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Understanding Chert in the Mid-Hudson Valley: A Note on a Recent Workshop and Field Trip

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on November 17, 2014 in Archaeology |

Buffer    On November 1, 2014 a group of archaeologists and geologists participated in a workshop on chert at the New York State Museum, and then left in a caravan of cars, trucks and vans for a field trip to chert-bearing sites located in Greene and Ulster Counties.  This is the second of a projected […]

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Recent Investigation Shows Effects of Ancient Native American Forest Clearing

Posted by Edward V. Curtin on June 16, 2011 in Archaeology |

Kindle(This is the third in a series of posts about the environmental context of human ecosystems and archaeological sites in eastern North America, ca. AD 800-1700). Last summer I wrote about ancient forest clearing practices of American Indians in the Eastern Woodlands region, particularly in reference to the Mohawk and Hudson valleys of New York […]

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