Being Present for Archaeology (A Perspective from the Trowel’s Edge)

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on August 18, 2014 in Archaeology, CRM |

Buffer  After completing the recent 4-week archaeological data recovery program in Coxsackie, I heard that my field technicians liked that I worked with them and explained regularly (perhaps incessantly) what we were doing and what our findings meant to the interpretation of local archaeology.  To me, it seemed natural that I would work this way.  […]


Field Techs, Crew Chief Needed for Work in Coxsackie, Hudson Valley, New York, July 14-August 8, 2014

Posted by Kerry Nelson on June 30, 2014 in Archaeology, CRM |

Buffer  Curtin Archaeological Consulting, Inc. is seeking local temporary full-time field technicians as well as a crew chief for work on a Phase III archaeological data recovery project for four weeks, July 14-August 8, 2014. The Phase III Data Recovery project is focused on two pre-contact period sites that have produced Early and Middle Archaic […]


Field Techs Needed for Cobleskill NY Work Beginning 8/20

Posted by Kerry Nelson on August 17, 2012 in Archaeology, CRM |

Curtin Archaeological Consulting, Inc. is seeking local field technicians for the week of 8/20 for a project in Cobleskill, New York. There is some potential for additional work beyond next week. Starting pay is $11 per hour. Please email resumes or, if you’ve recently sent a resume, a note about your availability to jobs-at-curtinarchaeology.com


Let’s Not Stumble on the Road to Economic Recovery

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 8, 2012 in Archaeology, CRM, History |

On May 28, 2012 John R. Roby posted a very interesting article on the bad economy’s effect upon archaeology, arguing persuasively that less budget-cutting and more support of archaeology, parks, and historic preservation is called for in the economic recovery.  He points out the devastation to archaeology programs at Parks Canada due to draconian budget […]

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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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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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Did Climate Change Affect the Hudson Valley, AD 800-1300?

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 17, 2010 in Archaeology, CRM |

Buffer(This is the first in series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites, ca. AD 800-1700). Following the lead of geologists, paleontologists, and climatologists, in recent years archaeologists have been paying more attention to the Medieval Warm Period.  Ancient histories and proxy climate records such as tree rings, ancient changes […]

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Posted by Kerry Nelson on May 21, 2010 in Archaeology, CRM |

BufferCurtin Archaeological Consulting, Inc. is a full service cultural resource management firm committed to providing affordable service while guiding our clients through today’s rigorous regulatory climate.  Over the past 20 years, our team of archaeologists has performed numerous archaeological surveys in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Saratoga, Greene, Washington, Warren, Fulton, and Montgomery counties.  With extensive experience […]

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