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The history of New Jersey dates back thousands of years, as the first indigenous peoples settled in the Delaware Valley. Yet so much of their culture and lives remain a mystery. The archaeological remains from New Jersey’s early Native American inhabitants can provide material evidence about where they lived, the tools they made, the dwellings they inhabited, what they ate, their physical appearance, and, to some extent, their cultural practices and religious beliefs. However, it is an imperfect record. Please join us as Dr. Richard Veit discusses the archeological record and what we can glean from New Jersey’s first residents.
Richard Veit, Ph.D. is Professor of Anthropology and Interim Provost and Senior Vice President at Monmouth University. A North American historical archaeologist, his research focuses on the colonial Middle Atlantic Region. He is the author of eight books and has been the recipient of Monmouth University’s distinguished teacher award.