24 March 2014

Program features discoveries from 2013 SUNY New Paltz Archaeological Exploration

Last summer, Professor Joseph Diamond and the SUNY New Paltz Archaeological Field School excavated six units at Historic Huguenot Street and the New Paltz Reformed Church. These units revealed evidence of early Native American presence, circa 1200-1575 AD. It also revealed pottery, projectile points, prehistoric food remains, and more!
New Paltz was founded in 1677 by the Huguenots who fled Northern France and the persecution of the Catholic Church. The Deyo family was among the men who purchased land from the Esopus. The other men were from the Bevier, Crispell, DuBois, Freer, Hasbrouck, and LeFevre families.
Professor Diamond will present his findings this Thursday, 27 March 27. He will also answer questions regarding his work. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in Deyo Hall of the Huguenot Historic Street. General admission is $8. Members and seniors are just $5 and students are free.
Diamond is a professor in the Anthropology Department at SUNY New Paltz.

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