Funk Foundation Report

Report from the Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation Fall 2017

2017 Grants

The 2017 grant submissions as a group were the most competitive yet received, so competitive in fact that 3 grants were awarded rather than the expected 2, while a fourth proposal may be rewritten for funding next year after a smaller trial study. Briefly, grants have been provided to:

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Albert Fulton Presentation at Albany Pine Bush

Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State

Albert Fulton, a Funk Foundation recipient, will present a free and open-to-the-public talk on his research October 19th at 6:30 PM at the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center, 195 New Karmer Rd., Albany, NY 12205. His presentation is titled: Native American, Climatic, and Environmental Influences on Pine Barrens and Other Fire-Adapted Ecosystems of New York State.

Presentation by Albert Fulton

Presentation by Albert Fulton, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Geography, Michigan State University. Mr. Fulton’s research is supported by a grant for radiocarbon dating from the Robert E. Funk Memorial Archaeology Foundation, Inc. His Ph.D. research involves environmental reconstruction for the last several thousand years in the Genesee Valley region.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center

Directions to APB Discovery Center: From I-87 take exit 2W (Rt 5 West, Central Avenue). Follow Rt 5 for about 2 miles then turn left onto Rt 155 (New Karner Rd). Continue on Rt 155 for about 1.2 miles. The Discovery Center is located on the left at 195 New Karner Road. (518) 456-0655.

Invitation to the NYAC Fall 2017 Meeting and Program

Saturday, September 30th, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Peebles Island State Park Visitor Center, Waterford, New York

Schedule:
10 am – Noon, NYAC Board Meeting
Noon – 1 pm, Board Member Lunch
1 – 2:30 pm, NYAC General Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)
2:30 – 4:30 pm, Afternoon Program: Training Session for NY SHPO’s Cultural Resource Information System

CRIS has been up for about three years now. The system continues to grow and evolve, and the SHPO reviewers have noticed some common issues. Archaeology Unit staff member Tim Lloyd will be hosting a training session to review the information available in CRIS; to discuss best practices for project submission, survey submission, and resource submission; and to answer questions. If you have an issue(s) that you would like addressed during the session, please email Tim at Timothy.Lloyd@parks.ny.gov

CRIS Training Session (62.7 KiB)

NYAC Fall Meeting Agenda 2017 Draft (44.5 KiB)

2017 Conference

The joint conference of the NYSAA and NYAC took place on April 21-23, 2017.  The Adirondack Chapter hosted the 101st Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the annual Spring Meeting of the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) in Lake George, NY at the Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center. The programs are posted below for those interested.

2017 New York State Archaeological Association 101st Annual Conference (187.1 KiB)

Program Papers – New York State Archaeological Association Conference April 21-23, 2017 – Hosted by Adirondack Chapter at Lake George, New York (152.0 KiB)

NYAC Spring Meeting 2017 Schedule & Directions (250.2 KiB)