Hurricanes, Museums, and Disaster Preparedness

Posted by Kerry Nelson on August 30, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts, CRM, History, Museums |

Guy Park in Amsterdam, New York was severely damaged by flooding of the Mohawk River after Hurricane Irene.  A corner of the building was ripped off by the flood waters, which rose as high as the first floor windows at one point. Guy Park was the colonial home of Guy Johnson, the nephew and son-in-law […]

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“He was Bought at Public Sale” Slave Life Explored at Johnson Hall Saturday 8/20

Posted by Kerry Nelson on August 18, 2011 in Archaeology, History |

Kindle From Darlene Rogers, Johnson Hall State Historic Site: (Johnstown, NY August 13, 2011)…….The lives of African slaves from Johnson Hall and other 18th century properties in the Mohawk Valley will be explored in a special program at Johnson Hall on Saturday, August 20 at 1:30pm.   “He was Bought at Public Sale” will begin […]

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Environment Change in Northern New York: Was it the Little Ice Age or Iroquois Forest Clearing?

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on August 12, 2011 in Archaeology, Paleoecology |

Kindle(The fourth in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites in eastern North America, ca. AD 800-1700). Recent articles and press releases have reported the Delaware valley study by Stinchcomb et al (2011) in which multidisciplinary research was able to conclude that Native Americans in the last 1,000 […]


1491 and 1493: A Review and Preview

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on August 8, 2011 in Archaeology, Book Reviews |

1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles Mann came out in 2005, long before I started writing in Fieldnotes. As I write this brief review, trucks are delivering and bookstore employees are unpacking 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, Mann’s history of what happened since (and largely because of) the enormous […]

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2011 Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference

Posted by Andrew Farry on August 3, 2011 in Archaeology, Uncategorized |

Kindle  The 2011 Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference is set for September 17, 2011 at the Michigan State University campus.  Click here for all conference information. Go Spartans! MSU Anthropology MSU Campus Archaeology Program

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