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.