THE PALEO AND ARCHAIC INDIANS OF NEW JERSEY
February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jim Wade, former archivist andresearcher with the N.J. State Museum will take participants on a journey backto the time of the last ice age, when the earliest Native American peoplesentered what is now New Jersey. Discover how these Paleo-Indians lived andsurvived in an artic landscape filled with strange, prehistoric fur-coveredanimals, like the wooly mammoth, great elk, and musk oxen – Learn how theseearliest people adapted to their harsh environment and hunted with specializedClovis spear points – See how these prehistoric hunters opened the way for newbands of Archaic peoples who followed, with new innovative stone tools andlifestyles. The program will include a slide presentation and Native Americanartifacts will be on display.