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Ward's Point Archeological Site

Tottenville, New York
County of Richmond.
National Register Number: 93000609
Resource type: Site.
Congressional District: NY-13 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 19, 1993):
Ward's Point is the largest, best preserved, and most intensively studied archeological locale associated with Indian people in the metropolitan New York area. Knowledge of the site dates to 1858, when workmen excavating the foundations of a house unearthed the first reported human interments in the area. Archeological resources at Ward's Point chronicle contact between Munsee people and Europeans along the Atlantic Coast during the late 16th and early 17th centuries.


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