The science fiction writer Isaac Asimov declared: “Stone, my friends, was humanity’s first non-renewable resource. Luckily there is so much of it that it never became scarce!” In a seminar on the future of space as a non-renewable resource, it was clear where Asimov was going: he was going to cover Alpha to Omega, everything from the origin of stone technology to the positioning of satellites in orbit, and further concerns beyond the earth’s gravitational pull. But he didn’t spend long on stone, the resource that didn’t become scarce.
The 99th Annual Meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association begins the evening of Friday, May 1, 2015 and runs through Sunday morning May 3. The meeting, which includes the annual conference on Saturday and Sunday, will be held at the Ramada Inn, Watertown, New York. Kerry Nelson, Meadow Coldon and I will be presenting our paper on Saturday morning at 9:50. Here, Fieldnotes gives you a preview plus a small bonus: a little additional information and “big picture” analysis that is not included in the conference paper due to time limitations.