Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Lenape

Here we are in Bayville, New Jersey. I have made reference in this blog and its chronicle of our journey,  the unexpected enjoyment of receiving local TV as we have traveled along. In Bayville, at this Cedar Creek Campground,  we get a few NYC and a few Philadelphia stations, connected to camp cable.
So, this station from Philly has a history blip on and thay are talking about the Lenape. A Native American tribe of this area, the name translates as "The Original People". I'll say, This show is talking about excavating artifacts of human existence, (the Lenape, they are saying), that, when carbon dated, are shown to date back to 3500 BC. Here in the US?  Humans in 3500 BC? This is a bit new to me and my limited knowledge of history.  I'm fascinated. I wonder if they were growing Jersey corn and Jersey tomatoes back then...

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