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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline

 
 
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline
Inscription. (see the individual stones photographed below)
 
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 40° 11.885′ N, 74° 45.497′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 29. Click for map. This marker is part of South River Walk Park which is built over Route 29. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Europeans at the Falls of the Delaware (here, next to this marker); Quakers Lead the Settlement of West Jersey (here, next to this marker); The West Jersey Proprietors Rule (here, next to this marker); William Trent of Trentís Town (here, next to this marker); Native American Artifacts – Clubs to Prehistory (here, next to this marker); Who, What and Where were Sanhickans? (here, next to this marker); Native Americans Exchange Furs for European Goods (here, next to this marker); What happened to the Lenape? (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Also see . . .  Trenton Tunnel Project. “For a leisurely stroll through the history of Trenton, take a walk Ďoní
Pre-17th Century Arch at the end of this timeline. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. Pre-17th Century Arch at the end of this timeline.
the Trenton Tunnel.” (Submitted on December 16, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNatural Resources
 
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
4. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
C. 10,000 – 12,000 Years Ago Paleo-Indian Period in the Delaware Valley
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
5. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Paleo Indians first enter the Delaware Valley as the glaciers recede
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
6. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Paleo Indians use spears to hunt mammoth, caribou, elk and other large mammals now extinct or no longer found in the area
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
7. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Warming climate and rising sea levels result in the migration of large game away from the Delaware Valley, altering the way of life for native peoples
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
8. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
C. 3,000 – 10,000 Years Ago Archaic Period in the Delaware Valley
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
9. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Native Americans in the Archaic Period gather plants, hunt game, and catch fish with increasing skill and better tools
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
10. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Local Native American trade networks develop and expand far beyond the Delaware valley
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By Gary Nigh, November 2007
11. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
During the late Archaic Period some Native American groups cremate their dead and show signs of more complex social organization
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
12. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
c. 400 – 3,000 years ago Woodland Period in the Delaware Valley
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By Gary Nigh, November 2007
13. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Native Americans in the Woodland Period develop agriculture with the domestication of plants such as maize, beans, and squash
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
14. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Pottery vessels for storage and cooking first appear during the Woodland period
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
15. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
In the Late Woodland Period, Native Americans live a more settled existence in longhouses and wigwams
Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
16. Pre-17th Century Trenton Timeline Marker
Delaware Valley Native Americans speak a form of Algonquian now known as the Delaware language
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,116 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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