The Museum will be closed tomorrow, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

State Archaeologist

The New York State Archaeologist serves as a bridge between professional and amateur archaeologists, acting as a state representative to different groups interested in New York archaeology. This role is crucial in overseeing the implementation of the Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act and plays a significant part in state-wide archaeological research and education. Under Section 233, the State Archaeologist reviews permits related to excavations on state lands and works with curators to help preserve artifacts under State Laws. The State Archaeologist is responsible for addressing inquiries related to laws, procedures, ongoing research, educational initiatives, and various other aspects of archaeology specific to New York State.