Local projects on Long Island and in Northern New Jersey
Archaeology in Montclair
In northern New Jersey, at the request of the Montclair Historical Society, we are beginning a project to evaluate, through archival research and selected excavation, a property which holds several historic structures belonging to the organization.
ALTC Project in Setauket, Long Island: “A Long Time Coming”
In Setauket, Long Island, we co-sponsor the “A Long Time Coming” (ALTC) project. ALTC is an initiative of the Higher Ground Intercultural and Heritage Association, Inc., a nonprofit community-based preservation group. The ALTC project is investigating the archaeology and history of Setauket’s Native and African American community, especially in a recently designated historic district.
The aim of ALTC is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Setauket’s long-term resident minority indigenous community and to provide that community with a historical foundation and cultural presence that will help to resist encroaching suburban development and gentrification that threatens to displace them from the ancestral home.