Archaeology Fest: Seeing Montauk Through Ancient Eyes
Sponsored by Montauk Indian Museum
Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

Second House
Montauk Highway at 2nd House Road
Montauk, NY
United States

Join us in uncovering the secrets of primitive techology with hands on activities including:

  • Jack Cresson, world class flintknapper
  • Archaeolgists and artisans
  • Doug Meyer, blow gun specialist
  • Deer hide preparation
  • Bob Berg, atlatl throwing specialist
  • Arthur Kirms, wampum making
  • Diane Mayo, primitive pottery
  • Barry Keegan, fire making
  • Cook venison
  • Basketry
  • Cordage


SPEAKERS - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 20 minutes each. After their talks the speakers will continue conversations with interested members of the public to explore the topic in greater detail

  1. Dr. William Schindler,Professor, Dept of Sociology & Anthropology, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Title of Talk: Antler to Tail Dining: How Prehistoric Populations Really Ate Deer
Discussion about results of his experiments that indicate the importance of deer to prehistoric people in Northeast: food, clothing, tools, shelter, etc.


  1. Dr. Faren Siminoff,Professor of History, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY and author of Crossing the Sound: The Rise of Atlantic American Communities in Seventeenth Century Eastern Long Island

Title of Talk: Finding Lost Ground: the story of Wyandanch and Lion Gardiner
Relations between the European settlers and the Native populations on the East End


  1. Dr. Gaynell Stone,Editor of The History and Archaeology of the Montaukett and past president of the Suffolk County Archaeological Society

Title of Talk: The Prehistory and History of the Montaukett


Contact Information
Montauk Indian Museum


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