Tuesday, December 16, 2008

“The Archaeologist” Vol. 10, December, 2008 issued!

The Archaeologist” has been mailed to all members in good standing. - If you haven’t recieved yours, contact Ray or use the email link on this page to let us know.

Here are a few excerpts:

Meeting Notice: The December meeting will be held on Friday, December 19 at 7:30 P.M. Member Angela Nardo will present an illustrated talk about Rock Art Ranch, a petroglyph site in Joseph, Arizona. Bring a friend to see these amazing slides.


President's Message: 

Dear members: For the past four years it has been my pleasure to serve this organization as president. I have been truly fortunate to see our group grow and prosper. Of all the things we have achieved, I am most proud to see us out reaching the community and sharing our passion for archaeology. Over the course of my own brief involvement with this science I have witnessed much change to our natural world and in many cases a silent victim of this has been our cultural resources which lay buried below in our soils unable to ever emerge and tell the story of America's past as only they can. We as members can help make these artifacts and traces meaningful by sharing the knowledge we possess with others. 

President Johnson will need all of our support to continue our growth and well being in the years ahead. We will be hosting the 2010 Spring meeting which will be demanding of our time and talents, we have started several new ventures and we have returned to the field. There is something for everyone to do and I would encourage each to do their part. As a final thank you to all of you who have participated and helped our chapter during my shift I am truly grateful. May each and everyone of you enjoy this holiday season and keep well in the New Year. Sincerely, Kevin Storms, President.


Symposium: President Kevin Storms and Dinner Chailman Chairman Chuck Tudor, assisted by several members, organized our first symposium. Attenda

nce was excellent, congratulations to all who contributed. A day of lectures and demonstrations, displays and just good conversation was followed by a catered dinner of excellent quality. Retiring President Kevin Storms was presented with a plaque commemorating his service as well as memorable artifact crafted by member Gary Sipila and named in his honor.

The Orange County Chapter, NYSAA, has completed its 50th year with a long list of accomplishments and contributions to NYS archaeology. Today, the chapter is growing and moving into new areas of interest induding the study of lithic technology and weaponry. We have begun publishing our Occasional Papers series, a venue for members to report sites and special artifacts. We have positioned ourselves as the eyes and cars of the NYS museum with respect to local archaeology. Most of all we have finally reached an understanding with the political structure in Orange County by which is now insured the preservation of Dutchess Quarry Caves Complex, ending 40 years of confrontational relations with the County.


The Incorporated Orange County Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association normally meets monthly on the third Friday, 7:30 pm in the community room of the Goshen Methodist Church, 115 Main St, Goshen, NY 10924.  Please enter by the side door on Court Lane. The community room is one flight up and to your right.

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