David P. Staley, M.A., has over 35 years archaeological experience conducting and directing surveys and excavations on prehistoric and historic period sites throughout the United States. Originally from Herkimer, N.Y., Mr. Staley has been a Project Director and Principal Investigator at New York State Museum’s Cultural Resource Survey Program since 2002. His undergraduate degree was earned at the University of New Mexico and graduate degree at Washington State University.
Previously, Staley served as a Project Manager for TRC, Inc. in New Mexico, the University of Alaska Anchorage-Environment and Natural Resources Institute, B.I.A. and N.P.S. in Alaska, and the U.S.F.S. in California and New Mexico. A member of C.N.E.H.A., S.I.A., Alaska Anthropological Association, NYSAA, and a board member of NYAC since 2014. Recent research has focused upon the Thayer Farmstead and the Goodyear Site in Otsego County, the Chenango Canal in Utica, and the Adirondack Iron and Steel New Furnace in Essex County.