Series provides a historical context to understand the complex and often difficult role that race has played in the history of the United States and the state of Delaware.
Historical play on Caesar Rodney, Native-American programming and Chautauqua tent shows among the activities to be presented.
Spotlighting the Lenapé Indian Tribe of Delaware, events will include music, drumming, dancing, crafts and lectures.
Contact Period (A.D. 1600 – 1750.) The Contact Period is enigmatic cultural period of Delaware’s archaeological record which begins with the arrival of the first substantial numbers of Europeans and ends with the extermination of all but a few remnant communities of Native Americans. The Lenape were the main ethnic group living in Delaware at […]
Archaic Period (6500 – 3000 B.C.). The Archaic Period is the most poorly known time period in all of Delaware prehistory, even though it is not the oldest. There are no well-preserved and excavated sites from this period in the state. Nevertheless, many projectile points from this time period have been found on the surface […]
Native American Projectile Point Classification Guide Woodland I Period (3000 B.C. – A.D. 1000). The Woodland I time period is one of profound culture change in prehistoric Delaware. The Archaic period oak-hemlock forests were replaced first by oak-hickory and then oak-chestnut forests which were exceptionally rich in food resources. In the southern parts of the […]
Native American Projectile Point Classification Guide Woodland II Period (A.D. 1000 – 1600.) In many parts of the Middle Atlantic region the Woodland II Period is characterized by the development of settled village life supported by agriculture based on corn, beans, and squash. However, to date we have almost no evidence of any such developments […]
Paleo-Indian Period (12,000 – 6500 B.C.). The people who lived in Delaware during the Paleo-Indian time period were the region’s first human residents. Descendants of the first Asians to enter North America via the land bridge that linked Alaska and Siberia during the Ice Age, these nomadic hunters and gatherers wandered across the continent and […]
(from Custer, Jay F. “A Guide to Prehistoric Arrowheads and Spear Points of Delaware.” UD Center for Archaeological Research, Newark, DE. 1996.) There were many changes in the environments of Delaware during the 15,000 years or so of human occupation of the state, and prehistoric peoples had to adapt to these environmental changes. Each of […]
Series explores the history of the Lewes, Del. area from the 17th to the 20th centuries.