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Field Trip to the NYSM: The Oldest Artifacts in New York

West Athens Hill is an archaeological site in the Hudson Valley where early Native Americans camped 13-12,500 years ago. Museum visitors might recognize this site from the Ice Age Hunters diorama in Native Peoples Hall, which interprets the lives of these early peoples from the site's archaeological discoveries. Join Curator of Archaeology, Jonathan Lothrop, to get a behind-the-scenes look at the archaeology and artifacts of West Athens Hill and learn how early Native Americans survived on the Ice Age landscapes of New York.