Lewis Henry Morgan Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association
The New York State Archaeological Association is a non-profit organization for people interested in the archaeology of New York State. NYSAA is composed of fifteen regional chapters with a world-wide membership-at-large. The Lewis Henry Morgan Chapter of Rochester, New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the NYSAA. Begun in 1916 in honor of Lewis Henry Morgan, the "Father of American Anthropology," the Morgan chapter meets almost monthly to share the love of archaeology and interest in the history of New York.Lewis H. Morgan was born in 1818, the ninth of thirteen children in Aurora New York. After coming to Rochester in 1850, he gained fame when his League of the Iroquois was published. His later publication, Ancient Society, won him esteem from anthropologists and political scientists worldwide.
The Lewis Henry Morgan Chapter hopes to encourage and excite future generations and their interest in New York State Archaeology. Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and everyone is welcome.