Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 Annual Chapter Banquet update

Gary Fogelman, native American artifact expert, skilled flintknapper and World Atlatl Championhas been announced as our featured speaker!


Monday, October 10, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 10, October, 2016

Election of officers and trustees reminder - Vote at the October meeting!
Note: Complete unabridged copies of the newsletter with ballots have been sent to the membership.
Please let us know if you have not received your copy.  

THE INCORPORATED ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER 
OF THE NEW YORK STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
U.S. mail: 34 Clark Road, Goshen, NY 10924
Founded 1958
  
THE ARCHAEOLOGIST
Vol. 10, October, 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.
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President’s Message:
Happy October to everyone! Don't forget that our wonderful co-sponsored Highlands Conference is the end of this month!  Doc will be leading a tour and giving his excellent talk on the great chain! Nominations are also still open for most of our executive committee and so far each is running unopposed after their nominations were accepted at the September meeting. See the info below about our Annual Banquet next month and please contact me with any questions! See you all on the 21st for our October meeting and Howie's presentation!
Stephanie T. Benson

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October 21st program features:
Howie Banney on American Indians and U.S. Postage.
Since 1898, many U. S. Postage stamps have been issued to honor American Indians and their contributions. Below are a Die proof of “Indian Hunting Buffalo,” the first U.S. postage stamp to portray a uniquely Native American theme; and private postage issued in the 1860s by Charles Westerfvelt in Chester. Other stamps were isued on which American Indians are part of a mixed scene – for example the ten-cent 1893 "Columbus Presenting Natives" stamp or the three-cent 1934 "Wisconsin Tercentenary" stamp. The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps lists all United States postage stamps and provides other useful information, including illustrations. The Guide can be found in some bookstores and Post Offices.
From https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/american-indian-stamp-subjects.htm 


September 16th Dutchess Quarry Caves program led by Barry Kass. 
Barry Kass gave his presentation on the Dutchess Quarry Caves for our season opening September meeting.  It was a wonderful surprise that Bill Scott brought the original bone/antler needle found at the DQ Caves for all to see! Thanks Bill!  The meeting was very well attended with some new faces who joined us from the Middletown Historical Society, former students of Barry's and also the County Legislature! Legislators Jeff Berkman and Barry Cheney shared a very important update with our chapter regarding the proposed sale of property near the DQ Caves.  It has been heavily debated and they are working towards negotiating a bigger buffer zone around the National Registered Cave site.  PLEASE NOTE that the property that it is up for sale to the quarry company, is property that is already being leased and quarried by them, NOT THE CAVE SITE. We are so happy and honored to have the county government collaborating with us to continue keeping the caves preserved and devising future plans for public education of the site!

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2016 Annual Banquet 
Saturday, November 12, 2016  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
Salmon
Penne Ala Vodka
Roasted Red Potatoes
Mixed Garden Veggies Dessert: Apple Crisp 
*Tea, Coffee, Soda, Cash Bar

$28.95 per person
please RSVP with payment to Stephanie Benson by Wed. Nov. 9th
358 Rock Hill Dr. Rock Hill, NY 12775
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December – Holiday Meeting/Party/Gathering
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CALL FOR PAPERS
30th ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE
Hosted by
NORTH JERSEY HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
 INC. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER, NYSAA
 FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 
LAUTENBERG VISITOR CENTER, STERLING FOREST STATE PARK
115 OLD FORGE ROAD, TUXEDO, NY
Over the several years the Highlands have witnessed significant negative impacts to natural and cultural resources.  Pipeline companies continue to demand space for new lines and to expand current metering stations and older lines.  Trees have been cut down, flora “grubbed” out, old foundations bulldozed as trenches are dug to lay pipe.
Groups such as our sponsors and others such as the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation and the Ramapough Conservancy keep our heritage in the public eye.  The Highlands Conference, free to the public, presents our rich cultural history--Native American, colonial, and post-colonial, reminding all of what is once again threatened.
Please join us by presenting your research.  Presenters will have an opportunity to interact with archaeologists, historians and attendees, hear other presenters, and discuss threats, progress, persistence and preservation.  Presentations  should be no more than 25 minutes long and may be illustrated with slides or other graphic materials.  A PowerPoint projector is available.
Kindly submit a title and abstract to Edward J. Lenik, Program Chair, via email at edlenik@hotmail.com or snail mail at Edward J. Lenik at 100 Deerfield Road, Wayne, NJ 07470-6414 by September 16, 2016 to be considered for the program.  Please include your affiliation and a brief biography.
Questions?  Call Ed Lenik at 973-835-0770 between 9AM and 4PM Monday through Friday.
REGISTRATION:  The conference is free and open to the public.  No registration is necessary.  Traditionally, the conference begins with a morning field trip followed by an afternoon of papers.
BOOKROOM:  The sponsoring organizations will have books on historical and archaeological topics for sale.
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New York State Archaeology
NYAC Fall Meeting 2016
The fall meeting of the New York Archaeological Council will be held at SUNY Binghamton on October 22 from 1-5. All are welcome to attend. Details of the meeting can be found on the NYArchaeology website under the joint home page and under the NYAC homepage. If you wish to join NYAC as a graduate or full member please fill out the application form located on the NYAC website and email it to pipesml@aol.com ahead of the meeting. If you wish to join as an Associate member fill out the application and mail in your check. This is an important meeting as the main event is finalizing the standards for culling and sampling archaeological collections. Hope to see you there.
NYSarchaeology.org Our mailing address is:
New York Archaeological Council / New York State Archaeological Association
6242 Hawes Road
Altamont, NY 12009

  

Friday, July 15, 2016

Reminder: No meeting tonight, June 15th!

Chapter Picnic replaced June meeting:
www.facebook.com/IOCCNYSAA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1364066376956358

No meeting in July or August.

See ya in September!

Reminder: No meeting tonight, June 15th!

Chapter Picnic replaced June meeting:
www.facebook.com/IOCCNYSAA/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1364066376956358

No meeting in July or August.

See ya in September!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 7, July, 2016


THE ARCHAEOLOGIST, Vol. 7, July, 2016 Has been sent to the membership. (Postal delivery member's newsletters will have to wait until Tuesday, for it to get in the mail.) Please let us know if your's does not arrive.

Even on the hottest days, the Town of Mount Hope Park pavilion is perfectly situated on a buff, to keep us shaded and comfortable with a nice breeze! Join us for good food, good company, wonderful discussions and artifacts.

Please, let Steph know what you are bringing directly, or email: .
Bring a smile! - Bring a friend!

DATE CORRECTION!
Sunday, July 10 at 12 PM - 4 PM  at Town of Mount Hope Park, 340 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 7, July, 2016


THE ARCHAEOLOGIST, Vol. 7, July, 2016 Has been sent to the membership. (Postal delivery member's newsletters will have to wait until Tuesday, for it to get in the mail.) Please let us know if your's does not arrive.

Even on the hottest days, the Town of Mount Hope Park pavilion is perfectly situated on a buff, to keep us shaded and comfortable with a nice breeze! Join us for good food, good company, wonderful discussions and artifacts.

Please, let Steph know what you are bringing directly, or email: .
Bring a smile! - Bring a friend!


Sunday, July 17 at 12 PM - 4 PM  at Town of Mount Hope Park, 340 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY 10963

Thursday, May 12, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 5, May, 2016

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 5, May, 2016 has ben sent to the membership. If you don't receive your copy, please contact us so we can correct your contact info.

Public program following the meeting: David Johnson will present on the "Stone Features of the 
Shawngunks."

Correction: Service for Stephanie Benson's father will be Sunday May 15, 2016 at 11am with a Memorial Service to celebrate his life beginning at 12pm at Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, 72 W. Main St. Middletown, NY. Obituary: http://www.recordonline.com/article/20160512/OBITUARIES/305129996/0/SEARCH