Saturday, October 18, 2014

Abbott Farm Archaeological Site tour!

Sat., Nov. 15. Indians of the Abbott Marshlands. 1-3 PM.  The Abbott Farm encompasses numerous archaeological sites oriented around the Delaware River, its tributaries and freshwater tidal marshes near Trenton, New Jersey. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. Evidence of American Indian occupations at the Abbott Farm span the time from roughly 13,000 years ago through the 18th century and the concerted settlement of the area by European colonists. Field trip participants will enjoy on-site presentations dealing with the American Indian archaeology of the landmark, the history of its exploration, and a walking tour emphasizing the variable landscapes and local resources that were utilized over time by the original inhabitants of New Jersey. The tour is led by archaeologists Michael Stewart (Temple University) and Gregory Lattanzi (New Jersey State Museum) who have spent years studying the landmark.

The tour is limited to 15 participants and is suitable for young adults and older individuals. Handouts will be provided. Dress for the weather and walking on wooded trails. The tour will involve walking approximately 1 to 1.5 miles. To register, contact Kelly Rypkema, 609-303-0704.  Contact / information: 609-303-0704.  Meet at the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ.