Geology, Landscape, and the Iroquois Homeland with Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten, Geologist at NYS Museum
The bedrock of New York and its erosion created the
landscape the Iroquois peoples made their home.
It influenced their territorial boundaries, defenses,
settlement patterns, trail systems, agriculture, and
key natural resources. Chuck Ver Straeten is Curator of
Sedimentary Rocks at the New York State Museum. He
investigates the Devonian Period, c. 400 million years ago.