Thursday, March 31, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 4, April, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 4, April, 2016 has been sent to the membership.
Please let us know if your's did not arrive. - We may need to update your address.

Note: The State Conference replaces our Chapter meeting this month:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 3, March, 2016

Vol. 3, March, 2016
Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except July, August & November, at the Mulbury House Senior Center located at 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940. All are welcome.
February Program:
Barry Kass, assisted by Janet, gave a presentation of their explorations of the wonderful European ice age 'cave art.’,These southern French caves are world renown, because, both for their antiquity and exquisite quality. 

March Program: 
Doc Bayne will present the “Great Chain!” Without the success of Pete Townsend’s chain stopping British control of the Hudson River during the American Revolution, we might still be subjects of the English monarchs. Trace the history of this important part of our Nation’s history from mining the ore, its refining, transport, construction, deployment and post Revolutionary history and myth!


Please contact our treasurer, Jon Leonard or you can pay your dues at the monthly meetings. Checks should be made out to IOCCNYSAA.  
Active Member                                          $25.00 Annually
Husband/Wife or couple                             $35.00 Annually
Student including college, (no bulletin)     $12.00 Annually
Life                                                              $350.00
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Send to:Jon Leonard, Treasurer
34 Clark Road
Goshen, N.Y. 10924

Friday, January 15, 2016

January Chapter meeting tonight 7:30 pm

Reminder: Chapter meeting tonight, 1/15/2016 7:30 pm at the Mulbury House Senior Center located at 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940. All are welcome.

President’s Message:
Happy New Year! Everyone who attended the Annual Holiday meeting had a wonderful time and I'm so happy we can continue to enjoy that chapter tradition! This month Dave will be out speaker and give a "Part 2" to his excellent coin talk! See description below. This would be a fun time for anyone to bring a coin for show and tell and return to our themed meetings! I hope to see you all next week!
Stephanie Benson
January Program: David Johnson
Dave will discuss coins of English between 1500 and 1800 and how they reflect the political, religious, colonial expansion and American Revolutionary events which took place during that time.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Barry Kass presents: “Stone Age Warwick” Exhibit and Archaeology Clinic

“Stone Age Warwick” Exhibit and Archaeology Clinic
The Albert Wisner Public Library will host a major exhibit of local Native American Artifacts beginning on Sunday, January 24, with a free “archaeology clinic” to help identify your finds from 1-3 PM. The exhibit in the Wisner Local History Room features “typed” projectile points showing continual occupation of the
area by successive cultures from 10,000 years ago to the Woodland period. Also featured will be a selection of artifacts from the Jack Webster collection. Archaeologists Barry Kass and Brad Phillips will be on hand for the “clinic” from 1-3 that day to help identify your finds. The exhibit will be open during library open hours through February. Email or call the library’s reference desk for more information or to register for the clinic:, 986-1047 ext. 3.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

December, 2015 Holiday Meeting!

Hope to see ya’ Friday, December 18th, at our Happy Holidays “meeting”! Bring a gift - Bring a friend - Bring a pot luck - Bring a smile - Or any combination, as long as you bring yourself!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

Monday, November 2, 2015

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 11 November, 2015

The ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 11 November, 2015  newsletter has been sent to members.
Hope to see you at the Annual Banquet, November 14th!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 10 October, 2015 excerpts

(The full newsletter has been sent to members.)


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Founded 1958
Vol. 10 October, 2015
Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of each month except July, August & November, at the Mulbury House Senior Center located at 62-70 West Main Street, Middletown, NY 10940. All are welcome.
President’s Message:

Happy Fall everyone! I hope the newsletter finds you all well this month and that you will be able to join us for our meeting next week and events we have coming up. If you are able to come out to the Highlands Conference, it is always a wonderful day of great talks, tour and
this year Gary's flintnapping! Lucy Johnson, PhD, from Vassar College will be our speaker this month, speaking about the "Archaeological Investigations at the New Hampton Site" This talk will shed further light on this past project done by our chapter.
Stephanie Benson
Explore the archaeological treasures of Iona Island with Doc Bayne on Sunday, October 18th!
Doc, who also volunteers to keep the archives (interior treasures) in good order, will lead a walk to a number of pre-contact, Dutch, historic and modern sites on Iona Island, by privilege of a special permit, since the Island is closed to the public.

Doc needs to tell the Park how many people will be on this tour, so let him know if you are planning to be there: docforest@opton- or (845) 988-7969.
Directions from Bear Mountain Bridge Circle (PIP, Rts. 6, 202 &9W)
Head south on US-202 W/US-9W South - 1.5 miles; Turn left to Iona Island - Go to parking lot at railroad track.
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2015 Annual Banquet
November 14, 2015 12pm-4pm

Bottoms Up Restaurant
1965 NY-284, Slate Hill, NY 10973 (adjacent to Shannon Park)
Buffet Lunch with:
Salad & Rolls
Sirloin with a mushroom gravy Chicken Francaise
Penne Ala Vodka
Roasted Red Potatoes
Mixed Garden Veggies Dessert: Apple Crisp

*Tea, Coffee, Soda, Cash Bar
November 14, 2015 12pm-4pm $28.95 per person

Speaker: Deb Twigg, Susquehanna River Archaeological Center about the 400th Anniversary of Spanish Hill

Please RSVP to me and have payment to Stephanie no later Sunday November 8th! 358 Rock Hill Dr.

Rock Hill, NY 12775

Reminder that banquet replaces our regular meeting in November. We must have atten- dance of at least 30 so please, invite family and friends and lets share a great afternoon!


Saturday, October 24, 2015


Flintknapping Demonstration by Gary Sipila, Inc.OCC,NYSAA

Native American History of Sterling Forest: Talk and Walk to nearby rockshelter by Edward J.Lenik, R.P.A.

Lower level: Carol Siri Johnson, PH.D., NJHHS, presiding
1:00 PM to 1:25 PM: “An Unusual Paleoamerican Cache Find in Eastern Pennsylvania: Experiments and Insights into Fluted Point Manufacture.” Jack Cresson, Society of Experimental Archaeology and Primitive Technology; A.S.N.J.
1:25PM to 1:50PM: “Lenape Spiritual Use of Fossils” Richard Sears Walling, Independent Scholar.
1:50PM to 2:15PM: “A Long Time Coming. The Historical Archaeology of the Mixed Heritage Native and African American Community of Setauket, New York.” Christopher Matthews, Ph.D,. Professor of Anthropology, Montclair State University.
2:15PM TO 2:30PM: Coffee Break
2:55PM to 3:20PM: “The Wiechquaeskeck (S.W. Connecticut, Westchester and Manhattan Island) and the Origins of the Raritan and the Munsee Indians of New Jersey: The Raritan Valley Buffer Zone as a Refuge Area for Some Native Americans During the 17th Century.” Marshall Becker, Ph.D., West Chester University.
2:55PM to 3:20PM: “Sara Roelofse, A Dutch-American Woman of Her Times” Meta Janowitz, Ph.D., AECOM, Burlington, NJ and School of Visual arts, NYC.
3:20PM to 3:45PM: “Blandina Bayard, Indian Trader, and Her Legacies” Nancy L. Gibbs, NJHHS, Independent Scholar.
1:00 to 4:00 Book Room.
Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., Inc.OCC,NYSAA, A.S.N.J. & NJHHS.

Meeting facilities courtesy of Sterling Forest State Park, Jeff Hutchison, Park Manager
Meet 'n' Greet
When Sun, October 4, 12pm – 1pm
Come to the F.S.F. monthly meeting at Sterling Forest State Park Visitor Center and make some new friends. Find out what you can do to help protect and preserve your Park. Bring your lunch! We’ll pro- vide coffee/tea and cookies.
Lecture: Basic Photography & Digital Editing
When Sun, October 4, 1pm – 3pm
Knowing how a camera works can make the difference between getting a “good shot” and getting a “great shot.” Doc Bayne, President of Friends and photographer extraordinaire, will show you how easy it is to get that great shot by combining the art and science of photography. Doc will also teach you how to make that great shot even better through the use of photo editing programs.
Hike: Bare Rock
When Sun, October 11, 12pm – 3pm
Hike to the spectacular Bare Rock Overlook featuring views of Greenwood Lake and Bellvale Mountain! F.S.F. members Mario Medici and Susan Serico will lead this moderately paced out-and-back hike of approximately 6 miles. Be sure to bring a snack and plenty of water.
Hike: Candlelight Night Hike
When Fri, October 16, 7pm – 10pm
Join Doc Bayne and members of the F.S.F. for a leisurely-paced approximately 2 hour night hike along the Lakeville Ironworks Trail. Doc assures us we will be amazed by our ability to see in the darkness once we get our “night vision.” Please, NO FLASHLIGHTS; candle lanterns only!
Once again dues are due for calendar year 2015! Please contact our treasurer, Jon Leonard or you can pay your dues at the monthly meetings. Checks should be made out to IOCCNYSAA.
Send to:Jon Leonard, Treasurer
34 Clark Road Goshen, N.Y. 10924
Vol. 6,June, 2015

For the 2015 APHNYS Region 3 Meeting

Saturday, October 24, 2015 9:15 AM 2:00 PM
At the Josephine-Louise Public Library, Walden, NY.

Registration, coffee and donuts
Welcome by Suzanne Isaksen, APHNYS Region 3 Coordinator; Ginny Neidermier, Director, Josephine-Louise Public Library; Mayor Susan M. Rumbold, Village of Walden; and Mary Ellen Matise, Village of Walden Historian
Understanding the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Division for Historic Preservation
  • 􏰀  Julian Adams, Director of the Community Preservation Services Bureau
  • 􏰀  Jennifer Betsworth, Historic Preservation Program Specialist National
  • 􏰀  Matthew Shephard, Historic Preservation Program Specialist Digital
    This session will cover an overview of the Division for Historic Preservation and its many programs; the National Register and a brief summary of its criteria and process; and, in the afternoon, a demonstration of the new CRIS database. Whether you are completely new to the Division for Historic Preservation or have specific questions about the National Register program, tax credits for owners of historic properties, certified local government, researching properties using the CRIS database, or other areas, come ready to learn and ask questions.
    Lunch and networking. Lunch will be on your own. Menus from local eateries within walking distance of the library will be available, or bring a bag lunch.
    Continuation of Understanding the NYSOPRHP Division for Historic Preservation
    Village of Walden Historian Mary Ellen Matise will lead a brief walking tour of monuments in the Village of Walden after the meeting.
12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
There is no registration fee for this meeting. However, please contact Suzanne Isaksen, APHNYS Region 3 Coordinator, at 845-641-0463, or e-mail at, with your name and contact information if you plan to attend. This will help us with morning refreshments and other details for this meeting.