Arthur C. Parker's Contributions to New York State Archaeology
|Title||Arthur C. Parker's Contributions to New York State Archaeology|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1992|
|Journal||Bulletin, Journal of the New York State Archaeological Association|
Arthur C. Parker was the first president of the Society for American Archaeology and a co-founder of the New York State Archaeological Association. During the, first half of this century, Parker made significant contributions to the professionalization of archaeology and to public understanding of the developing discipline as well as substantive contributions to data collection, collation, and reporting. This paper briefly chronicles his career and discusses the impact of Parker's work on the development of archaeological research in New York.