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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Dear Members, I am sending happy wishes to you all and hope you are faring as best as you can at this challenging time.  Spring is around the corner! Some of you have heard already that we have cancelled our March lecture.  This was for two reasons: 1. Jennifer Foster requested a reschedule due to […]

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Sunday, March 29: An Ancient Remedy: The Intersection of Archaeology, Folklore, and Health in Ireland: Jennifer Shaffer Foster

An Ancient Remedy:  The Intersection of Archaeology, Folklore, and Health in Ireland Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3pm Archaeological Institute of America – Forsyth Lecture Jennifer Shaffer Foster The reuse of archaeological sites by contemporary populations, both today and in the past, is a well-known phenomenon. In Ireland, domestic and monumental sites were reused over […]

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Sunday, February 23, 2020: The Woman in the Iron Coffin: Dr. Rhonda Quinn

Biogeochemical evidence for residence, diet and health of the Woman in the Iron Coffin (Queens, New York City) Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm Dr. Rhonda Quinn In 2011, the mummified body of a Black adult female was discovered in a mid-19 th C. Fisk iron coffin buried in Queens, New York City. Archival research […]

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