NEW PALTZ — Robert E. Funk, author and retired New York state archaeologist, will speak at SUNY New Paltz on Monday, April 10. His talk, “Current Research in Iroquoian Archaeology: the Garoga, Smith and Klock Sites,” will begin at 4 p.m. in the 10th floor lounge of the Jacobson Faculty Tower. It is free and open to the public.

According to Joseph Diamond, lecturer in the Anthropology Department at New Paltz, the Iroquois sites which Funk will discuss Garoga, Smith and Klock are “extremely important” Mohawk Valley villages that are believed to represent the time period immediately preceding Dutch colonization of the Hudson Valley in 1614. Diamond said the sites have provided evidence of housing patterns, palisades, storage pits, food remains, pottery, personal belongings, and a small amount of European trade items.

Funk’s talk has been coordinated by SUNY New Paltz history professor Laurence Hauptman for the American Indian Studies Program, in conjunction with the university’s Anthropology Department. It is supported by the SUNY New Paltz Foundation.

For additional information about this talk, please contact Diamond at (845) 257-2988.