Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. Hartgen is a small business serving the Northeast with expert cultural resource management, includin
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Hartgen is an award-winning provider of cultural resource management solutions which has served the private and public sectors since 1973. Our archeological and historic preservation consultation services enable our clients to meet the regulatory requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), and other federal, state, and local hist

oric preservation laws. Our team includes 36CFR61-qualified archeologists and an architectural historian committed to providing responsive and cost effective services to our clients. Our clients praise our quality of work and customer service.

Camden High School students help to advance research at Florence Settlement in Oneida County!  On Thursday, May 11th, 20...
05/23/2023

Camden High School students help to advance research at Florence Settlement in Oneida County!

On Thursday, May 11th, 2023, students worked alongside experienced and knowledgeable professionals from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Museum, Hartgen Archeological Associates, and the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence Museum.

Around 1845, a community known as the Florence Farming Settlement was established on that site. It was intended to create a community where free Black people could own land, establish their own farms, and create economic and social opportunities for themselves in a time period where reaching these aspirations was especially challenging.

To read more, click here, https://www.camdenschools.org/o/chs/article/1119472

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. is looking for new team members to join our crew. Seeking Archeological Field Tec...
03/20/2023

Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. is looking for new team members to join our crew. Seeking Archeological Field Technicians to work with us on various projects this field season starting in April 2023. Hartgen has 50 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management in the Northeast, with projects across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Wages range from $16-20 per hour varying on education and experience, and we offer a $50 per diem rate. Applicants preferably have a bachelor's degree in Anthropology or related field and have attended an archeological field school or have 2 years of experience in archeological field work. Applicants preferably have access to a personal vehicle for transportation. Projects are typically on a 5-day schedule with commutes home for weekends; over weekend housing can be arranged on a project-to-project basis.

All applicants should email a copy of their CV or Resume to [email protected] or apply on the website https://www.hartgen.com/

Thank you, and we are looking forward to hearing from you.

The Thematic Survey of Dutch Heritage Resources in the Greater Hudson Valley is now online!This survey concerning New Wo...
03/07/2023

The Thematic Survey of Dutch Heritage Resources in the Greater Hudson Valley is now online!

This survey concerning New World Dutch architecture was overseen by Hartgen's Walter R. Wheeler, Senior Architectural Historian.

Click this link and check it out, https://parks.ny.gov/history/dutch-heritage/default.aspx

You don't have to be a kid to go to archeology camp!This summer, the Underground Railroad Education Center and Hartgen A...
09/22/2022

You don't have to be a kid to go to archeology camp!

This summer, the Underground Railroad Education Center and Hartgen Archeological Associates teamed up to host a dig at the home of Underground Railroad participant, Dr. Thomas Elkins.

Check out the article written by Enid Mastrianni entitled, "Amy & Enid Go To Archeology Camp in Albany" for details, https://www.newyorkalmanack.com/2022/08/amy-and-enid-go-to-archeology-camp/

A Late Archaic camp on the Dowers Kill 5100 BP....Come here Hartgen's Adam Luscier tomorrow when he gives a talk on his ...
09/15/2022

A Late Archaic camp on the Dowers Kill 5100 BP....

Come here Hartgen's Adam Luscier tomorrow when he gives a talk on his Elm Avenue precontact site in Bethlehem. This presentation is through the Castleton Historical Society and will be held at 7pm on Friday, September 16th at the Castleton Fire Department at 11 Green Avenue in Castleton.

This presentation will summarize the excavation of a small Late Archaic site in Bethlehem, New York. Chard faunal bone recovered produced a radiocarbon date around 5000 years BP (before present) time. This presentation will highlight the archeology and artifacts recovered and will also touch upon broader patterns in prehistory throughout New York in the northeast during the Late Archaic period, when the site existed.

Be there!

Do you need something to do tonight?Well, you are in luck!  Zoom into a presentation given by Hartgen's Tom Jamison this...
09/15/2022

Do you need something to do tonight?

Well, you are in luck! Zoom into a presentation given by Hartgen's Tom Jamison this evening at 6:30. His Vermont Archaeological Society online lecture is entitled “Archaeology at St. Anne’s Shrine”.

It's free and you can register here- https://bit.ly/3JSj3rK

Hope to "see" you there!

Archeology at the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters!Hartgen's Matt Kirk made it onto the front page of the Rivertown's...
05/09/2022

Archeology at the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters!

Hartgen's Matt Kirk made it onto the front page of the Rivertown's Enterprise. Matt Kirk and the team of Danielle Duguid, Cindy Herrick, Adam Gersten, and Christian Futyma were at the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters last month and were mentioned in an article from April 22nd. See here for details, https://www.rivertownsenterprise.net/region/excavation-sheds-light-on-historic-site-s-past/article_f2633ce0-c2a9-11ec-944a-1b6ee9ba096d.html

Pieces of the past were unearthed last week during an archaeological excavation outside the 18th-century Odell House on Ridge Road.

Hartgen's Walter Wheeler is at it again!  This time, he will be speaking at the Schoharie River Center for their lecture...
05/05/2022

Hartgen's Walter Wheeler is at it again! This time, he will be speaking at the Schoharie River Center for their lecture series "Built To Last: The history and practice of Timber Frame Construction Buildings in the Mohawk Valley". Walter's talk is entitled "Dendrochronology as a Tool for Understanding Our Built Culture".

Come learn about Dedrochronological sampling—a process in which cores of structural elements are taken and dated by correlating them to known patterns of tree growth.

It will be this Saturday, May 7th, 2:00pm at 2025 Burtonville Rd in Esperance. For more info and to RSVP, click here-https://www.schoharierivercenter.org/timber-frame-series

Come here Hartgen's Matt Kirk and colleagues, Michael Lucas, Richard Schaefer and Meta Janowiotz while they speak on the...
04/22/2022

Come here Hartgen's Matt Kirk and colleagues, Michael Lucas, Richard Schaefer and Meta Janowiotz while they speak on the "New Perspectives on Dutch Trade in New Netherland"- A Virtual Symposium sponsored by the New York State Archaeological Association.

April 27th 2022 at 7:00 pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To register, click here- https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfumtrz8jEtzO2UZPzL8n42It5x8M9obC

Matt Kirk will speak on recent excavation in Cohoes, New York.
Quamhemesicos (Van Schaick) Island: Archeological Evidence of European-Mahican Interactions at the Twilight of Dutch Colonialism in New York.

Mike Lucas will discuss clay to***co pipes from Haudenosaunee and European Sites in New York, ca. 1640-1710.

And Richard and Meta will explore the artifacts and collections at the Nan A. Rothschild Repository Center in NYC.

Hope to "see" you there!

The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York (ASLA-NY) Announces 2022 Design Awards Recipients!The ASLA-NY Boa...
04/12/2022

The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York (ASLA-NY) Announces 2022 Design Awards Recipients!

The ASLA-NY Board selected Sankofa Park African Burial Ground Commemorative Landscape, located at African Burial Ground Square in Brooklyn. Designed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Hartgen Archeological Associates and EKLA, PLLC, Cultural Landscape Architect. With extensive community input from a multi-year engagement process, this project re-imagines a present-day playground to address historic inequities and provide the New Lots community a cultural hub. The site design responds to community desires, to recognize and commemorate the sacred nature of the site by creating spaces for reflection and learning, while maintaining an active recreation area.

The playground rests on a former cemetery used by the local Black community as a burial site for free and enslaved African Americans. In 2016, the playground was renamed Sankofa Park in honor of the site's history. Both a word in the Akan Twi language of Ghana and a Bono Adinkra symbol, Sankofa refers to a mythic bird that flies into the future while keeping its beak turned toward the past. Its translation tells us that “it isn’t taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.”

The award ceremony will be Wednesday, April 13th at 6pm at the Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place in New York.

For more info, see here- https://www.aslany.org/press-release-2022-asla-ny-design-award-winners-announced/

Join our Team!  Hartgen seeks motivated candidates for archeological Project Manager positions in New York and Vermont t...
04/05/2022

Join our Team!

Hartgen seeks motivated candidates for archeological Project Manager positions in New York and Vermont to lead archeological investigations. This full-time position is open to candidates residing anywhere in New York or Vermont. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and a writing sample in PDF format to [email protected].

We are also seeking Field Archeologists for projects throughout New York and neighboring states. This position is seasonal and hourly. Full-time availability is strongly preferred, but not required. To apply, send a resume and three references to [email protected].

For more info, click here- https://www.hartgen.com/join-our-team

Hartgen's Adam Luscier is back! Come hear him at the NYSAA, Van Epps-Hartley Chapter Spring Meeting where he will presen...
03/15/2022

Hartgen's Adam Luscier is back! Come hear him at the NYSAA, Van Epps-Hartley Chapter Spring Meeting where he will present his talk entitled, "From water and honey to mead: the discovery and excavation of a mid-1700s settlement in the town of Ballston New York."

Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 1:00pm at the Rotterdam Public Library, 100 N. Westcott Rd in Schenectady.

Don't miss it!

Hartgen was recently involved in a Dutch Resources Survey led by Walter R. Wheeler.  We wanted to share some positive pr...
02/02/2022

Hartgen was recently involved in a Dutch Resources Survey led by Walter R. Wheeler. We wanted to share some positive press that the project received on a January 4th post on the Hudson River Valley Greenway page. Click here for details- https://www.facebook.com/HudsonRiverValleyGreenway

To view our Thematic Survey of Dutch Heritage Resources in the Greater Hudson Valley, click this link- https://files.constantcontact.com/47ff931f001/621bd418-d534-4e00-aaf0-a1bb28d4816c.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1v_zXCep6gIJxEGtcA7fkSuMAxTtpdVDmWz1NC4Y3BiZy3Y2QigOJPwZE

Hartgen's Matt Kirk and Elise Manning-Sterling spent a great day working with the students at Kindle Farm in Newfane, Ve...
11/13/2021

Hartgen's Matt Kirk and Elise Manning-Sterling spent a great day working with the students at Kindle Farm in Newfane, Vermont. They excavated three units, demonstrated archeological techniques and provided hands-on activities with artifacts to the students.

Kindle Farm posted a segment on their Facebook. Click here to check it out-https://www.facebook.com/KindleFarm/

Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, will be giving a presentation this Sunday, November 7 entitled "Getti...
11/03/2021

Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, will be giving a presentation this Sunday, November 7 entitled "Getting the Job Done-Construction, Builders, and Building Materials in the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, 1755-1765".

At the Wyman Osterhout Community Center on Route 85 in New Salem from 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsored by New Scotland Historical Association and Society of Architectural Historians.

The program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

For more information, go to
www.newscotlandhistoricalassociation.org

Virtual Presentation on Florence Settlement ArchaeologySaturday, September 25, 2021 at 1pm.It's not too late to register...
09/24/2021

Virtual Presentation on Florence Settlement Archaeology
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 1pm.

It's not too late to register for tomorrow's presentation on "Florence Settlement Archaeology". Please join Hartgen's Principal Investigator, Matt Kirk, and Camden Central High School Teacher, Jessica Harney, as they discuss their archeological project in Florence, New York.

To register, click this link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtd-yhqjkiGNdJ5kjWLUy8ZXtWmf5MhyRH

Come to virtual presentation entitled "The Rise and Fall of the Florence Settlement" on Thursday, May 20 at 7 pm.  Hartg...
05/02/2021

Come to virtual presentation entitled "The Rise and Fall of the Florence Settlement" on Thursday, May 20 at 7 pm. Hartgen's Matt Kirk will be presenting with Jessica Harney from the Camden Central School District and Chuck Vandrei from DEC.

This webinar will discuss the Florence Settlement, a settlement for free formerly enslaved people in the town of Florence. Research from archeological digs, archival searches, and more will be presented along with video clips of the site as it is today.

Click here to register- https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5oIb1_c2RbuG7ZvqI2cwkQ

Hartgen's Matt Kirk will be joining Mike Lucas, Cordell Reaves, Travis Bowman, and Lavada Nahonon on Tuesday, May 18th a...
04/30/2021

Hartgen's Matt Kirk will be joining Mike Lucas, Cordell Reaves, Travis Bowman, and Lavada Nahonon on Tuesday, May 18th at 1pm for a virtual conversation on "The Lives of Enslaved People through the Objects They Left Behind." Don't miss it!

Pre Registration required- https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/7640952

Join Walter Wheeler tonight, Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm for his virtual talk, "Up on the Roof: Rooftop Porches, Raili...
03/24/2021

Join Walter Wheeler tonight, Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm for his virtual talk, "Up on the Roof: Rooftop Porches, Railings and Decks in Albany".

This will be an exploration of early rooftop architecture and its relationship to landscape history - with a special focus on the Ten Broeck Mansion (built 1798).

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/143012756003

Come hear Hartgen's Adam Luscier as he presents a talk entitled, "A Native American Site Along the Dowers Kill".Date & T...
01/24/2020

Come hear Hartgen's Adam Luscier as he presents a talk entitled, "A Native American Site Along the Dowers Kill".

Date & Time: Wednesday February 19, 7 PM
Place: Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Avenue, Delmar. Free and open to the public.

For more info, see here- https://bethlehemhistorical.org/

CELLAR HOLE INVESTIGATORS - Falls Area Community TV present Hartgen's Dr. Tom Jamison, along with Chris Bergman, and Lys...
01/21/2020

CELLAR HOLE INVESTIGATORS - Falls Area Community TV present Hartgen's Dr. Tom Jamison, along with Chris Bergman, and Lyssa Papazian as they discuss the history of the Putney General Store in Vermont.

Click here to watch https://www.fact8.com/e107_plugins/media_library/media_library.php?167.12049

Cellar Hole Investigators Putney General Store - CELLAR HOLE INVESTIGATORS [January 1 2020] Chris Bergman Tom Jamison and Lyssa Papazian discuss the history of the Putney General Store.

Buy your plane tickets now!  Hartgen’s Senior Architectural Historian, Walter R. Wheeler, will be attending the Seventh ...
12/30/2019

Buy your plane tickets now! Hartgen’s Senior Architectural Historian, Walter R. Wheeler, will be attending the Seventh Conference and International Symposium of the Construction History Society, Queens College, Cambridge, England in April, at which he will be presenting his paper “Of a Compound Character: Post-Colonial Continuance of New World Dutch Vernacular Building Techniques in the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys.”

3-5th April 2020. For more info, http://www.constructionhistory.co.uk/category/events/

Amy Wilson, Hartgen's Field Archeologist and SUNY Cobleskill Adjunct Lecturer, has been "Digging Deep at Courtland Stree...
12/06/2019

Amy Wilson, Hartgen's Field Archeologist and SUNY Cobleskill Adjunct Lecturer, has been "Digging Deep at Courtland Street." In collaboration with the Town and Village of Lake George, the property owner, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Museum, Wilson and four students have joined a volunteer project to recover just about whatever they can unearth from Courtland Street Cemetery, in Lake George. For more info, see here https://web.cobleskill.edu/media/2019/11/25/digging-deep-at-courtland-street/

Come hear Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion a...
11/07/2019

Come hear Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, on Tuesday, November 12 at 7 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion as he gives a talk entitled, "Reading Buildings: History of the Ten Broeck Mansion".

$5 suggested donation, free to ACHA and SAH members. Contact us at the ACHA to preregister to secure a seat - seating is limited. Phone: (518) 436-9826
Email: [email protected]

Who is going to CNEHA's 2019 annual meeting this weekend at the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake Geo...
11/05/2019

Who is going to CNEHA's 2019 annual meeting this weekend at the Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center in Lake George?

Come hear the presentations of Hartgen's Matt Kirk and Adam Luscier. Matt Kirk's talk, entitled “…also attacked, tho. partially” The Right Flank of Burgoyne, New Archeological Evidence, Saratoga National Historic Site is at 8:50 am on Saturday, November 9.

Adam Luscier will act as session chair for Material Culture and Architecture on Sunday, November 10. His talk entitled "A Civil War Era Privy at 43 Sargent Street" at 11:10 am will conclude the conference. Hope to see you all there!

U10 Team Hartgen will play its last soccer game of the 2019 Albany Youth Soccer season tomorrow, Saturday November 2 at ...
11/01/2019

U10 Team Hartgen will play its last soccer game of the 2019 Albany Youth Soccer season tomorrow, Saturday November 2 at 11:30 at the Albany High fields on North Main Avenue. Coach DiVirgilio and Coach Kirk will close the season with a pizza party following the game.

Go Hartgen!

Don't miss Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, tomorrow night when he gives an illustrated talk entitled,...
09/17/2019

Don't miss Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, tomorrow night when he gives an illustrated talk entitled, "Reading the Photographs of the Northern Survey Company of Albany, New York."

The talk will be at 7 pm at the Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.

The August 1st event on "The Whirlwind Courtship of Alexander and Eliza" was rescheduled for Friday, September 27 from 5...
09/11/2019

The August 1st event on "The Whirlwind Courtship of Alexander and Eliza" was rescheduled for Friday, September 27 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The Friends of Schuyler Mansion invite you to savor the last warm evenings of September while enjoying live music by the Musicians of Ma’alwyck and a catered reception on the mansion grounds.

 Wine Pull
 Silent Auction
 Photo Booth with Schuyler family members
 Enjoy “The Sincerity of My Affections:” The Whirlwind Courtship of Alexander and Eliza, a theatre piece staged throughout the Mansion … and more!

Hartgen's Walter Wheeler has a chapter in a recently published book entitled "Hidden Charms 2: Exploring the Magical Pro...
07/29/2019

Hartgen's Walter Wheeler has a chapter in a recently published book entitled "Hidden Charms 2: Exploring the Magical Protection of Buildings" edited by John Billingsley, Jeremy Harte & Brian Hoggard. Walter's chapter is entitled “Magical Dwelling: Apotropaic Building Practices in the New World Dutch Cultural Hearth”. The book costs $9 and will be available soon here https://northernearth.ecwid.com/Books-and-Back-Issues-actual-paper-copies-or-PDFs-c18663234

Come spend a summer evening with the Friends of Schuyler Mansion to benefit one of Albany’s most important historic hous...
07/17/2019

Come spend a summer evening with the Friends of Schuyler Mansion to benefit one of Albany’s most important historic houses. In the mansion gardens, guests will enjoy a catered reception, an 18th century-inspired Wine Pull, Silent Auction, an museum theatre piece staged within Schuyler Mansion’s rooms, and other agreeable diversions! Entry to the mansion will be via timed ticket.

The event is on Thursday, August 1, 2019, 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. and is $50 per person. You may RSVP and purchase your tickets at Eventzilla: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/the-sincerity-of-my-affections-the-whirlwind-courtship-of-alexander-and-eliza-2138744644

We look forward to seeing you at the mansion!

This Wednesday, April 10, a new archaeological documentary series called “Mummies Unwrapped” will premiere on the Discov...
04/08/2019

This Wednesday, April 10, a new archaeological documentary series called “Mummies Unwrapped” will premiere on the Discovery Channel at 10:00 (10:13) PM Eastern and Pacific.

The first episode, Mayan Mass Grave Mystery, focuses on work by Hartgen Principle Investigator Dr. Bradley Russell, who has studied the ancient Maya at the large, fortified, Postclassic political center of Mayapán, Yucatán, Mexico (1150-1450 AD) since the year 2000. Prior to that, he worked in Guatemala and Belize. His research includes both surface and underwater archaeology. He also works closely with members of the modern Yucatec Maya community to document their beliefs and way of life.

The episode features an underwater mass burial site that Russell first documented in 2013. The deposit contains the remains of nearly two dozen ancient Mayans and dates to the mid-1300’s AD, a period of warfare and strife in the region. It is located in a ritually important cenote (sinkhole) known as Sac Uayum. Modern Mayan inhabitants of the region still believe that Sac Uayum is guarded by a giant feathered serpent with the head of a horse. Russell has partnered with local shamans to document numerous modern cave/cenote rituals and has participated in several Jeets’ Lu’um (calming the earth) rituals to ask permission of the Maya gods to perform research in the sacred cenote.

The episode will also examine Mayapán’s history, monumental center, architecture, evidence for human sacrifice and a second, related mass burial deposit at a nearby location, Cenote San Jose.

Tune in to the Discovery Channel Wednesday night to see this fascinating find and explore its significance with Dr. Russell and the show’s host Ramy Romany.

For more info, see http://realscreen.com/2019/03/26/exclusive-discovery-channel-to-untangle-mummies-unwrapped/

and here:
http://www.tvweeklynow.com/news-blogs/news-blogs-RicksPicks/discovery-investigates-the-spellbinding-secrets-of-fascintating-ancient-tombs-in-new-series-mummies-unwrapped.htm

Join Hartgen's, Walter Wheeler, this Sunday, March 31 at 2pm for his talk on Walter van Guysling, Albany's Colonial Arch...
03/25/2019

Join Hartgen's, Walter Wheeler, this Sunday, March 31 at 2pm for his talk on Walter van Guysling, Albany's Colonial Architect. Today Walter Hunter van Guysling is most closely associated with turn of the century Dutch Revival architecture in Albany. This talk will present his work together with other aspects of Van Guysling’s career, from his training in the Office of the Capitol Architect and with Marcus T. Reynolds, his work as an architectural illustrator, and his later work in the Colonial Revival which earned him recognition as “Albany’s Colonial Architect” by 1927 when he died at age 49.

The presentation will be held at the William K. Sanford Town Library at 629 Albany Shaker Road in Colonie. For more info, see https://www.colonie.org/departments/historian/historicalsociety/

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Archeology at the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters!

Hartgen's Matt Kirk made it onto the front page of the Rivertown's Enterprise. Matt Kirk and the team of Danielle Duguid, Cindy Herrick, Adam Gersten, and Christian Futyma were at the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters last month and were mentioned in an article from April 22nd. See here for details, https://www.rivertownsenterprise.net/region/excavation-sheds-light-on-historic-site-s-past/article_f2633ce0-c2a9-11ec-944a-1b6ee9ba096d.html
Hartgen's Walter Wheeler is at it again! This time, he will be speaking at the Schoharie River Center for their lecture series "Built To Last: The history and practice of Timber Frame Construction Buildings in the Mohawk Valley". Walter's talk is entitled "Dendrochronology as a Tool for Understanding Our Built Culture".

Come learn about Dedrochronological sampling—a process in which cores of structural elements are taken and dated by correlating them to known patterns of tree growth.

It will be this Saturday, May 7th, 2:00pm at 2025 Burtonville Rd in Esperance. For more info and to RSVP, click here-https://www.schoharierivercenter.org/timber-frame-series
Come here Hartgen's Matt Kirk and colleagues, Michael Lucas, Richard Schaefer and Meta Janowiotz while they speak on the "New Perspectives on Dutch Trade in New Netherland"- A Virtual Symposium sponsored by the New York State Archaeological Association.

April 27th 2022 at 7:00 pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To register, click here- https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfumtrz8jEtzO2UZPzL8n42It5x8M9obC

Matt Kirk will speak on recent excavation in Cohoes, New York.
Quamhemesicos (Van Schaick) Island: Archeological Evidence of European-Mahican Interactions at the Twilight of Dutch Colonialism in New York.

Mike Lucas will discuss clay to***co pipes from Haudenosaunee and European Sites in New York, ca. 1640-1710.

And Richard and Meta will explore the artifacts and collections at the Nan A. Rothschild Repository Center in NYC.

Hope to "see" you there!
The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York (ASLA-NY) Announces 2022 Design Awards Recipients!

The ASLA-NY Board selected Sankofa Park African Burial Ground Commemorative Landscape, located at African Burial Ground Square in Brooklyn. Designed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation in collaboration with Hartgen Archeological Associates and EKLA, PLLC, Cultural Landscape Architect. With extensive community input from a multi-year engagement process, this project re-imagines a present-day playground to address historic inequities and provide the New Lots community a cultural hub. The site design responds to community desires, to recognize and commemorate the sacred nature of the site by creating spaces for reflection and learning, while maintaining an active recreation area.

The playground rests on a former cemetery used by the local Black community as a burial site for free and enslaved African Americans. In 2016, the playground was renamed Sankofa Park in honor of the site's history. Both a word in the Akan Twi language of Ghana and a Bono Adinkra symbol, Sankofa refers to a mythic bird that flies into the future while keeping its beak turned toward the past. Its translation tells us that “it isn’t taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.”

The award ceremony will be Wednesday, April 13th at 6pm at the Center for Architecture at 536 LaGuardia Place in New York.

For more info, see here- https://www.aslany.org/press-release-2022-asla-ny-design-award-winners-announced/
Join our Team!

Hartgen seeks motivated candidates for archeological Project Manager positions in New York and Vermont to lead archeological investigations. This full-time position is open to candidates residing anywhere in New York or Vermont. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and a writing sample in PDF format to [email protected].

We are also seeking Field Archeologists for projects throughout New York and neighboring states. This position is seasonal and hourly. Full-time availability is strongly preferred, but not required. To apply, send a resume and three references to [email protected].

For more info, click here- https://www.hartgen.com/join-our-team
Hartgen's Adam Luscier is back! Come hear him at the NYSAA, Van Epps-Hartley Chapter Spring Meeting where he will present his talk entitled, "From water and honey to mead: the discovery and excavation of a mid-1700s settlement in the town of Ballston New York."

Saturday, March 26th, 2022 at 1:00pm at the Rotterdam Public Library, 100 N. Westcott Rd in Schenectady.

Don't miss it!
Hartgen was recently involved in a Dutch Resources Survey led by Walter R. Wheeler. We wanted to share some positive press that the project received on a January 4th post on the Hudson River Valley Greenway page. Click here for details- https://www.facebook.com/HudsonRiverValleyGreenway

To view our Thematic Survey of Dutch Heritage Resources in the Greater Hudson Valley, click this link- https://files.constantcontact.com/47ff931f001/621bd418-d534-4e00-aaf0-a1bb28d4816c.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1v_zXCep6gIJxEGtcA7fkSuMAxTtpdVDmWz1NC4Y3BiZy3Y2QigOJPwZE
Hartgen's Matt Kirk and Elise Manning-Sterling spent a great day working with the students at Kindle Farm in Newfane, Vermont. They excavated three units, demonstrated archeological techniques and provided hands-on activities with artifacts to the students.

Kindle Farm posted a segment on their Facebook. Click here to check it out-https://www.facebook.com/KindleFarm/
Hartgen's Architectural Historian, Walter Wheeler, will be giving a presentation this Sunday, November 7 entitled "Getting the Job Done-Construction, Builders, and Building Materials in the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, 1755-1765".

At the Wyman Osterhout Community Center on Route 85 in New Salem from 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsored by New Scotland Historical Association and Society of Architectural Historians.

The program is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

For more information, go to
www.newscotlandhistoricalassociation.org
Virtual Presentation on Florence Settlement Archaeology
Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 1pm.

It's not too late to register for tomorrow's presentation on "Florence Settlement Archaeology". Please join Hartgen's Principal Investigator, Matt Kirk, and Camden Central High School Teacher, Jessica Harney, as they discuss their archeological project in Florence, New York.

To register, click this link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtd-yhqjkiGNdJ5kjWLUy8ZXtWmf5MhyRH
Did you miss the virtual presentation last week on "The Lives of Enslaved People through the Objects They Left Behind?"

Well- no problem! You can watch it here-

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/education/videos/lives-enslaved-people-through-objects-they-left-behind
There is still time to register for today's virtual talk at 1pm!

"The Lives of Enslaved People through the Objects They Left Behind". Click here to register-https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/7640952
Come to virtual presentation entitled "The Rise and Fall of the Florence Settlement" on Thursday, May 20 at 7 pm. Hartgen's Matt Kirk will be presenting with Jessica Harney from the Camden Central School District and Chuck Vandrei from DEC.

This webinar will discuss the Florence Settlement, a settlement for free formerly enslaved people in the town of Florence. Research from archeological digs, archival searches, and more will be presented along with video clips of the site as it is today.

Click here to register- https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5oIb1_c2RbuG7ZvqI2cwkQ
Hartgen's Matt Kirk will be joining Mike Lucas, Cordell Reaves, Travis Bowman, and Lavada Nahonon on Tuesday, May 18th at 1pm for a virtual conversation on "The Lives of Enslaved People through the Objects They Left Behind." Don't miss it!

Pre Registration required- https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/7640952
Join Walter Wheeler tonight, Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm for his virtual talk, "Up on the Roof: Rooftop Porches, Railings and Decks in Albany".

This will be an exploration of early rooftop architecture and its relationship to landscape history - with a special focus on the Ten Broeck Mansion (built 1798).

Click here to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/143012756003
Click this link and see what Hartgen has been doing at the Dr. Oliver Bronson House in Hudson New York!

https://www.instagram.com/historichudson/?hl=en