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New York and New Jersey

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.

View photos of this project from March 2013

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.

Learn more about the ALTC project

Learn about the ALTC Summer Field School in 2013