The New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) was founded to raise awareness
of archaeology and archaeological issues of New York State: to provide
information of general interest on the history and prehistory of New York
as well as about the field of archaeology that provides insight into that
history, to provide educational resources about archaeology, to provide
information on the conduct of professional archaeology in New York, to
serve as a point of reference for anyone that needs to consider archaeological
resources in compliance with various laws and regulations that often come
into play during construction projects, and to increase the awareness
of New York Archaeology to the general public.
97th Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association and the Annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council
Dates: April 26-28, 2013
Location: Ramada Inn, Watertown, NY
The Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands Chapters are proud to host the 97th Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association and the annual spring meeting of the New York Archaeological Council. NYAC will meet Friday. The NYSAA annual business meeting will be Friday evening with paper presentations all day Saturday and continuing Sunday morning. The annual banquet and awards ceremony will be held Saturday evening. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Claude Chapdelaine, discussing the search for Paleo-Indians in the far Northeast. All events will be at the Ramada Inn, conveniently located on Exit 45 off I81.
The New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) is composed of avocational and professional archaeologists primarily within New York State, though some of its members can be found throughout the world. NYSAA stands to promote archaeological and historical study, and research covering the artifacts, rites, customs, beliefs and other phases of the lives and cultures of the American Indian occupants of New York State up to and including their contact with the Europeans. Recently, the Association has expanded its focus to include research upon Euro-American archaeological sites post-dating European Contact.