Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The finding of knives, net sinkers, arrowpoints, scrapers and chips, indicates that the level ground in front of you was used as a campsite by Indians while on hunting and fishing expeditions. Additional artifacts, that were found here and throughout the museum area, can be seen on display in the historical museum, along with other material collected in the Bear Mountain Park area and vicinity.
When making arrowpoints and other tolls, the Indians first roughly shaped their stones with hammerstones, then finished them by pressure-flaking with a deer antler.
Location. 41° 19.027′ N, 73° 59.301′ W. Marker is in Bear Mountain, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 9 W when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on a walking trail through the zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walt Whitman (within shouting distance of this marker); Appalachian Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bear Mt. Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anthonys Nose (about Ancient Canyon (about 600 feet away); Railroads (about 600 feet away); Scenic Road (about 600 feet away); Boundaries (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Mountain.
More about this marker. Examples of scrapers, arrowpoints, knives, hammerstones, broken and unfinished arrowpoints and chips from the making of tools appear on the marker.
Categories. • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 679 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.