December 4, 2012

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Artifacts dating back thousands of years turned over to historical group

Artifacts donated to the Society

TARRYTOWN – Over 400 artifacts, some dating back over 5,000 years, were turned over Monday to the Historical Society of Tarrytown and Sleepy hollow by the New York City DEP.

The agency unearthed them prior to construction of the Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Treatment Facility in Eastview.

DEP spokesman Adam Bosch said the artifacts will become part of the educational collection at the historical society.

“The DEP is really, really excited that we could have an archeological consultant excavate these very carefully, process them, catalogue them, carbon date them, and then ultimately turn them over to a group that we know is going to be a really great steward for them and share them with the public so the public can know more about the history of the Hudson Valley,” Bosch said.

The collection will enhance research opportunities and contribute to the compilation of artifacts related to the heritage of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and the region, said Society Curator Sara Mascia.

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