Friday, October 9, 2009

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST; Vol. 10, October 16, 2009 excerpts

Meeting Notice: The October meeting will be held on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 P.M. Pres. David Johnson will address the meeting with respect to his work in South America.


President’s Message:

During the last several meetings some of the new members have been asking me about my research in Peru and Chile since they are unaware of what I was doing there. It has been a few years since I last presented to the chapter on this topic and many new members have joined during that time. Therefore at this meeting I will discuss my research. For those of you who have been a member for several years I will be including new discoveries made during the last three years. I will also be showing a display of artifacts from ancient Peru and Chile. So there is something new for everyone.

At this point in time we have the following programs scheduled for the next few meetings:

November – Annual dinner - Robert Ferenac

December – Flintlocks of the French and Indian War through the Revolution

January – Historic archaeology


The trusteeship currently held by Richard Havlicek is up for election this year. The nominating committee endorses his nomination. We will accept additional nominations at the next meeting.


Fall Conference: On Saturday, October 24th, our chapter and the North Jersey Historical Society will co-sponsor a conference at Ringwood. Members Gary Keeton and Kate Ahmadi, Phd., will represent the chapter as speakers that day. Member Ed Lenik is chairman of the event. The morning program consists of a field trip and papers will be presented in the afternoon. Check here for updates or go to This is a great day for seeing fall foliage at its best.


Fall Symposium. The symposium will be held on October 31st, from 9 AM until 5 PM at the Montgomery Middle School located on Rt. 17K in Montgomery. There will be a full program of speakers and displays. Members Jay Sipila, Brian Manning and Joe Mlcoch will again demonstrate flint knapping. Plan to attend and bring a friend, there will be lots of things to see and do, children are welcome. We will be inviting the public via the media and help will be needed. The focus of the symposium will be mastodons, in concert with the Town of Montgomery’s on going promotion of the Mastodons exhumed in the town and also their new

museum. Contact Charles Tudor, to help set up, greet the public, or to in any way. Get involved, you will be glad that you did.


Annual Dinner Chairman Charles Tudor has secured the facilities at the Town of Wallkill golf club for our annual dinner to be held on Sunday, November 22, beginning at 5 P.M.

The principal speaker for the evening will be Robert Ferenac, Phd., Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the NYS Museum.

The festivities, catered by The Eagle’s Nest Restaurant, will begin with hot and cold selections served in style by waiters. Abundant fruits, salads and cheeses will be displayed for your dining pleasure. The dinner selections will be culinary delights of fish, chicken and beef, all prepared by expert chefs, followed by dessert and coffee. Chairman Tudor has arranged a special all inclusive price of $48.00 per person for this event. Please use the reservation form and return it by November 9th/ Remember, non member guests are welcome. Invite your friends to see what Orange County Archaeology is all about.

The dinner will take the place of the November meeting. No Friday night meeting in November.


*** If anyone has any archaeology magazines or others related to this topic and would like to share them with other members please bring them in.

*** Forum: Members are encouraged to send in items to Pres.David Johnson for the next newsletter.

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