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'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
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. 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