Thursday, June 30, 2011

Michael Newberg's documentary

David Moyer writes that you can see Michael Newberg's documentary at:

or by searching for:

Rising from the Soil_MNewberg.mp4

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lynk Site - Dig on 21 June 2001

Gail Merian

Bob Mason and Josh Sheldon digging a test pit at the Lynk Site June 21, 2011

Test pit at the Lynk site showing strata levels. June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Lynk Site - Starting the Dig

Gail Merian

Some chapter members going out to set up squares to dig at the Lynk Site.May 17, 2011.

Our club in action.  This is the first square being excavated at the Lynk Site. June 19, 2011.

Chenango Chapter at South Otselic

Gail Merian

Promoting the Chenango Chapter of the NYSAA at the South Otselic Fish Heritage Show May 21, 2011.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dating the Dave Walker Dugout Canoe

Donald A. Windsor

On Thursday March 31, 2011, Cornell professor Carol B. Griggs and her husband Bill came to the Chenango County Historical Society's Museum in Norwich to take 2 core samples from the Dave Walker dugout canoe.  One was from the front end and the other was from the right side.  Here are 7 photos of the operation.  We hope to report the results at our next meeting on Thursday evening July 7.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


We meet once a month year around at the Chenango County Historical Society's Museum in Norwich.  From April through December we meet on the first Thursdays at 7:00 pm; from January through March we meet on the second Saturdays at 1:00 pm.
We usually have a dig going on for most of the warm seasons.  Our annual dues are $26.00, which includes membership in the State Association.  For more information, contact Donald A. Windsor at
Our current membership drive addresses two groups:  surface collectors  and historians.
Our Chapter provides surface collectors of archaeological artifacts:
-- An opportunity to learn about the wider area surrounding your favorite sites.
-- A chance to show your collections and publish your knowledge.
-- How to properly classify and document your collection.
-- Where to find a permanent home for your collection.
Our Chapter provides historians:
-- An opportunity to extend your knowledge of history to prehistory.
-- A chance to learn about historic archaeology:    - Farmstead     - Railroad     - Industrial.
One of our current projects is the dating of a dug-out canoe.  Here is a photo of some of us obtaining samples for denrochronological dating.