About Us

The Archaeology Society of Staten Island was formed in 1962 at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. In 1963, the Society began a series of lectures that have brought prominent scholars in the various fields of archaeology and anthropology to Staten Island. The Society affiliated with the Archaeological Institute of America in 1964 as The Staten Island Society, AIA.

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To promote study, exploration, and research in the field of archaeology
  • To conduct lectures relating to archaeology
  • To sponsor and encourage archaeological tours
  • To establish and issue publications that disseminate archaeological information

May 2015: Dr. April Beisaw, Seeing Native American Women’s Response to Colonialism in the Archaeological Record

A fascinating alternative interpretation to archaeological and textual records in the Suquehannock tradition

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Sunday Lecture Series 2014-2015

 The Archaeological Society of Staten Island & The Archaeological Institute of America, Staten Island Society 2014-2015 Sunday Lecture Series   September 14, 2014 at 3pm Dr. Celia Bergoffen Excavating a Jewish Ritual Pool in a Manhattan, Russian Bath House   October 19, 2014 at 3pm Archaeological Institute of America Lecture Dr. Victoria Reed Lost and [...]

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May 2014: Dr. Sarah Nelson, The Gold Crowns of Silla (Korea) and the Tomb of a Queen

Crowns, gold, and tradition in the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla!

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