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HIGHLANDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONFERENCE
THE NORTH JERSEY HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THE INC. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER, NYSAA
THE FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015
LAUTENBERG VISITOR CENTER, STERLING FOREST STATE PARK
115 OLD FORGE ROAD, TUXEDO, NEW YORK
MORNING PROGRAM: 10AM TO NOON AT THE VISITOR CENTER
Flintknapping Demonstration by Gary Sipila, Inc.OCC,NYSAA
Native American History of Sterling Forest: Talk and Walk to nearby rockshelter by Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM: 1:00 TO 4:00 AT THE VISITOR CENTER
Lower level: Carol Siri Johnson, Ph.D., NJHHS, presiding
1:00 PM to 1:25 PM: “An Unusual Paleoamerican Cache Find in Eastern Pennsylvania: Experiments and Insights into Fluted Point Manufacture.” Jack Cresson, Society of Experimental Archaeology and Primitive Technology; A.S.N.J.
1:25PM to 1:50PM: “Lenape Spiritual Use of Fossils” Richard Sears Walling, Independent Scholar.
1:50PM to 2:15PM: “A Long Time Coming. The Historical Archaeology of the Mixed Heritage Native and African American Community of Setauket, New York.” Christopher Matthews, Ph.D Professor of Anthropology, Montclair State University.
2:15PM TO 2:30PM: Coffee Break
2:30PM to 2:55PM: “The Wiechquaeskeck (S.W. Connecticut, Westchester and Manhattan Island) and the Origins of the Raritan and the Munsee Indians of New Jersey: The Raritan Valley Buffer Zone as a Refuge Area for Some Native Americans During the 17th Century.” Marshall Becker, Ph.D., West Chester University.
2:55PM to 3:20PM: “Sara Roelofse, A Dutch-American Woman of Her Times” Meta Janowitz, Ph.D., AECOM, Burlington, NJ and School of Visual Arts, NYC.
3:20PM to 3:45PM: “Blandina Bayard, Indian Trader, and Her Legacies” Nancy L. Gibbs, NJHHS, Independent Scholar.
1:00 to 4:00 Book Room.
Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., Inc.OCC,NYSAA, A.S.N.J. & NJHHS.
Meeting facilities courtesy of Sterling Forest State Park, Jeff Hutchinson, Park Manager