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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Sunday, January 26, 2020: Kurt Hirschberg:

Sunday, January 26, 2020 (1:00-3:00 PM)         The Dr. George G. Hackman Memorial Lecture Kurt Hirschberg, Jan Hird Pokorny, Assoc. The Voorlezer’s House – A New Place In History The Voorlezer’s House at Historic Richmond Town in New York City has long been believed to be one of the oldest school houses […]

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Sunday, April 26, 2020: Dr. Celia J. Bergoffen: Excavating Schnaderbeck’s Lager Cellar, Brooklyn

Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 3pm             The Lynda Nilsen Memorial Lecture Dr. Celia J. Bergoffen  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 at the bottom […]

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September 15, 2019: Stones of the Butterfly: Archaeological Investigation of Yapese Stone Money Quarries in Palau, Micronesia

Sunday, Sept 15, 2019 at 3pm        Archaeological Institute of America English Lecture Dr. Scott M. Fitzpatrick Stones of the Butterfly: Archaeological Investigation of Yapese Stone Money Quarries in Palau, Micronesia For centuries, peoples from the island of Yap in the western Pacific voyaged southward to the Palauan archipelago to quarry their famous stone […]

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