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The Paleo and Archaic Indians of NJ at Washington Crossing State Park
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm
THE PALEO AND ARCHAIC INDIANS OF NEW JERSEY
Jim Wade, former archivist and researcher with the N.J. State Museum will take participants on a journey back to the time of the last ice age, when the earliest Native American peoples entered what is now New Jersey. Discover how these Paleo-Indians lived and survived in an artic landscape filled with strange, prehistoric fur-covered animals, like the wooly mammoth, great elk, and musk oxen – Learn how these earliest people adapted to their harsh environment and hunted with specialized Clovis spear points – See how these prehistoric hunters opened the way for new bands of Archaic peoples who followed, with new innovative stone tools and lifestyles. The program will include a slide presentation and Native American artifacts will be on display.
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