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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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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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Forest Burning and Clearing by Hudson Valley Indians 1000 Years Ago

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on July 28, 2010 in Archaeology |

Buffer(This is the second in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites, ca. AD 800-1700). In describing and interpreting the results of her investigation of the Goldkrest Site near Albany, New York, archaeologist Lucianne Lavin (2004) referred to the radiocarbon dating of burned soil patches with associated charcoal […]

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Archaeological Survey and QuikGrid

Posted by Andrew Farry on July 8, 2010 in Archaeology, Software Reviews |

BufferA freeware program called QuikGrid is available here.  This is a great little program for generating- as you might have guessed- quick, visual displays of interpolated grids.  The program has all kinds of applications, but is particularly suited to archaeological survey.  Sample points such as shovel test pits can be quickly plotted as a grid, […]

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