Thursday, April 24, 2008

State personnel visit Orange County.

Staff from  the New York State Museum and the New York State Office of Historic Preservation joined the IOCCNYSAA for a tour of several important archeological sites in Orange County. It is essential for the staff to be not only familiar with the artifacts in the museum but also the contexts in which they where found.

Ray Decker discusses some of the archaic finds at a Town of Montgomery site with Jonathan C. Lothrop, Ph.D., RPA, Curator of Archaeology at the New York State Museum.

Owen Road site artifacts examined.  

Jonathan C. Lothrop, Curator of Archaeology at the New York State Museum climbs down to the Duchess Quarry Caves.

Ed Lenik explaining the history of Dutchess Quarry Caves excavations to the museum staff.
Jonathan C. Lothrop and Douglas Mackey, archaeologist from the State Office of Historic Preservation, at the entrance of Dutchess Quarry Cave #1.
Exploring the last stop on the tour: Orange Farms Cemetery.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Ray and the other IOCC members that helped to set up and lead the tours. It is always good to get out to the sites and visit with local chapter members, and to hear about their understanding of a site and its setting.