On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Archaeological Society of Delaware and the New Castle Historical Society, will present the “Delaware Valley Archaeology and History Symposium.” The event will include scholarly presentations on the history and archaeology of the lower Delaware Valley including new research and recent updates on the Avery’s Rest archaeological site in Sussex County Del., and the search for Fort Casimir in New Castle, Del. A schedule of symposium activities is included below.
The symposium will take place at the Arsenal building, headquarters of the New Castle Historical Society, located at 30 Market St. in New Castle, Del. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information about the symposium, contact coordinator John Martin at John.W.Martin@delaware.gov or call 302-736-7406. For information on the Arsenal building, call 302-322-2794.
How Oral History Shone Light on a Forgotten Hall
John W. Martin
Stories in Stone: Evolving Settlement Patterns, Building Traditions, and Religious Practices at Newark Union Church and Cemetery
Dr. Andreya Mihaleow
A Progress Report on the Archaeology of the John Bell Tavern Site, Dover, Delaware
“Whereon Ye Ould Foart Stood:” A Summary of Archaeological Investigations at Fort Casimir, City of New Castle
Lunch on your own
Changing the ‘View’ at Buena Vista: A Holistic Look at an Agricultural Landscape
Cultural Resources in the 21st Century: Legacy, Loss, and Adaptation on the Delaware Bay
Dr. Heather Wholey
Avery’s Rest: An Anthropological Genetic Investigation