NYSAA News

  • Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

    Albert Fulton, a Funk Foundation recipient, will present a free and open-to-the-public talk on his research October 19th at 6:30 PM at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karmer Rd., Albany, NY 12205. His presentation is titled: Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

    Presentation by Albert Fulton, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geography, Michigan State University. Mr. Fulton’s research is supported by a grant for radiocarbon dating from the Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. His Ph.D. research involves environmental reconstruction for the last several thousand years in the Genesee Valley region.

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  • Albert Fulton Presentation at Albany Pine Bush

    Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

    Albert Fulton, a Funk Foundation recipient, will present a free and open-to-the-public talk on his research October 19th at 6:30 PM at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karmer Rd., Albany, NY 12205. His presentation is titled: Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State.

    Presentation by Albert Fulton

    Presentation by Albert Fulton, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geography, Michigan State University. Mr. Fulton’s research is supported by a grant for radiocarbon dating from the Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. His Ph.D. research involves environmental reconstruction for the last several thousand years in the Genesee Valley region.

    Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

    Directions to APB Discovery Center: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518) 456-0655.

  • Invitation to the NYAC Fall 2017 Meeting and Program

    Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 4:30 pm
    Peebles Island State Park Visitor Center, Waterford, New York

    Schedule:
    10 am – Noon, NYAC Board Meeting
    Noon – 1 pm, Board Member Lunch
    1 – 2:30 pm, NYAC General Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)
    2:30 – 4:30 pm, Afternoon Program: Training Session for NY SHPO’s Cultural Resource Information System

    CRIS has been up for about three years now. The system continues to grow and evolve, and the SHPO reviewers have noticed some common issues. Archaeology Unit staff member Tim Lloyd will be hosting a training session to review the information available in CRIS; to discuss best practices for project submission, survey submission, and resource submission; and to answer questions. If you have an issue(s) that you would like addressed during the session, please email Tim at Timothy.Lloyd@parks.ny.gov

    CRIS Training Session (62.7 KiB)

    NYAC Fall Meeting Agenda 2017 Draft (44.5 KiB)

  • NYSAA Awards

    The New York State Archaeological Association awarded the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley, the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan, a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA, and Meritorious Service Award to Scott Stull.

     

    Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley

    Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Certificate of Merit to Mark Clymer and Michael Beardsley

    Bill Engelbrecht and Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan

    Bill Engelbrecht and Jonathan Lothrop presenting the Fellow Award to Kurt Jordan

    Jonathan Lothrop presenting a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA

    Jonathan Lothrop presenting a Special Commendation to Peter Pratt for 40 years of dedication to NYSAA

     

  • The Funk Foundation Grants 2017

    The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc., is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting archaeological research by student, avocational, and professional archaeologists.

    The Funk Foundation, Inc. is initiating a 2017 grant application and funding cycle for grants on the range of $1,000.00 to $2,500.00.  The Funk Foundation grants support archaeological research conducted in New York State or on archaeological collections from New York State.  These grants are ideal to assist portions of stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects.  For example, Funk Foundation grants have been used successfully to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, petrographic slides, and remote sensing.

    Grant applications must be received by April 30, 2017.  The grant applications will be reviewed in a competitive process by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors.  Award decisions made by June 15, 2017.  Further information including the grant application forms is found on the Funk Foundation website at www.funkfoundation.org.   If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation Board of Directors President Ed Curtin at ecurtin12003@yahoo.com, or call Ed at (518) 884-7102.

  • SAA Call for Help from Avocational Archaeologists

    We urge USA members to talk with local avocational archaeological societies about joining CoAS. For $35/yr, CoAS members receive a copy of The SAA Archaeological Record, preliminary annual meeting programs, tables of contents of publications, and, now, an e-mail copy of SAA’s Government Affairs Updates. Most importantly in the present political climate, SAA can reach CoAS member societies with Take Action alerts, thereby mobilizing grassroots support for archaeology.

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  • Northeast Anthropology, Archaeological Landscapes: Scale, Technology, and Emerging Approaches

    AVAILABLE NOW!

    FROM NORTHEAST ANTHROPOLOGY

    The 2015 volume of Northeast Anthropology, Archaeological Landscapes: Scale, Technology, and Emerging Approaches, is a memorial to Albert A. Dekin, Jr.  The volume is now available for order at the journal’s the web site (albany.edu/northeast_anthropology).
    This guest edited volume includes 11 case studies by Dekin’s former students. Dekin was a significant educator and mentor who trained a number of academic, government agency, and Cultural Resource Management archaeologists.  He was nationally influential in shaping CRM policy with strong input from anthropologically-oriented archaeology.  His leadership extended to the presidency of the New York Archaeological Council, numerous applied archaeology projects, and a variety of publications on ethics, training, research design, and the process of cultural resource management.  The strength and breadth of his influence is reflected in the group of contributors to the book, who, in many ways, follow his perspective that archaeological investigation should be anthropologically informed and relevant.  The papers in the volume are centered on three major themes that were the core of Dekin’s work and are central to current research in the archaeology of North America: scale, landscape, and technology and material culture.

  • Preventing Looting: What Curators and All Museum Staff Can Do

    Program:  June 29, 2016

    We are honored to host our inaugural event in NYC at The Frick
    Collection on the topic of Preventing Looting: What Curators and All
    Museum Staff Can Do, which is presented by AAMC Foundation & the US
    committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOMUS).

    This June will be the first of the Association of Art Museum Curator
    Foundation’s regional programming, In-Conversation series, which
    collaborates with AAMC leadership, and prominent voices within local
    communities for dialogues on pressing issues within the curatorial
    profession, museum network, and broader visual arts world. Through
    hosting regional programming AAMC & AAMC Foundation will further our
    initiatives of advocacy and diversity, connect members in regional
    areas, and support our overall mission.

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  • Archaeology Award Winners

    During the 2016 joint conferences of the NYSAA and NYAC the following individuals were recognized.

    The NYSAA recognized the scholarly accomplishments of Tim Abel and voted him a Fellow of the organization. George Hamell, Lois Feister Huey and Paul Huey were each awarded the Theodore Whitney Commendation Award.

    NYAC awarded the Founders Award to Dolores Elliot.

    Congratulations all.

  • The Funk Foundation 2016 Grant Cycle

    The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. is initiating a 2016 grant application and funding cycle for grants of up to $2,000.00. The Funk Foundation grants support archaeological research in New York State, and are ideal to assist stand-alone research projects or studies that are parts of larger projects. For example, Funk Foundation grants have been used successfully to support a range of services such as faunal analysis, radiocarbon dating, petrographic slides, and remote sensing.

    Grant applications must be received by April 15, 2016. The grant application will be reviewed by the Funk Foundation Board of Directors with award decisions made by June 15, 2016. For the 2016 grant cycle, we intend to fund grants for two applicants. For each grant award, the Foundation will issue a check to the recipient for 80% of the grant amount when the grant is awarded. The final 20% will be paid when the completed report of the grant research is received. Further information including the grant application forms is found on the Funk Foundation website at www.funkfoundation.org.  The 2016 grant application forms will be posted during March, 2016. If you have any questions, please email Funk Foundation President Ed Curtin at ecurtin12003@yahoo.com, or call Ed at (518) 884-7102.