poster was made possible by the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Kathryn Murano Jones and the New York Archaeological Council.
2015 Fall Program, September 26th 10 am – 5 pm
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.
Fall 2014 Annual Meeting
The 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. 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.
2014 Workshop Announcement (115.5 KiB)
Fall 2013: NYAC Fall Meeting & Archaeology Conference
- 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
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
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
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
Geomorphology and Archaeology:
Case Studies from Western New York
New York Archaeological Council Fall Meeting
Date: Saturday October 1, 2011
by Douglas J. Perrelli
2011 NYSAA and NYAC Spring Conference Information
- NYSAA 95th Preliminary Program and Addenda download
- New York State Archaeological Association 95th Conference Registration download
- NYAC 2011 Spring Meeting Announcement download
- NYAC Spring Meeting Program download
Proceedings of the Fall 2010 Program
Proceedings of the Fall 2010 Program
The Practice Of Urban Archaeology: Panel Discussion