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Native American History Finds a New Home

Over 400 artifacts were uncovered by archaeologists prior to the construction of the Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Facility in Mount Pleasant and Greenburgh in Westchester County. These artifacts were given to the Historical Society Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. Many of the unearthed objects date as far back as the late Archaic Era and early Woodland Period (ca. 5500-2800 BP)

Projectile point

Artifacts & Acquisition
When the Department of Environmental Protection determined that the 154-acre Eastview site was the preferred location for the placement of the UV facility, Historical Perspectives, Inc. was hired to perform a detailed historical and archaeological study of the area. The initial search of the parcel yielded two projectile points dating back as far as 2,800 years before present time.
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Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Facility
The Catskill/Delaware UV Facility, the largest facility of its kind in the world, consists of fifty-six 40-million-gallon-per-day UV disinfection units and is designed to disinfect a maximum of 2.4 billion gallons of water per day.
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Education & Outreach
The artifacts unearthed at the Westchester site of the Catskill/Delaware UV Facility are clues to learning about the people who once lived in the area. Education programs and resources help to understand who these people were, how they lived, what the tools were used for, where they fished and hunted, and how the artifacts were excavated.
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