Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Meeting Update

We are happy to report that our first meeting of the year was a great success! We kicked off the new year with our first annual Artifact Show and Learn, an event where archaeologists and enthusiasts were invited to bring their collections to show and discuss.  Professional archaeologists were available throughout the event to provide interpretations of any artifact brought to their attention. The meeting concluded with a presentation, The I-95 Project, presented by URS Archaeologists. We were happy to see so many new faces and familiar friends, thank you for coming out! If you were unable to attend the January meeting, please continue to check our webpage and facebook for information pertaining to future meetings and events. Also, be sure to check out these candid shots we nabbed over the weekend:

Like what you see? Check out more photos from this event and updates for future meetings on facebook  , we hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Meeting January 17, 2015

Archaeological Society of NJ meeting
Saturday January 17, 2015

New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street, Trenton

In the Second floor Natural History Gallery in the Innovation Lab Classroom.
10:00am – 11:00am Board meeting: Open to all 

11:00am – 12:00 Lunch (on your own) 
12:00 – 2:00pm First Annual Artifact “Show and Learn” Bring your Native American, prehistoric, or historic artifacts to show noted New Jersey experts and scholars for evaluation and identification. All are welcome. Time permitting, up to five artifacts will be examined. Please note: monetary  appraisals of artifacts will not be made
2:00pm – 3:00pm Presentation: The I-95 Project, by URS archaeologists

Program is free; Light refreshments will be served. Donations are appreciated!  Parking is free on the weekends in the lot behind and adjacent to the Museum and Planetarium. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Please renew your membership!

Dear ASNJ Members, friends, and supporters: 

  The holidays are fast approaching and ASNJ would like to invite you to renew your membership or purchase a new membership, perhaps for you or as a gift to a friend/loved one.  The ASNJ has developed exciting programs for its members for the 2015 year, which members can enjoy.  On January 17th, the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton will host the ASNJ for a day of artifact show-and-tell followed by interesting presentations.  Bring your artifacts and join us!  Your membership renewal can be easily and quickly made by visiting us at Archaeological Society of New Jersey: Membership 


Michael Gall

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Save the Date!!! January 17, 2015 New Jersey State Museum

Our first ever - Artifact Show... and Learn

Bring your finds, artifacts, wannabees, and hopefuls - both historic and prehistoric Native American to the New Jersey State Museum. Show and learn is free! followed by presentations about the recent URS I-95 excavations.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Conference 2014 - Long Branch, NJ SAVE THE DATE!

CNEHA will be hosting a meeting in just a couple of weeks in Long Branch, New Jersey. The conference will run from Novermber 6th through November 9th.  Several ASNJ members will be presenting paper on their most recent projects. Please check out CNEHA's preliminary program for a list of paper topics, workshops and tours that will be offered. (The final paper presentation schedule will be available no later than November 7th)

Cost of Attendence and (optional) workshops, tours and merchandise fees:

Advance registration for paid 2014 CNEHA members $65.00 U.S./$65.00Cdn
Advance registration for non-members* $75.00 U.S./$75.00
Student registration with i.d. $35.00 U.S./$35.00 Cdn
Spouse registration (for spouses who are not archaeologists) $35.00 U.S./$35.00 Cdn
At-door registration $75.00 U.S./$75.00 Cdn
Banquet (Saturday, October 22; $50.00 U.S./$50.00 Cdn

Workshops: Friday, November 7
1. Early American Glass (Mary Mills) $25 U.S./$25.00 Cdn
2. Blacksmithing—hands on $25 U.S./$25.00 Cdn

Tours: Friday, November 7
1. Monmouth Battlefield (11 Maximum) $35 U.S./$35.00 Cdn
(Tour led by Garry Wheeler Stone and Dan Sivilich)
2. Archaeological Treasures: Point Breeze and Timbuctoo $35 U.S./$35.00 Cdn
(11 Maximum, Tour Led by Michael Gall, Chris Barton, and Paul Schopp)
Combo: Tour and Workshop Friday, November 7 (11 maximum)
1. Raritan Landing Tour and Virtual Reconstructions in Archaeology $35.00 U.S./$35.00 Cdn.

Conference Souvenirs
1. T-Shirts $20.00 each

Like what you see? Please feel free to register for the conference via paypal, mail-in registrations are also welcome.

We hope to see you there!

Artifact Show and Learn- reminder to Save the Date!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an artifact "show and learn" session at our January meeting.  This meeting will be held on January 17th at the New Jersey State Museum. If you have an artifact you would like us to identify or discuss, we encourage you to bring it with you. Several experts will be available to interpret both historic and prehistoric specimens. These experts will answer inquiries related to the form, function and cultural context of these object; monetary appraisals will not be provided.

We look forward to your visit!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Abbott Farm Archaeological Site tour!

Sat., Nov. 15. Indians of the Abbott Marshlands. 1-3 PM.  The Abbott Farm encompasses numerous archaeological sites oriented around the Delaware River, its tributaries and freshwater tidal marshes near Trenton, New Jersey. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974. Evidence of American Indian occupations at the Abbott Farm span the time from roughly 13,000 years ago through the 18th century and the concerted settlement of the area by European colonists. Field trip participants will enjoy on-site presentations dealing with the American Indian archaeology of the landmark, the history of its exploration, and a walking tour emphasizing the variable landscapes and local resources that were utilized over time by the original inhabitants of New Jersey. The tour is led by archaeologists Michael Stewart (Temple University) and Gregory Lattanzi (New Jersey State Museum) who have spent years studying the landmark.

The tour is limited to 15 participants and is suitable for young adults and older individuals. Handouts will be provided. Dress for the weather and walking on wooded trails. The tour will involve walking approximately 1 to 1.5 miles. To register, contact Kelly Rypkema, 609-303-0704.  Contact / information: 609-303-0704.  Meet at the Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ.