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!
Link to forms:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chapter lab canceled for Thursday 3/6/2014!

Lab scheduled for Thursday, 3/6/2014 canceled due to death in Stephanie's family:
"Sadly, Casey's grandmother passed away and the wake is tomorrow evening. We are still on for next week though. Thanks!"

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Archaeology Symposium Saturday May 10, Hawthorne, NJ.

Archaeology Symposium this May at LB2 Library:

The Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne, NJ is hosting the “Archaeology & Archaeologists of Northern NJ Symposium” on Saturday May 10 from 11 am to 2 pm. The symposium has a lineup of local archaeologists who will preset brief and informal talks on their research both local and worldwide. All are invited to attend and refreshments will be served. For interested presenters in Bergen and Passaic Counties, please send an abstract of a 20-minute talk and contact information by March 28 to Veronica at or fax to 973-427-5269.