NYAC: New York Archaeological Council

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes play vital roles in understanding and interpreting archaeological contexts. This unique one-day workshop will review the processes of landscape formation, sediment deposition, and pedogenesis, the relationships between the three, and the implications for archaeology.

The morning classroom session will include brief discussions of soil morphological properties and interpretation, soil nomenclature, soil taxonomy, and digital soil mapping. The afternoon field portion of the course will be used for the practical application of concepts discussed in the morning.

Friday May 11th or Saturday May 12th

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology Workshop Flyer (156.0 KiB)

Soils, Sediments and Landscapes in Archaeology Workshop Registration Form (25.8 KiB)

Annual Meeting

The 102nd annual joint conference of the New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) and the New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) will be held April 27-29, 2018 at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 6701 Buckley Rd., Syracuse NY. The registration form including tour information and hotel rates and accommodations is available here for download.

2018 Conference Registration Form for NYSAA & NYAC (360.9 KiB)

An Association of Professional Archaeologists

The New York Archaeological Council (NYAC) was founded in 1971 as an association of professional archaeologists with an interest in New York State archaeology. In 1972, the association became a not-for-profit corporation.

The purposes of the organization are to stimulate, guide, direct and conduct research in the field of archaeology in the State of New York; to publish the results of such archaeological research; to promote the exchange of information among the various individuals and organizations engaged in the study of archaeology in New York State and elsewhere; to foster and promote knowledge of and interest in public archaeology and archaeological preservation; to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof.

These purposes have guided the activities of the organization since its founding. This website has been created and sponsored by the New York Archaeological Council to raise awareness of archaeology and archaeological issues of New York State. Specific goals of this site are:

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  • 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┬áprovide 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.
  • To increase the awareness of New York Archaeology to the general public.