CRAGSMOOR CONSULTANTS


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Cragsmoor Consultants assists business, industry and government agencies in meeting requirements under local, state and Federal laws and procedures for the identification, assessment and protection of archaeological sites.

Our facilities are located in Cragsmoor, Ulster County, New York and New York City. Our staff has more than 20 years experience in the formulation of agency requirements and in the planning and conduct of all phases of archaeological and historical investigations.

 Click on this trowel button for a description of some of our projects.


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Several of our projects have been aimed at exploring historical and archaeological aspects of landscape change in the Hudson River Valley. This research has been summarized in a series of published articles and  papers presented at meetings of several professional societies. Three of these can be viewed by clicking on the first three trowels below.

LANDSCAPE, LANDUSE AND THE ICONOGRAPHY OF SPACE IN THE HUDSON RIVER
VALLEY: THE NINETEENTH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY. Paper Presented at the New York
                    Academy of Sciences December 9, 1996.

TOWARDS AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE  HUDSON RIVER ICE HARVESTING INDUSTRY.  Article Published in Northeast Historical Archaeology Vol 29, 2000

SLIP-SLIDIN' AWAY: ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HUDSON RIVER ICE INDUSTRY.
Paper Presented at the
1998 Annual Meeting of the Council on Northeast Historical Archaeology

One of our research projects has focused on a portion of the Hudson River located approximately
15 miles south of Albany, N.Y. Click on this button to take a (virtual) time traveling sailing trip on
                  this portion of the River as it was in 1847.

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Cragsmoor Consultants has been involved in efforts to protect the Shawangunk Ridge Area of Ulster County, an irreplaceable scenic and historical resource. The two papers here provide further information on the natural and cultural history and prehistory of the Shawangunks.

THE STORY OF THE SHAWANGUNK MOUNTAINS REGION
Prepared for the Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway Steering Committee

 PROTECTING CULTURAL RESOURCES AT SAM’S POINT PRESERVE
Article appearing in Shawangunk Watch (2001)

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