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

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Zoom Lecture announcement, 12/6

Dear Archaeology Friends, Thanks to all our members and new friends who have attended our first two Zoom lectures of the year.  They were both great successes, and we are now looking forward to number three! We are thankful to Dr. Prieto for permission to record his November lecture – please go to our website […]

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Bergoffen vaults

Sunday, December 6, 2020: Dr. Celia Bergoffen – Fashion Institute of Technology: Excavating Schnaderbeck’s Lager Cellar, Brooklyn

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 3pm        The Helen H. Loeffler Memorial Lecture Dr. Celia Bergoffen – Fashion Institute of Technology Excavating Schnaderbeck’s Lager Cellar, Brooklyn Four adjoining, massive stone and brick lager vaults were discovered fourteen feet below grade in the heart of Williamsburg’s former lager brewing district. Unlike other beers, lager yeast ferments […]

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Leenane Fairy Tree

Sunday, January 31, 2021: Dr Jennifer Shaffer Foster – University of Buffalo: Healing Places: Intersections of Archaeology, Folklore, and Health in Ireland

Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3pm Dr Jennifer Shaffer Foster – University of Buffalo Healing Places: Intersections of Archaeology, Folklore, and Health in Ireland Archaeological approaches to health and healing are often focused on the skeletal remains of past populations. In this lecture, I will instead address past and present understandings of archaeological sites and […]

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