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20th Annual Highlands Conference

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

Saturday, October 28, 2006, Lautenburg Visitor's Center, Sterling Forest State Park, 115 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY

Morning Program, 9:30 am to 12 noon

FIELD TRIP TO “HARMONY HALL,” THE JACOB SLOAT HOUSE (1848) in Sloatsburg, New York. We will tour the magnificent mansion, which will soon undergo restoration. In addition, we will view a small exhibit at the Sloatsburg Library of Native American artifacts recovered from the Spring House Rockshelter. The house tour will be led by Geoff Welch and the artifact exhibit by archaeologist Edward J. Lenik. We will carpool from the Visitor Center parking lot to the Sloat House site.

Afternoon Program, Carol Siri Johnson, Presiding

1:00 “Long Pond Forge Hammerheads,” Paul Frost, Friends of Long Pond Ironworks

1:15 “Fort Kitchawank Archaeological Preserve,” Scott Horecky, MALFA and the Lower Hudson Chapter, NYSAA

1:45 “Searching for Jersey Fort Gardiner,” Nancy L. Gibbs, Sheffield Archaeological Consultants

2:15 “A Rare Glimpse of the Enslavement of Indians in Orange County, New York,” Harold R. Decker and Clifton Patrick, Inc. Orange County Chapter, NYSAA

2:45-3:00 P.M. COFFEE BREAK

3:00 “The Lenape Indians, Past, Present and Future,” Sam Beeler, Phd., Chief / Chairman Sand Hill Band Indians

3:30 “Rethinking Cohen,” Chuck Stead, Ramapo College

4:00 “Stories on Stone: Historic Period Rock Art Images,” Edward J. Lenik, Sheffield Archaeological Consultants

Program Chair: Edward J. Lenik, NJHHS and IOCC, NYSAA

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