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Change of Season

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 26, 2011 in Archaeology |

Monday night I had an old, familiar feeling as I walked to my car in the cold, October rain.  Although the last two months have been mostly warm, winter is approaching, and cold drizzle reminds me of that.  I remember the cold, autumn rain from Curtin Archaeological’s survey of Lake George Battlefield Park, although most […]

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NYS Archaeological Association-Van Epps-Hartley Chapter Fall Meeting

Posted by Kerry Nelson on October 19, 2011 in Archaeology, History, Museums |

The Fall meeting of the Van Epps-Hartley Chapter of the NYSAA will be held Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 1:00 PM at the Mabee Farm’s new George E. Franchere Education Center, Route 5S, Rotterdam Junction. Guest Speaker The guest speaker will be noted author and historian, Shirley W. Dunn who will give a presentation entitled: “Mohicans on […]

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Shaping the Forest with Fire-A Very Old Native American Practice

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 13, 2011 in Archaeology, Paleoecology |

Kindle(This is the fifth in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites in eastern North America, ca. AD 800-1700). A press release last year by the University of Manchester (2010) reported on the oldest evidence of a dwelling yet found in England, some 10,500 years old.  It also […]

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New York State Contract Negotiations Affecting Archaeologists Continue

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 7, 2011 in Archaeology, Museums |

The Associated Press reports this afternoon that Governor Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he would consider a shorter, 3-year contract with the Public Employees Federation (PEF), allowing PEF to renegotiate the contract earlier, and potentially at a time when the state’s economy will have improved.  The contract that PEF membership has rejected was for five […]

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The New York Archaeological Council

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 4, 2011 in Archaeology |

On Saturday, October 1, I attended the fall meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC), held at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, New York.  The New York Archaeological Council formed in 1972 as an organization of professional archaeologists whose main mission was to advocate for the identification, conservation, and wise use of archaeological […]

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