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Review of Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on October 21, 2014 in Archaeology, Book Reviews |

Buffer    Getting ready for a short Adirondack vacation, I packed the usual:  more books than I could possibly read in 2 or 3 days.  What does an archaeologist bring on vacation to read?  Dusty old tomes containing hidden gems embedded in dull recitations of fact?  No.  I packed In the Garden of Beasts by […]

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The Old Ones

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on March 21, 2013 in Archaeology |

Buffer  Recently I remembered being an archaeology student, and how the words that archaeologists use for periods, cultures, or traditions often sounded familiar yet unfamiliar: names like the Archaic and the Woodland, Laurentian and Point Peninsula. These are words which sound strange in some ways to everyone who doesn’t deal with them routinely: words sometimes […]

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Fieldnotes Says Hello to 2012

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on January 31, 2012 in Archaeology |

Over the past year, our archaeological surveys taken us to communities across eastern New York such as Queensbury, Clifton Park, Halfmoon, Malta, Saratoga Springs, Wilton, Ballston and Ballston Spa, Mechanicville, Albany, Bethlehem, Niskayuna, Johnstown, Argyle, Coxsackie, Colonie, Cohoes, and Cobleskill.  In our spare moments we try to bring you our thoughts and an occasional nice […]

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State Professional Workers Union Approves Contract: Threat of Archaeologist Layoffs is Averted

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on November 3, 2011 in Archaeology, Museums |

Earlier this afternoon, the Public Employees Federation (PEF) announced that its proposed contract with the State of New York has been ratified by its membership by a more than 2 to 1 margin.  Congratulations to the PEF members who considered the new proposal and expressed their position by voting on it.  The State Museum scientist […]

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A Trip to the New York State Museum, December 2, 2010

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on July 14, 2011 in Archaeology |

Upon occasion, my work takes me to the New York State Museum to consult with scientists or to use the archaeological collections.  I made one such trip on December 2, 2010 in order to study the artifacts from the Vosburg site, an Archaic period (3,000-10,000 years old) site located in Guilderland, New York.  I did […]

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About

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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