Saturday, October 7, 2017

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 10 October, 2017

Th October issue of THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 10 October, 2017 has been sent to the membership. Please, let us know if you do not receive your copy.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Archaeological Discoveries in the Lower Hudson Valley October 21, 2017.

Archaeological Discoveries in the Lower Hudson Valley
A SYMPOSIUM
AT SUNY ORANGE IN MIDDLETOWN, NY
OCTOBER 21, 2017, 9AM-5PM
ROWLEY BLDG ROOM 010

List of speakers and times at the Oct. 21 Symposium on
“Archaeological Discoveries in the Lower Hudson Valley”
Rowley Building Room 010 Middletown Campus
  • 9-9:50 AM“Understanding Past Native American Cultures in the Hudson Valley through Archaeology” by Eugene J. Boesch Ph.D. R.P.A., Archaeologist and Historic Preservation Consultant
  • 10-10:50 AM
    • “The Dutchess Quarry Caves site near Florida, NY - A Window into Prehistory” by Barry D. Kass, Prof. Emeritus of Anthropology, SUNY Orange
    • “The Proposed Management and Interpretative Plan for the County-Owned Lands at Dutchess Quarry Caves” by David Church, Orange County Gov. Commissioner of Planning
  • 11-11:50 AM “Archaeological Research in the Shawangunk Mountains, 2006-2016” by Lucy Lewis Johnson, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Vassar College
  • 12-1 PM  Lunch break
  • 1-1:50 PM “Ceremonial Stone Landscapes of New York State” by David Johnson, Trustee, Orange County Chapter-NYS Archaeological Assoc.
  • 2-2:50 PM “The Native Peoples in the Lower Hudson Valley at the Time of European Contact, and Their Fate” by Richard W. Hull, Professor of History emeritus at New York University and official Town Historian of Warwick New York.
  • 3-3:50 PM “Revolutionary War Archaeology in Fishkill, NY” by William Sandy, Archaeologist and member of the “Friends of Fishkill Supply Depot”
  • 4-4:50 PMThe Iron Chain Across the Hudson Which Saved the Colonies” by Doc Bayne, Historian

Register during the Symposium  for guided tours of the
DUTCHESS QUARRY CAVES SITE
ON SUNDAY, OCT. 22, BY EXPERTS FROM THE ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER-NEW YORK STATE ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
REGISTRATION ONLY AT THE OCT. 21 SYMPOSIUM

Both Events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Symposium and Dutchess Quarry Caves Tours organized and sponsored by the Behavioral Sciences Dept at Suny Orange ( Cory Harris, Chair, and Barry Kass, Prof. Emeritus of Anthropology), The Orange County Chapter-NYS Archaeological Association (Stephanie Benson, President), and Orange County Government Department of Planning (David Church, Commissioner)

Facebook event link: 
http://tinyurl.com/yd93ylhf

Saturday, September 16, 2017

September Meeting.

Hot off the press, the Chapter's Occasional Papers #4 were distributed to members present!

Plans underway for our Archeological Symposium - October 21st at Orange County Community College co-sponsored by our Chapter, the Behavioral Sciences Dept at Suny Orange, and Orange County Gov. Department of Planning.

Nominations are open for two Trustees:
Nominated at tonight's meeting are the two incumbents whose terms expire this year: Barry Kass & David Johnson
(All other Officer and Trustee terms expire 2018.)


Jim Wisochlo from the Forks of the Delaware Chapter 14 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology gave an excellent presentation on his Paleo end scraper discoveries, reconstructions and experimental confirmation of their utility.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Chapter's April meeting is cancelled as the annual state meeting is being held the same weekend in Lake George.

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 23 executive board meeting CANCELLED!

As much as I hate to cancel tonight's executive board meeting since we were all available to get together finally, it is already snowing some at my house in Sullivan County and schools in the area are already dismissing early for the inclement weather. We have a storm watch posted for the remainder of the day/night. We'll reschedule for another upcoming Monday evening.
Stephanie

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January, 2017

The January edition of the Archaeologist has been sent to the membership.
(Please lets us know if your's does not arrive.)

"A Good Look at James Madison’s Montpelier,"
By Veronica Ditko who took part in the October 2013 Montpelier Archaeology Expedition, at Friday January 20th Chapter meeting.