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    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873



    Modernization of the Hunterdon County Historical Society’s Collection of Native American Artifacts
    or, how a forgotten treasure trove of Indian relics was transformed into a modern exhibit of indigenous culture

    Thursday, December 8, 2022

    At the Clarion Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey

    Gregory Herman, Ed Fimbel, and Mark Zdepski




    Social Hour 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm    /    Dinner 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm   
    Presentation begins at 8:00 pm   



    Clarion Hotel         60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873         (732) 560-9880


    End of Business, Wednesday, December 7, 2022.  A timely RSVP is appreciated!

    Please note, you can register more than one individual at a time!
    Don't forget to add the event to your calendar from our website!


    $35 for AEG members     /     $45 non-members     /     $5 for students with RSVP 
     Non-members always welcome!  Pay at the door by check, cash, or credit card. 
    Make check payable to AEG.

    To celebrate our return to in-person meetings, bring a guest who is new to AEG, and they pay half-price!



    One professional development hour (pdh) for continuing education credit (CEC) will be awarded for attending the presentation.



    This meeting is available for sponsorship. Contact our treasurer or secretary to arrange exposure for your organization or service!


        Our area was once the center of a thriving prehistoric argillite-based indigenous Native American culture, and stone artifacts from that period have been found locally for years.  AEG Geologists Mark Zdepski and Greg Herman were key members of the team, joined by Ed Fimbel, that curated an impressive new exhibit of mostly locally-found artifacts just put on display in Flemington, New Jersey, by the Hunterdon County Historical Society (HCHS).
        The revamped exhibit was opened in time for Native American Heritage month.  Herman, Zdepski and Fimbel transformed a little known, time capsule-like collection of stone tools, arrowheads and weapons---some of which had been sitting untouched for years in the original collectors’ old oak cabinets---into a modern museum-quality exhibit.
        This talk will highlight the ingenuity and practical use of local Earth materials by indigenous peoples.  It will trace the innovative ways that the stone tools and weapons changed over the 13,000-year time period covered by the exhibit, and the adaptations made in response to climate change.
        These artifacts represent the unwritten legacy of the Lenape people in Hunterdon County, from early times through their first contact with Europeans 500 years ago. Beautiful illustrations of indigenous culture by famed Archeologist John Kraft were incorporated into the exhibit to bring the Lenape people to life. 
        Most of the artifacts on display were found in the Hunterdon County area by gentleman farmers in the 1800’s, wealthy individuals who collected and curated artifacts in the manner of the time.  Now, in 2022, their collections have been augmented, lit, and labeled so that we can more fully appreciate the unique treasures of the region.
        Please join Geologists Greg Herman, Mark Zdepski and their colleague Collector Ed Fimbel, in a virtual tour of the new exhibit and their presentation on transforming the unique HCHS Deats-Thatcher Native American collection into a modern, historically-accurate accessible display of indigenous stone artifacts and culture. 

    Greg Herman is a Geologist at Trap Rock Industries who spent 32 years with the NJ State Geological Survey, teaches structural geology and continues researching and writing about impact tectonics and geoarchaeology.  Read Greg Herman’s remarkable story of finding his first arrowhead (shown on cover): http://www.impacttectonics.org/Archeology/Pennsylvania/GH1.html
    Mark Zdepski ran his own geological consulting firm JMZ Geology in Flemington NJ until 2017 and continues to pursue his personal and professional interests in ore deposits, stone quarries, industrial archaeology, historical preservation and early cultures.
    Ed Fimbel is an accomplished local collector with an outstanding 15-state personal collection, who was integral to the renovations of the Native American artifact collection in Flemington.


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Past events

10 Nov 2022 11/10/22 AEG Event about Deep Aquifer Discharge
22 Oct 2022 Native American Exhibition 10/22/22
14 Jul 2022 July 14, 2022 - LSRPA Trenton Thunder Baseball Game
25 May 2022 5/25/22 AEG Event about Glauconitic Sand
6 Apr 2022 4/6/22 AEG Event about Geogenic Contaminants
18 Nov 2021 Free AEG Webinar on Fire Island
27 Oct 2021 AEG WEBINARS
22 Jul 2021 7/22/21 Baseball Game
10 Jun 2021 Virtual Event: Arsenic & Trace Elements in Glauconitic Soil
17 Dec 2020 12/17/20 Webinar: Lobbying and Tracking Legislative Issues Pertaining to Geologists
14 Sep 2020 2020 Virtual AEG Annual Meeting
26 Mar 2020 SAVE THE DATE: 3/26/20 Hazardous Waste Characterization Dinner Meeting
27 Feb 2020 2/27/20 Coastal Plain Geology of NJ Dinner Meeting
4 Feb 2020 NJ Site Remediation Conference 2/4/20-2/5/20
5 Dec 2019 12/5/19 PCB Remediation Waste Dinner Meeting
14 Nov 2019 11/14/19 AEG Student Night
2 Nov 2019 11/2/19 AEG Annual Field Trip
1 Oct 2019 10/1/19 AEG Dinner Meeting - Hydrogeology of the Atlantic Highlands
4 Jun 2019 BCONE & AEG (NSCW) Event 6/4/19
11 Apr 2019 4/11/19 AEG Dinner Meeting - Newark Basin
28 Mar 2019 AEG Student Night 3/28/19
14 Mar 2019 3/14/19 AEG Dinner Meeting - Hartford Basin
7 Feb 2019 2/7/19 AEG Dinner Meeting - Culpeper Basin
17 Jan 2019 1/17/19 AEG Dinner Meeting - Newark Basin
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8 Nov 2018 11/8/18 NJ POST SAME / AEG: Technical Presentation on In-Situ Thermal Remediation and PFAS Treatment
25 Oct 2018 10/25/18 AEG & NJLSRPA Event
14 Sep 2018 AEG 2018 Annual Meeting
23 May 2018 BCONE/AEG presents the 9th Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop
15 May 2018 5/15/18 Emerging Contaminants Have Emerged
26 Apr 2018 4/26/18 Mutli-level well design, selection, and construction.
8 Mar 2018 Tracing the Sources of Municipal Groundwater Supply Contamination Using Forensic Hydrogeology
22 Feb 2018 Fourth Annual AEG Student Night 2/22/18
13 Dec 2017 AEG & SAME Joint Dinner Meeting 12/13/17
16 Nov 2017 AEG Dinner Meeting about the Potomac-Raritan-Magothy Aquifer
19 Oct 2017 AEG NY-P Dinner Meeting - Thursday, October 19, 2017
9 Sep 2017 AEG Annual Meeting
3 Sep 2017 Free Trenton Thunder tickets!
11 Jul 2017 Trenton Thunder Networking Event!
20 Apr 2017 “In-Situ ‘Green’ Groundwater Treatment Design and Engineering of Controlled Vertical Hydraulically Fractured Groundwater Remediation Programs”
30 Mar 2017 AEG NY-P Third Annual Student Night - March 30, 2017
21 Feb 2017 AEG NY-P & LSRPA Joint Event - February 21, 2017
19 Jan 2017 Industrial Development, Urban Land-Use Practices, and Resulting Groundwater Contamination


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