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Spring 2014 Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC)

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on April 22, 2014 in Archaeology |

Buffer  The New York Archaeological Council met in Oneonta, New York on Friday, April 11, 2014.  The business meeting was followed by a presentation on the Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA) by NYAC’s guest, Patrick Garrow, President of RPA.  This report summarizes some of the highlights of the meeting: Report on the Robert E. Funk […]

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Papers on the Paleoindian and Archaic Periods Presented at the 2014 NYSAA Annual Meeting in Oneonta

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on April 16, 2014 in Archaeology |

Buffer  On Friday, April 11 I traveled down I-88 to the Spring, 2014 meetings of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) and the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA).  I am always nostalgic on these trips south to communities such as Oneonta, Binghamton and Owego.  Speeding past Hudson Lake or crossing the Susquehanna River east […]

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The 2013 New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) Annual Meeting

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on May 7, 2013 in Archaeology |

Buffer  On April 26-28, 2013 NYSAA held its annual meeting in Watertown, New York, in conjunction with the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) April 26 spring meeting. The NYSAA meeting was well-attended and had one of the largest programs in years, with two sessions running concurrently through much of the meeting. The keynote speaker was […]

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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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In Memory of Robert J. Gorall

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on September 30, 2011 in Archaeology |

Earlier this month we were saddened at Curtin Archaeological to learn of the passing of Bob Gorall.  I had known Bob for about 20 years, maybe a little longer.  Bob was a great citizen of the community of archaeologists in New York State.  A former president of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA), he […]

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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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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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Remembering Gordon DeAngelo on Avocational Archaeology

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

I reported earlier that on April 16, 2011, the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) remembered the late Gordon DeAngelo through an afternoon of presentations on Gordon’s life and contributions to archaeology.  I remember Gordon from my first meeting with him in 1978, when he was the DOT liaison for archaeology in the Syracuse regional […]

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Interesting Paper on Ancient Irish Sea-Faring Presented at the NYSAA Meeting

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

On April 16, 2010, during the annual meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA), Denis Foley presented a paper on medieval Irish sea-faring that I found very interesting, since I recently had done some reading on the subject of North Atlantic exploration. During the middle of the just-passed, long, cold, snowy winter, I […]

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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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