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Archaeology and the Delaware Indians, a 12,000-Year Odyssey with Dr. Richard Veit

Archaeology and the Delaware Indians, a 12,000-Year Odyssey with Dr. Richard Veit

04/26/2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Archaeology and the Delaware Indians, a 12,000-Year Odyssey with Dr. Richard Veit

Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

This heavily illustrated presentation examines New Jersey’s rich Native American heritage. It begins with a discussion of the sources archaeologists use to inform their work, including artifacts, archaeological sites, colonial documents, and oral histories. Then, using a series of case studies, the cultural history of the region is examined from the earliest Paleoindian pathfinders over 10,000 years ago through to the Lenape of the historic period.

Richard Veit, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology and Interim Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University. A North American historical archaeologist, his research focuses on the colonial Middle Atlantic Region. This event was made possible by a Covid-19 grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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