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Archaeological Society of New Jersey and The North Jersey Highlands Historical Society Joint Archaeological Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2001, Shepherd Lake Lodge, Skylands Section, Ringwood State Park, New Jersey

Morning Program, 9:30 am to 12 noon

Field trip to Sterling Forest State Park. A walking tour of the Sterling Ironworks (c. 1738-1923) area including the restored Sterling Furnace No. 2 on the site of the first blast furnace, the ruins of the miners' hamlet of Lakeville and Sterling Iron and Railway Co., and other features. The tour will be led by archaeologist Edward. J. Lenik.

Afternoon Program, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

12:30 President's Welcome: ASNJ and NJHHS

1:00 "Saving the Black Creek Site: Native Americans Take Control of Their Heritage" Cara Lee Blume, Heite Consulting, Camden, DE

1:30 "Landscape Paleoecology and Late Quaternary Extinctions in the Hudson Valley" Guy Robinson, Fordham University

2:00 "Impact of Euro-centric Religion on Nativistic Meta-physics" Chuck Stead, Ramapo College of New Jersey


3:00 "Non-Charcoal Products From the North Jersey Highlands" Edward S. Rutsch, HCI, Inc.

3:30 "'Artificers in the German Way': Workers and Technology at Early Highlands Ironworks" Sue Maier, NJHHS and FOLPIW

4:00 "Hilltop, the Fourth Estate at Sterlington, and John Dyneley Prince, the Man Who Lived There" Nancy L. Gibbs, NJHHS

4:15 "Fort Montgomery, 1776-1777: Lost, Found, Lost Again, Rescued" Edward J. Lenik, Sheffield Archaeological Consultants

Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik

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