Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Chapter Meeting

 Steph and Gary brought the general membership up to date on the Chapter's field and laboratory work conducted since 2009. In addition to the Chapter's work they also provided a wonderful background on the sites' geology and their known history.

Gary discusses some of the artifacts with Howie.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 4, April, 2014 excerpts

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST
Vol. 4, April, 2014

Chapter meetings are held 7:30 pm 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 to our March meeting: Friday, March 21st at the Mulbury House Senior Center!
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President’s Message
It looks like spring is finally here. I contacted the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center in Waverly and told them that, as of this message, we have 18 members signed up for the visit. If any other members are interested please let me know as soon as possible prior to the trip. The trip to Waverly is scheduled for Saturday, June 7, 2014. I will be attending the State Conference this year and have been asked to speak at the state business meeting on why our chapter has been so successful in keeping and attracting members. I look forward to seeing you at the monthly meeting.

Dave
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Chapter Laboratory Sessions

We continue processing the Chapter’s 2013 Field Work in Chester at Clif Patrick’s place one night every week.

We’re moving the schedule around to give as many members as possible an opportunity attend a lab session. So, contact Stephanie or  email us at ioccnysaa@gmail.com with the future dates that you would like.

Latest dates and posting are announced on the Chapter’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/IOCCNYSAA


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2014-04-09 Lab session.

Tonight's lab crew of Step, Gary & Clif recorded a few more artifacts.

No lab scheduled for next week due to the State Conference, April 11t-13, 2014 in Oneonta New York.

Future nights to be scheduled at our April meeting, Friday, the 18th!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

2014-04-03 Lab session.


Tonight's lab crew of Step, Gary, Margaret, Tom & Clif logging in lots of neat artifacts.




To be continued: next  Wednesday, April 9th. Future dates to be announced.
 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Still time to preregister for the 98th Annual New York State Archaeological Association Meeting April 11t-13, 2014 at Oneonta New York.

Just a reminder that there is still time to preregister for the 98th annual New York State Archaeological Association annual meeting April 11t-13, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Oneonta New York. The Final Conference Program and registration form are attached. We've got a fantastic meeting planned, and I hope can all make it.

David Moyer
2014 NYSAA Conference Chair

Friday, March 28, 2014

2014-03-27 Lab

Tonight's lab crew of Step, Gary, Margaret, Tom & Clif logging in lots of neat artifacts.



To be continued: next Thursday, April 3rd and the following Wednesday, April 9th. Future dates to be announced.
 

We set up events for these scheduled labs on the Chapter's Facebook page, so if your are a 'friend', you'l receive invitations to these labs.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March, 2014 Chapter Meeting

Among the oddities brought in was this stone, placed in 1735 by Stamford surveyor, Richard Webb, denoting the original boundary between Minisink and Wallkill townships. 
Recovered by Tom Brannan a few years ago, he is negotiating with the town governments for the safekeeping of this artifact, which he has throughly researched. He hopes to rebuild the survey mount in its original form as documented in detail on the 1735 survey, of which he had obtained a copy.

The Theme for April's meeting will be prehistoric ceramics. So, bring in your prehistoric pottery, which will dovetail nice with Stephanie Benson's report on the Chapter's recent field work!

May's theme will be historic ceramics.

Not only was Doc happy to present his program on Sterling Forest Gardens, he also won the 50/50 last night!

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Members: Please, let us know if you did not receive "THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 2, February, 2014" sent out in early March.

Reminder: 2014 State meeting in Oneonta, NY April 11th-13th!
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