A GIS Music Montage

Posted by Andrew Farry on June 21, 2010 in Archaeology, GIS |

BufferLike most disciplines, archaeology benefits from the use of GIS and it’s ability to effectively manage complex spatial and tabular data sources.  One particular use of GIS is the rectification of historic maps with modern spatial data, a process whereby old maps are literally warped onto existing maps.  This produces an overlay sequence of spatial […]


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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An Archaeology Haiku

Posted by Sarah Vidulich on June 7, 2010 in Archaeology |

BufferFog departs the air Shovels are ready to dig ground History awakes


Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany II: A Few of the Highlights

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 1, 2010 in Book Reviews |

BufferNew York State Museum Bulletin Series 512, titled Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany II, was published in 2008 and edited by John P. Hart.  This book follows Current Northeast Paleoethnobotany (New York State Museum Bulletin 494), also edited by Hart and published in 1999.  The new volume significantly updates progress in the field of Northeastern paleoethnobotany, as […]

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“Nasty Rods of Rust and Dirt”

Posted by Andrew Farry on June 1, 2010 in Archaeology, Artifacts |

BufferAnyone who has participated in an archaeological excavation learns very fast that one of the most common artifacts found are nails.  This is true no matter what type of site is excavated, be it a colonial military settlement, a rural farmstead context, or an urban site.  Such ubiquity can often have the unintended consequence of […]

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