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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