Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Join NYAC: Membership

New York Archaeological Council

Professional and avocational archaeologists and those interested in archaeology are invited to join NYAC to become more involved in the archaeology of New York State. The organization has three membership categories.

New York Archaeological Council Dues Notice 2024

New York Archaeological Council 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. We are also seeking funds to celebrate NYAC’s 50th anniversary year.

Please note that NYAC 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 right corner (bottom of the page on mobile) of our webpage to the Subscriber’s List form. Thank you in advance for your prompt response to this notice.

NYAC 2024 Dues Renewal Form (219.5 KiB)

If you want to join NYAC scroll down to the membership categories below and apply.

Membership Categories

Lake Champlain Bridge Survery Project - Membership PageFull Membership

Full Membership in NYAC requires a formal review process of the applicants eligibility.

To be a full member the applicant must have at least a post-graduate degree in archaeology or a closely related field, have received supervised training in basic archaeological field research, consisting of 2 weeks of field training (including both survey and excavation) plus 4 weeks of laboratory analysis and/or curating.

The field training must be in blocks of at least 2 weeks duration, have completed successful design and execution of an archaeological study, as evidenced by a report on such a study equivalent in scope and quality an M.A. or M.S. thesis, but not necessarily consisting of such a thesis, and subscribe to the NYAC code of ethics.

Full NYAC members are entitled to hold office, sit on the board, join committees, and vote. They are also entitled to all mailings throughout the year, including general meeting minutes, announcements and newsletters. The annual fee is $25.

NYAC Full Membership Application (91.2 KiB)

Graduate Student Associate Membership

Graduate Student Associate Membership entitles the holder to all rights and privileges of regular membership, except to vote on by-laws revisions and to hold elected office.

Graduate Student Associate Membership requires that the applicant be enrolled in a graduate anthropology program, or a closely related field, and to demonstrate an interest in New York State archaeology. The annual fee is $25.

NYAC Graduate Student Membership Application (98.2 KiB)

Associate Member

Individuals and institutions can receive information on NYAC’s meetings and activities by becoming an Associate Member. The applicant is entitled to all of mailings throughout the year, including general meeting minutes, announcements and newsletters. You are encouraged to attend NYAC meetings as a guest. Associate Members are not able to vote in general meetings but can serve on committee and may be elected to office.  The annual fee for an Associate Member is $15.00.

NYAC Associate Membership Application (17.5 KiB)

Please send completed forms of the Vice President.

Joe Diamond


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