Archaeologists/Historic Preservation consultants Wendy E. Harris and Arnold Pickman formed Cragsmoor Consultants in 2001. Their clients have included the Open Space Institute, the Nature Conservancy, the Joint Historic Preservation Commission of Wawarsing and Ellenville, the Historical Society of Shawangunk and Gardiner, and the Shawangunk Mountains Scenic Byway. Cragsmoor Consultants has also served as consultant to the New Jersey Historic Trust. Both Wendy Harris and Arnold Pickman have received the Degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy in Anthropology from New York University, and are members of the Register of Professional Archaologists.
Prior to forming Cragsmoor Consultants Wendy E. Harris served as staff archaeologist for the New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is also a co-author of Yama Farms: A Most Unusual Catskills Resort (2006) and a contributor to the collection Tales of Gotham: Historical Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Microhistory of New York City edited by Meta F. Janowitz and Diane Dallal and published by Springer in 2013. Arnold Pickman served as Principal Investigator and/or Field Director at many New York City archaeological projects including the South Street Seaport, Hanover Square, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Staten Island’s Conference House, the Queens County Farm Museum and Sullivan Street in Greenwich Village. Harris and Pickman are co-authors of “The Rise and Demise of the Hudson River Ice Harvesting Industry,” which appears as a separate chapter in the volume The Environmental History of the Hudson River, edited by Robert E. Henshaw and published in 2011 by the State University of New York Press.
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