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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Allegheny Valley Project, Inc.

The purposes of the organization of the Allegheny Valley Project (AVP) are as follows:

-          to foster, develop, promote and maintain the education of the public about scientific archaeology, archaeological work, past human and environmental interaction, and related themes

-          to support, conduct and facilitate responsible scientific archaeological research pertaining to past  human and environmental interaction in the local landscapes of Cattaraugus and Allegany counties in New York State, and adjacent areas.

-          to foster an appreciation for, support, facilitate and encourage the conservation of important archaeological resources

-          to promote, facilitate and conduct broader archaeological research of the native peoples of eastern North America

-          to collaborate with local and non-local individuals, organizations, academic institutions and cultural institutions that share similar interests

-          to produce and disseminate research reports, peer-reviewed articles, and other scholarly publications related to Allegheny Valley Project activities

These purposes will be accomplished through:

-          field schools and fieldwork programs in collaboration with local educational and cultural institutions

-          public educational programs in archaeology, archaeological preservation, and the environment

-          providing for the preservation of important archaeological sites

-          publications and public presentations by project researchers and associates

-          collaboration with the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for artifact curation, traveling exhibits, and laboratory education programs

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