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On Saturday, April 12, SUNY Oneonta faculty and students participated in the New York State Archaeological Association meetings in Oneonta, NY. Faculty members Cynthia J. Klink, Renee B. Walker, and Nicole S. Weigel (Anthropology) and Les Hasbargen (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) presented papers and posters on their research on the Pine Lake site. Walker, Klink and Weigel gave an overview of the fieldwork at and research about the site in “Pine Lake: A Multi-Component site in Delaware County, New York.” Weigel’s talk “What’s the Point? Evaluating the use of Projectile Point Typologies at Pine Lake” discussed the results of her statistical analyses of stone projectile points from the site. In “Exploring the Archaic period at the Pine Lake Archaeological site”, Klink ,Weigel and Walker summarized the site’s stratigraphy, evidence for time frame of site use, and drew attention to unusual aspects of the artifact assemblage. Harsbargen, Klink, Walker, and Emmon Johnson (SUNY-Oneonta alum) presented the results of geophysical research and sediment analyses at the site in “Combining Archaeology, Sedimentology, and GPR Stratigraphy To Elucidate Floodplain Development, Charlotte Creek, NY.”
Two recent SUNY-Oneonta graduates presented the results of their individual research projects at the site. Kasey Heiser examined the spatial distribution of different types of features in “Pits, Posts and People: An Analysis of Features at Pine Lake,” while Randouth Palmer described his use-wear replication study with “Utilizing Experimental Use-Wear Analysis as an Aid for Identifying Artifact Functions at the Pine Lake Archaeological Site.”
One current SUNY-Oneonta student, Marielle Genovesi, collaborated with two Hartwick College students, Holley Reynolds and Amanda Phelps, to relate their experiences as students and community educators during the most recent archaeological field school in “The Pine Lake Archaeological Field School.”
Archaeological fieldwork at the site is done through The Pine Lake Archaeological Field School, a course taught jointly with Hartwick College since 2003. SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College students participate in a month long excavation at the site in Delaware County that dates to around 4,000 years ago. Students learn site excavation techniques, mapping, recording and artifact analysis. In addition, school students and local community members visit the site to learn about archaeology and Native American Culture. The next field school will be in June 2015.