Paleoindians is Topic of Archaeology Program

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Jennifer Rankin (Temple University, AECOM), has been conducting research at the Snyder Site Complex which is situated on a series of terraces adjacent to the Delaware River in New Jersey.

This site stands out as an uncommon Clovis period occupation from which over 30 fluted projectile points have been reported.

Factors that may have influenced the repeated use of this site near the end of the last ice age approximately 13,000 years ago are considered including: the ecology and resource potential of the environment; proximity to sources of chert and jasper toolstone, and its role as a potential gathering place of a number of Paleoindian bands where exchanges of information, trade, and socializing could take place.

Jennifer will summarize her work in her presentation The Snyder Complex and Paleoindian Archaeology in the Delaware Valley at the on Friday, November 18th at the meeting of the North Fork Chapter 29 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology. The program begins at 7:00 pm at the Heritage House located at 4 Sylvania Street in Brookville. It is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Ken Burkett at (814) 849-0077 or email [email protected]

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