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

Saturday, October 19, 2002, Shepherd Lake Lodge, Skylands Section, Ringwood State Park, New Jersey

Morning Program, 9:30 am to 12 noon

FIELD TRIP TO THE RAMAPO PASS: We will travel to the site of Camp Ramapough (1776-1783) to see the remains of defensive earthworks or entrenchments, historic monuments, a stone quarry (1854+) and the 19th century Presbyterian Church and Cemetery of the Ramapo Works. We will carpool from Shepherd Lake Lodge to the sites. The tour will be led by archaeologist Edward J. Lenik.

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

1:00 President's Welcome: ASNJ and NJHHS

1:15 "The Wickers Creek Site: When Good Intentions Lead to Bad Interpretations." Kirsten Brophy, L.A. Brennan Lower Hudson Chapter, NYSAA.

1:45 "The Ring Quarry Mining District." Richard A. Patterson, Sussex County Historical Society.

2:15 "Indian Deeds: Family Territories and Alliances." Kevin Wright, New Jersey State Park Service.


3:00 "Archaeological Investigations at Ukaadax (Hog Island), Dutch Harbor, Alaska: An Early Blade Site in the Aleutian Islands." Charles A. Bello, ASNJ.

3:30 "Lime Kilns of Vernoy: A 19th and Early 20th Century Industrial Complex in Lebanon Township, Hunterdon County, NJ." Carol Kaikowski, ASNJ & NJHHS.

4:00 "Camp Ramapough (1997-1783) in 'The Great Pass through the Highlands.'" Geoffrey R. Welch, The Ramapo River Committee.

Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik

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