98th Annual NYS Archaeological Association Meeting

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NYS Archaeological AssociationThe New York State Archaeological Association (NYSAA) has issued a Call for Papers for its 98th Annual Meeting on April 11-13th, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014.

The Annual Meeting will be held in the Susquehanna Valley at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Oneonta, NY. The keynote speaker will be David Starbuck, Professor of Anthropology, Plymouth State University.

Starbuck will present a talk entitled “Fighting on the Frontier in America’s Colonial Wars” which will present some of his favorite discoveries from the past 30 years, covering projects and sites from both the French & Indian War and the American Revolution.

Paper proposal abstracts of approximately 250 words should be e-mailed as Microsoft Word attachments. Indicate any audiovisual requirements.  Poster presentations are acceptable and encouraged, especially by students.  Any topic related directly or indirectly to NYS prehistory/history will be considered.

Submit proposals to David Moyer at: birchwoodarch@yahoo.com or call with questions: (607) 783-2186.

More information can be found at the NYSAA website: http://nysaa-web.org/

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.

The NYSAA was founded in Rochester, New York in 1916 by principal co-founder Arthur C. Parker (April 5, 1881 – January 1, 1955) . Parker was an American archaeologist who was of Seneca Iroquois and Scots-English decent who was an expert on American Indian culture. Before becoming the director of the Rochester Museum and Science Center, he served seventeen years as the New York State Museum‘s first full-time archaeologist and ethnologist.


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