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23rd Annual Highlands Conference

Orange County Chapter, New York State Archaeological Association, the Archaeological Society of New Jersey and the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society Joint Conference

Saturday, October 24, 2009, Lautenburg Visitor's Center, Sterling Forest State Park, 115 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY

Morning Program, 9:30 am to 12 noon

Guided hike to Augusta Mine site and miner's cabin ruins. Hiking shoes required. Meet at visitors parking lot at HENRI building (opposite Lautenburg Visitor Center). We will carpool to to the trail head. Hike will be led by Thomas Fitzpatrick.

Afternoon Program, Carol Siri Johnson Presiding

1:00 “The Discovery and Excavation of a Mastodon from the Bank of the Wallkill River, Orange County, NY.” Gary Keeton, Inc.OCC,NYSAA

1:25 “Understanding Rockshelters.” R. Michael Stewart, Ph.D., Dept. of Anthropology, Temple University

1:50 “Cultural Ecology on a Need to Know Basis.” Roger Moeller, Ph.D., Archaeological Services

2:15- “Pompotowwut-Muhheakanneau. Part 1: the Pomptons (Pumptons)” Kate S. Ahmadi, Ph.D., Inc. OCC, NYSAA

2:40-2:55 COFFEE BREAK

2:55 “James Alexander's Journey to the Upper Delaware, 1718.” Rich Walling, Independent Scholar

3:20 “Forging Ahead in the Somerset Hills; Archaeological Documentation of an 18th Century Bloomery Forge in Bernardsville, NJ.” Richard Veit, Ph.D., Monmouth University and Michael J. Gall, Richard Grubb & Assoc.

3:45 “Views from High Point” Myra Snook, Fredon Township Historian

4:10 Special Exhibit – Prehistoric Pottery from the Region

Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik

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