Native American Artifacts


by Danielle Maerlender

Greg Reynolds, a museum internship student at the College at Brockport, is working on an independent study researching the Native American artifacts at the Emily Knapp Museum.

In this picture, Greg can be seen with Dan Burns, long-time museum volunteer, examining one of the six Native American projectile points that are housed in the Emily Knapp collection.

Each of the projectile points date back to between the early and late Archaic periods ranging from 8000 BC to 2000 BC. They are made of Onondaga chert that came from the Onondaga Rock Formation that runs east to west throughout New York State.

Published by Emily L Knapp Museum

The Emily L. Knapp Museum is a municipal museum associated with the Village of Brockport. The museum is located on the second and third floors in the former home of one of Brockport’s most prominent families, the Seymours, while the first floor contains the Village of Brockport offices. Those who visit Brockport’s collection of local history will feel they’ve entered a time when the Erie Canal was the bustling commercial center of this Victorian village: when ladies wore high-laced shoes and skirts that scraped the slate sidewalks, and the gentlemen sported tall silk hats; when phonographs and stereopticon views as well as novels by our famed authoress, Mary Jane Holmes, entertained the masses. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.

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