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The Early Archaic Period and the “Missing 2000 Years” in Hudson Valley Prehistory

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on September 28, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

Kindle(This is the first in a series of posts on the Archaic period in New York State) On September 16, 2011, Kerry Nelson and I enjoyed the hospitality of the Incorporated Orange County Chapter, New York State Archaeological Association at their monthly meeting in Middletown, New York. I gave a talk on “The Missing 2000 Years”. […]

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Archaeology and History Events Around the Capital Region and Beyond, Sept. 16-18

Posted by Kerry Nelson on September 16, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts, History, Museums |

Archaeology and history buffs in and around Eastern New York will have some tough choices to make this weekend.  Here’s a run down of events. Hat tip to New York History Blog for several of these. Our own Ed Curtin will be giving a talk entitled “The Missing 2000 Years: The Continuing Mystery of the […]

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The Missing 2000 Years: The Continuing Mystery of the Earliest Archaic in the Hudson Valley

Posted by Kerry Nelson on September 12, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

Ed Curtin of Curtin Archaeological Consulting Inc. and the Van Epps-Hartley Chapter, NYSAA will be giving a talk Friday, September 16, 2011 at 7:30 at the Mulberry House Senior Center, 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown, New York.  The talk, entitled:  “The Missing 2000 Years: The Continuing Mystery of the Earliest Archaic in the Hudson Valley” […]

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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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Mabee Farm to hold Early Technologies Day August 6th

Posted by Kerry Nelson on July 26, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

Kindle                                 From Pat Barrott, Mabee Farm Site Manager: Hello to all – I just want to make you aware of our 9th Annual Early Technologies Day taking place on August 6th from 10 am – 4 pm at the […]

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Funk Foundation Presence at the Spring Archaeology Meetings in New York

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on May 9, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts, CRM |

The Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation made presentations to the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) and the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) at their joint meeting in Johnstown, New York, April 15-17, 2011.  Edward V.  Curtin, Jonathan Lothrop, and Wayne Lenig, all members of the Funk Foundation’s Governing Council, attended the meetings (Wayne […]

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Papers on the Archaic Period Presented at the 2011 NYSAA Annual Meeting

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on April 21, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts, CRM, Uncategorized |

On Saturday morning, April 16, several of the papers presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association focused on the Archaic period in eastern New York State.  Adam Luscier led the session off with a paper on the Dunes Site, which was excavated in advance of construction of the Luther Forest […]

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In Appreciation of Lewis R. Binford

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on April 13, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

Soon after Al Dekin convinced me to study Lamoka and Dustin points for my master’s thesis project, I realized that I was treading where the great archaeologist Lewis Binford had gone before.  My research took me to the same collections that Binford had seen in the Great Lakes Range in the Museum of Anthropology, University […]

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A CALAMITOUS DAY FOR NEW YORK STATE ARCHAEOLOGY: MARCH 29, 1911

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on March 29, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

100 years ago, early in the morning of March 29, 1911, a great fire destroyed much of the New York State Capitol building, including most of the holdings of the New York State Library, as well as much of the large archaeological and ethnological collections that were on display on the building’s fourth floor

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Discovery of Early California Sites Fascinates Students of the Past

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on March 9, 2011 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

Over the last few days, data on discoveries made in California’s Channel Islands by teams led by archaeologists Jon Erlandson and Torben Rick have been brought to wide circulation among archaeologists, other scientists, and the internet-reading public.  These discoveries are fascinating because (1) they are associated with very early cultures, reported to be 11,200-12,200 years […]

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