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June 1 – August 31
This course is mandatory for students fulfilling the 60 experience hours required for the SUNY SCCC-Community Archaeology Program (CAP) certificate. Additionally, this course is required for all students engaged in archaeological research and laboratory under a SUNY SCCC-CAP instructor’s supervision. This course is taught by Louise Basa and Diana Carter. Ms. Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork experience and research experience, is past president of the NYS Archaeological Association. Ms. Carter, a GE retiree, began her second career in archaeology after earning the basic certificate from SUNY SCCC. Click here to register.
INTRO TO GENEALOGY
Wednesdays, June 14 – July 12
Field trip scheduled for Saturday, July 15, from 10-11 a.m.
This course will cover the basics of genealogy, including record-keeping, practice and archiving rules. Students will learn the variety of local repositories and the sources they offer such as census records, city directories, church records, probate and other records. Students will also learn about the wide variety of sources available on the Internet. In addition, the class will take a field trip on Saturday, July 15, to the Schenectady County Historical Society to learn about their library and archival collections. This course is taught by Michael Maloney, the librarian and archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society, where he enjoys assisting researchers with genealogy, researching and writing blog posts for the library’s blog, organizing the library’s collections and planning programs to promote Schenectady’s rich history. Click here to register.
CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTION
Wednesdays, July 12 – July 26
This course will provide students with valuable information and guidance to protect family heirlooms, collections and keepsakes so that family members can enjoy the memories and historical association of the collections. Instructional information and demonstrations will focus around the preservation and minor cleaning and/or repair of a variety of items such as coin collections, glass and ceramic knick-knacks, toys and games and just about anything that can be passed on to family members or future generations. This course is taught by Darrell Pinckney, a member of the American Institute of Conservation for Art and Antiquities. Click here to register.
HANDS-ON ARCHAEOLOGY FOR ADULTS
Thursdays and Fridays, July 20 – July 28
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Archaeology is more than digging. Students in this course will explore all aspects of archaeology: planning, excavation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of results through class presentations and hands-on activities under the supervision of SUNY SCCC’s Community Archaeology Program instructor(s). Activities include document study, field survey, digging techniques, artifact identification and other lab analyses. Course options will include field trips and research at local sites within the Stockade and the Capital Region. Opportunities for continued involvement in any or all aspects of archaeology will be presented. This course is taught by Louise Basa, an area archaeologist with extensive fieldwork experience and research experience. Ms. Basa is past president of the NYS Archaeological Association. Click here to register.
ARCHAEOLOGY OF HUMAN BURIALS
June 26 – August 31
Students will learn about the advent of burials with our Homo ancestors in Eurasia, indigenous practices globally and how the death obsession of the Victorians came to shape how we view burial today. This course is taught by Hanna Marie Pageau, a graduate student with field experience in osteology and material archaeology. Her research focuses on dental evolution and the efficacy of field school participation by students. Click here to register.