The Lenni Lenápe

Archaeological studies and recovered artifacts dating from 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, and nearby finds dating from more than 12,000 years ago, confirm that parts of the area now known as the City of Bordentown were inhabited by prehistoric people. Much later in the late Woodlands era, some areas of the City were occupied, fished, and hunted, by predecessors of, and later still, members of, the Lenni Lenape tribe. Their trails formed the basis for early pathways leading to and from City creeks, the Delaware River, and the Trenton-Hamilton-Bordentown Marsh. Lenni Lenape people were present when settlers arrived from Europe.</p> Unchanged: <p> Archaeological studies and recovered artifacts dating from 6,000 to 8,000 years ago, and nearby finds dating from more than 12,000 years ago, confirm that parts of the area now known as the City of Bordentown were inhabited by prehistoric people. Much later in the late Woodlands era, some areas of the City were occupied, fished, and hunted, by predecessors of, and later still, members of, the Lenni Lenape tribe. Their trails formed the basis for early pathways leading to and from City creeks, the Delaware River, and the Trenton-Hamilton-Bordentown Marsh. Lenni Lenape people were present when settlers arrived from Europe.