Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology
Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology

Conference & Annual Meeting

Lake George, New York

November 7-10, 2019

CNEHA Annual Meeting 2019

The Fort William Henry Hotel & Conference Center will be the setting for our exciting 2019 annual meeting. Located just off Exit 20 of the Adirondack Northway (I-87), this is one of the most scenic and historic locations in the United States. The famed Fort William Henry (1755-1757) - site of the "action" in The Last of the Mohicans—was excavated and reconstructed in the 1950s and is located next to the hotel. The modern Conference Center is nearby, providing meeting rooms for our conference attendees. All Saturday talks will be held in the Conference Center; the Friday evening reception will be held in Towers Hall; and our Saturday evening banquet will be held in the White Lion Room of the Fort William Henry Hotel, which commands a spectacular view of Lake George. This will be a wonderful conference!

Call for Papers

The theme this year is “Frontiers of War and Industry,” reflecting the prominence of this region in the wars of the 18th century and the extractive industries of the 19th century. Individual papers, sessions and posters on these themes, as well as all other aspects of historical archaeology in the Northeast, are welcome. Abstracts should be no more than 150 words and clearly describe the purpose of the research, the significance of the work and summary of the results. Papers are limited to 20 minutes. All abstracts must be submitted by July 15, 2019. All lead authors(s) presenter(s) must be a current member of CNEHA and register for the conference when presenting their abstract. Please submit appropriate conference registration fee with your abstract. Students should include a copy of their student ID.

 Call for Papers (pdf)

Tours

1) We will hold an all-day "military sites" bus tour that will visit Fort William Henry, the Lake George Battlefield Park, Rogers Island, and other sites.

2) We will hold an "into the Adirondack Park" bus tour that will visit the beautifully-preserved ruins of the Adirondack Iron and Steel Company in Tahawus, as well as (on the way back) the Starbuck Farm in Chestertown.

3) On Sunday afternoon, we will host post-conference tours "behind the scenes" in the New York State Museum in Albany.

Workshops

1) Phil Dunning will organize a workshop entitled "Alcohol and the Army" that will cover not only sutling, but drinking generally in the army, problems with drunkenness, and the material culture from sites related to drinking. We will have an extensive display of artifacts excavated from the sutling house in Fort Edward.

2) We anticipate a "new technologies" workshop that will feature drones.

3) We anticipate a nautical archaeology workshop.

Lake George, New York

The Fort William Henry Hotel at the southern tip of Lake George

The Fort William Henry Hotel at the southern tip of Lake George

The Fort William Henry Conference Center (left) and the reconstructed fort (right)

The Fort William Henry Conference Center (left) and the reconstructed fort (right)

Fort William Henry as reconstructed in the 1950s

Fort William Henry as reconstructed in the 1950s

Fort William Henry The Cemetery Building, scene of forensics research in the 1990s

The Cemetery Building used for forensics research in the 1990s