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

Saturday, October 16, 2004, Shepherd Lake Lodge, Skylands Section, Ringwood State Park, New Jersey

Morning Program, 9:30 am to 12 noon

FIELD TRIP IN STERLING FOREST: Field trip to the Scott Mine hoist tower and associated structural remains, plus the Boulder Rockshelter, an Indian occupation site in Sterling Forest. We will carpool from Shepherd Lake Lodge to site. The tour will be led by archaeologist Edward J. Lenik.

Afternoon Program, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Carol Zaikowski, Presiding

1:00 President's Welcome: ASNJ and NJHHS

1:15 "The Burial of Chief Paul." Raymond Whritenour, Lenape Texts and Studies.

1:45 "A 1719 Journey with John Reading." H. R. Decker, Inc., Orange County Chapter, NYSAA.

2:15 "Dutchess Quarry Cave: A Paleo-Indian Site in Orange County, NY." Barry Kass, SUNY.


3:00 "The Tragic Plight of Native American Rockshelters in Harriman and Bear Mountain State Parks." Matt Shook, Trailside Museums .

3:30 "Grave Discovery to Force New Court Site: Tiny Bone from Immigrant Cemetery Throws Curve into Courthouse Plan." Nancy L. Gibbs, Sheffield Archaeological Consultants.

4:00 "Trailing the Montclair and Greenwood Lake Railroad. " Kevin K. Olsen, North Jersey Highlands Historical Society.

Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik

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