Wednesday, September 21, 2022

NYSAA Speaker Series

New York Archaeological Association Annual Meeting 2019 Fort Johnstown
  • New Perspectives on Dutch Trade in New Netherland, Wednesday April 27th

    You are invited to a Zoom presentation by the New York State Archaeological Association:

    New Perspectives on Dutch Trade in New Netherland
     
    A Virtual Symposium
     
    Sponsored by the New York State Archaeological Association
      
    Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Marie-Lorraine Pipes PhD RPA: Markers of Cultural Identity: Worked Bone from 17th and 18th century Albany, NY, March 2

    Please join us for a talk on March 2 at 7pm on Zoom for a talk by Sissie Pipes entitled “Markers of Cultural Identity: Worked Bone from 17th and 18th century Albany, NY”

    See the flyer attached for additional information.  Please share with your friends and colleagues.

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
    When: Mar 2, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-qtpjojE9EOgvFzLNH-RIWRlHI-YU_r

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Abstract: The archaeological presence of Africans and African Americans York State is ephemeral at best, especially in upstate New York during the 17th and 18th centuries. Based on the analyses of faunal assemblages from Albany projects, there is growing evidence to suggest that certain modified artifacts, identified in the faunal deposits, were made and used by Africans and African Americans. Bone tools from Fort Orange, and the Winne and Bogart Houses from The DEC Headquarters site, will be discussed. This talk also explores why worked bone objects found in certain contexts may be considered as markers of cultural identity and how they may inform about the lives of Enslaved people.

  • Dr. Carl Benn: A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812: John Norton

    A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812: John Norton – Teyoninhokarawen

    In this Presentation, Carl Benn, PhD, Professor Department of History at Ryerson University, will discuss A Mohawk Memoir from the War of 1812 presents the story of John Norton, or Teyoninhokarawen, an important war chief and political figure among the Grand River Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) in Upper Canada. Norton saw more action during the conflict than almost anyone else, being present at the fall of Detroit; the capture of Fort Niagara; the battles of Queenston Heights, Fort George, Stoney Creek, Chippawa, and Lundy’s Lane; the blockades of Fort George and Fort Erie; and a large number of skirmishes and front-line patrols. His memoir describes the fighting, the stresses suffered by indigenous peoples, and the complex relationships between the Haudenosaunee and both their British allies and other First Nations communities.

    Dr. Benns Meeting Recording:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/rQ248KGnqK_MPCiyXK1QM-RJF7C3AYLbLr7ebqb_wlktbzPyKPi1iXELn-FHPU_1.q5PLZH17RFr8vP59

    Access Passcode: %UGc*&c5

  • Dr. Allison McGovern: Privies and Such: A Report on Archaeological Investigations in the Lower East Side, November 2021

    In this presentation, Dr. Allison McGovern will discuss the results of recent archaeological investigations carried out in the Lower East Side of NYC. This neighborhood became home to a sizable European-Jewish population in the late 19th century, and a methodology was developed for investigating the archaeological potential for most of one city-block in relation to this history. The results of the investigation shed light on development and redevelopment of the neighborhood, and its impacts on archaeological traces at an urban site.

    NYSAA November Lecture with Dr. Allison McGovern Flyer (688.1 KiB)

    Please join us Tuesday, November 9th at 7pm for our third Digital lecture. We will be hearing from Dr. Allison McGovern, the Robert D.L. Gardiner Writing Fellow at the Gotham Center for New York City History. Her talk is entitled Privies and Such: A Report on Archaeological Investigations in the Lower East Side.

    Please Register to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctduyrqz4iGNOEvN_C9wQG5bw6L5lDNedL

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

  • Dr. Elizabeth Meade: Prepare for Death and Follow Me: The Archaeology of New York City’s Cemeteries, June 2021

    Join us for the final NYSAA Lecture of the season. The speaker will be Elizabeth Meade, AKRF, Inc.:

    Elizabeth Meade, “Prepare for Death and Follow Me: The Archaeology of New York City’s Cemeteries”

    It has long been understood by archaeologists that while cemeteries are built by the living to serve the dead, burial grounds can also serve as significant cultural spaces utilized by and integral to the cultural traditions of the living. The study of cemetery sites is therefore critical to the understanding of many aspects of a given culture. Archaeologists often analyze the cemetery sites in a larger region through the lens of a “deathscape,” a macro-scale analytical tool similar to the anthropological concept of a landscape, but which instead focuses on the various cultural processes associated with death: from illness and dying to mortuary behavior, burial, and memorialization. New York City—including the five boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—has been a center of commerce since its establishment as a colonial outpost in the 17th century and its urban development has outpaced many other major American cities.

    View a Recording of Dr. Elizabeth Meade’s Lecture

    View Lecture Zoom Recording

    Register for the Zoom Meeting

    Use to link below to Register for Elizabeth Meade’s talk on Wednesday, June 16th at 7 pm.

    Preregistration required. Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAoduiqrDovHd3c2hWaKeiwmRDvtwv-MP-3

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Dr. John P. Hart: Recent Research on Northern Iroquoian Agriculture, May 2021

    Recent Research on Northern Iroquoian Agriculture

    It is well known that Iroquoian people were highly dependent on maize-based agriculture for subsistence. In this presentation I will review the results of recent research on carbon and nitrogen isotopes that provide new information on how Iroquoian farmers in New York and Ontario maintained the fertility of agricultural fields and how much maize was included in fourteenth- to seventeenth-century Iroquoian diets in Ontario.

    John P. Hart is Curator Emeritus at the New York State Museum where he served six years as Director of the Cultural Resource Survey Program followed by 20 years as Director, Research and Collections Division before retiring at the end of March 2020. Dr. Hart’s research focuses on Native American agriculture, social network analysis, and chronology building.

    Recording of John Hart’s Lecture

    Meeting Recording:
    Passcode: U8BdVGC!
     

    Register for the Lecture

    NYSAA May Lecture with John P. Hart PH.D. Flyer (716.7 KiB)

    Use to link below to Register for Dr. Hart’s talk on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm.
    Once Registered, a link to the Zoom meeting for the talk will be sent to your email address. 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIude6uqTkjGt2Fu6zWWR79ySuocgmfBGyB

     
  • Dr. Joe Stahlman:New York State Burial Laws, March 2021

    This month, on Wednesday March 17th at 7 pm, we are happy to have Dr. Joe Stahlman, Director of the Seneca Nation’s Seneca-Iroquois National Museum-Onöhsagwë:de’ Culture Center presenting his talk “New York State Burial Laws.”  Here is the link to Joe Stahlman’s to the registration for the talk. Once you are registered, the zoom link will be sent to your email address.  The title and the address are included below.  Please feel free to share this flyer/invitation.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdumurz4sEtyOk8YIFfmKiE-whSmsIfmb

    (The zoom link may show a 6:30 start-time but know that the event will start at 7:00 pm).

    Title: Burial Laws in New York State

    Abstract: As of 2021, New York State has yet to create a burial law that protects all peoples resting within the borders of the state. For over 30 years the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act “NAGPRA” has served as a federal law that deals with situations when human remains and funerary objects are unearthed on federal lands. Yet, state laws prevail when burials and funerary objects are found on private or state-owned lands. State laws vary across the country. Thus, there have not been consistent protocols when burials are uncovered. In many cases, there are no regulations and/or municipal or county laws relevant to these cases. My talk will discuss a whole host of concerns and issues relevant to all New Yorkers and not only Native peoples.

    Update

    On March 17th, the NYSAA 2021 speaker’s program hosted Joe Stahlman, Ph.D. who spoke on NYS Burial Laws. If you were unable to attend the meeting or want to revisit the program here is the link to the video.

    Just click on the link and enter the passcode to watch the video.

    Zoom Video Link

    PASSCODE: 0f6#0CDC

  • NYSAA Spring 2021 Lecture Series begins February 17 with Dr. Jennifer Birch of the University of Georgia

    NYSAA Spring 2021 Lecture Series. Dr. Jennifer Birch of the University of Georgia will present a Zoom lecture February 17 at 7 PM:  Dating Iroquoia: Radiocarbon chronologybuilding and relational histories of coalescence, conflict, and confederacyformation for HuronWendat and Haudenosaunee ancestors.

    The Houghton Chapter has organized a zoom lecture series for the coming year. These lectures are scheduled for the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm, via Zoom. There is no charge for attending the lectures but you must register. It will be on a first come, first served basis. The schedule of lectures is attached below. If you are a subscriber to the NYSAA or NYAC; you will receive notice of the upcoming lecture and the link to register.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclduiqrjwoH9zsC-BE7F7AY3Ord81p89g-

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    The abstract for the speaker is available below:

    Dr. Jennifer Birch NYSAA Spring Lecture Series (8.6 MiB)

    Spring Lecture Series Schedule:

    NYSAA Spring 2021 Digital Lecture Series (710.1 KiB)

    Update

    The NYSAA hosted its first speaker in the 2021 lecture series on Feb 17th. Click on the link below if you want to hear Jen Birch’s excellent talk one reconfiguring radiocarbon dates for late Woodland settlements in western New York and Ontario Canada. This is a zoom recording so you will have to have an account to access the video. For those who are new to zoom, it means you have to download zoom on to your device and create a free account first. Zoom recordings are available for 28 days.

    Recording of Jennifer Birch, Ph.D., Dating Iroquoia: Radiocarbon chronology-building and relational histories of coalescence, conflict, and confederacy-formation for Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee ancestors.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/RUHtjeR0fUO4Czyc-mVj4NgArSLx3k_hE5v8oLQm2AHljLfuWPcSQ54VmNb9wkkW._D1Xaoi5q2Sirjua 

    Passcode: 8FBaXj@^

    The talk begins at the 1.23.51 mark.

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