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Minisink Hills in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site

 
 
Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
1. Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site Marker
Inscription. Nearly 13,000 years old, this location, near the confluence of the Delaware River and Brodhead Creek, is one of the earliest dated Native American sites in the northeastern US. Archaeological investigations uncovered hundreds of stone tools left by the early inhabitants around a series of campfires. Remains of fish and fruit provided evidence of a more diverse diet than expected for the late Ice Age.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 59.734′ N, 75° 8.24′ W. Marker is in Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on River Road (CR 2028). Touch for map. The marker is located in River's Edge Park-Eastern Regional Park. Marker is in this post office area: Minisink Hills PA 18341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware Water Gap (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nicholas DuPuy (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kittatinny Point (approx. 1.8 miles away in New Jersey); Daniel Brodhead (approx. 1.9 miles away); Nicholas Depuy (approx. 2 miles away); a different
Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
2. Shawnee-Minisink Archaeological Site Marker
marker also named Delaware Water Gap (approx. 2.1 miles away); Dansbury Mission (approx. 2.6 miles away); Col. Jacob Stroud (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansPaleontologySettlements & Settlers
 
Rivers Edge Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 2, 2015
3. Rivers Edge Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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