Tuesday, April 2, 2013

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 4, April 2013 Excerpts

{The newsletter has been sent to all members in good standing. Contact Dave, Jon or Clif if you did not get yours}

Vol. 4, April 2013

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:
I hope everyone is enjoying spring. This month features three events. On April 14th we have the trip to Flint Mine Hill. If you wish to accompany us please contact Dave by April 12th. Note: Due to strictly enforced protections on this National Registered Historic Site, this tour is restricted to Chapter members. All others are subject to arrest!. Then the chapter meeting is on the 19th and the state meeting on the 26th – 28th. If you wish to go or look up information for the state meeting visit the chapter’s web site. I look forward to seeing you at this month’s meeting.


“Ancient Civilizations in Mesoamerica:
The Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayans and Aztecs of Mexico and Central America” 
Public program following the 7:30 pm meeting - Friday April, 19, 2013
The public is invited to hear:
Barry Kass
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Orange County Community, College,  SUNY.
Long before the arrival of the Europeans, the native peoples of the Americas created impressive urban civilizations characterized by such advancements as the invention of writing and mathematics, a calendar system very different from the western Gregorian calendar,  the construction of huge cities replete with massive temples and pyramids, complex political states, and a pantheon of gods often thirsty for human blood and sacrifice.  Prof. Kass'  photographs and lecture will take the audience on a journey of exploration to the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mayans and the Aztecs.  We will visit such famous sites as Chichen Itza and Teotihucan in Mexico, Copan in Honduras, and Tikal in Guatemala.

Barry D. Kass  is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Orange County Community College,  S. U. N. Y.,  where he has taught various courses in anthropology, sociology, and human geography for  more than forty years.  He has conducted archaeological field work in the American Southwest, and was a U. S. National Park Ranger--Archaeologist at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.  Professor Kass has traveled extensively through Africa, Central and South America, The United States, Europe and Israel, and has taken thousands of photographs of traditional and modern people and cultures, archaeological sites, and natural history. 

All are welcome - program is free - no charge to the public.


97th Annual Conference of the New York State Archaeological Association and the annual spring meeting of the New York Archaeological Council hosted by the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands Chapters: April 26-27, 2013, Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY.

Vice-President Stephanie Benson is officially representing the chapter at the business meeting.

Join Steph, Kate & Gary in Watertown, NY

More info at www.nysaa-web.org


Goshen Florist Lab Sessions.

Join us in Chester to examine and document a few of the artifacts from the Florist site! Watch your email, the Chapter’s Facebook and blog pages for updates.

Bring your own beverage.
Two chapter members will be presenting at the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) Spring 2013 Conference  at the Ethan Allen Hotel, in Danbury, Connecticut April, 26th - 28th, 2013:
Friday, April 26, 8:30 - 9:15 p.m.
Tom Brennan: “Land Surveying Long Ago”
Saturday, April 27, 11:15 - 12:00 p.m.
David Johnson: “Navajo & Hopi Southwest Sites Survey”
For more on this conference see: www.neara.org


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