Archaeology Day 2014

October 5, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Croton Point Park - Nature Center
1 Croton Point Avenue
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
NYS Archaeological Association - L.A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter
Presentations to include:
1:30 to 2:00 pm  From Research to Excavation: the Archaeological Investigation of Historic Cemeteries

Often archaeologists provide the only historical record of information about cemeteries and the people that are interred within them. Sara Mascia will discuss the archaeological study of several New York Burial Grounds including the Northern Cemetery at the Staten Island Quarantine Grounds, St. Philips Cemetery in Manhattan, and the Storm Family Slave Cemetery in East Fishkill.

Sara Mascia, Vice President, Historical Perspectives, Inc., Cultural Resource Management, Westport, CT and Executive Director, The Historical Society, Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, Tarrytown, NY.

2:30 to 3:00 pm  St. George’s Site in Mt. Kisco Discoveries and Goals of the Second Field Season:

Come and find out about the fascinating history of our current excavation project, the “St. George’s Site,” in Mt. Kisco. Its lively history includes Native Americans, Colonial farming, the Revolutionary War, and two churches. Madeline Kearin and Laurie Kimsal will discuss our progress as we start our 2nd field season. See some of the artifacts we have found.

1:00 to 4:00 pm  Native Technologies:

Learn how stone knives, arrowheads and tools are crafted with a master flint-knapper. Jeff Kalin is a consultant on early technologies to museums and archaeologists and constructs prehistoric sets and props -including stone tools, wigwams and dugout canoes- for filmmak- ers and living history institutions.

There will be a Book Sale; Artifact Identification; and Open Library

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