Sunday, September 14, 2014

ASNJ T-Shirts Available

Show your support for ASNJ by wearing our new ASNJ T-Shirt! T-Shirts are also available at meetings. Please click here for more information.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

ASNJ Upcoming Events!

Hello!

ASNJ will be hosting it's next meeting in October, we hope to see you there:

Archaeological Society of NJ meeting
Saturday October 18, 2014

Feltville/The Deserted Village, Watchung Reservation.
9 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

10:00-12:00: Walking Tour of Feltville/The Deserted Village led by Archaeologist Matt Tomaso
Meet at the parking lot on Glenside Ave.

11:00-12:00: Board Meeting (Masker’s Barn)
12:00-12:45: Lunch
1:00 Opening Remarks and President’s Welcome

Lecture Series
1:15-1:45: Antebellum Archaeology of Two Mill Tenders’ Houses in New Jersey: Raddin-Badgeley (Feltville, Berkeley Heights) and the Polhemus House Site (Silverton, Toms River), Presented by Matt Tomaso (PS&S Consulting)

1:45-2:15: Mapping the Archive: Drawing Pre-Historic Wessex, Presented by David Platt

2:15-2:45: Break
2:45-3:15: 17th Century Settlement Systems in Middlesex County, Presented by Mike Gall

3:15-3:45 An Archaeological Discovery of a Woodland Period Site in Gloucester City, Camden County, Presented by Adam Heinrich


In addition, ASNJ will be present at this year's Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Conference 2014 which will be held in Long Branch, New Jersey.  We hope to see you there!  Details are listed below:

CNEHA 2014
November 7-9, Ocean Place Hotel and Resort, Long Branch, NJ


The Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology’s 2014 annual meeting will be held at the Ocean Place Hotel and Resort in Long Branch, New Jersey. There are over 90 papers planned for the conference, with sessions on Slavery and Freedom in the greater Delaware Valley, local stonewares, and colonial New England, to name a few. One of our sessions celebrates the careers of two New Jersey archaeologists and CNEHA stalwarts Budd Wilson and Ed Lenik. Tours are planned to Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Joseph Bonaparte’s Point Breeze, Timbuctoo, and Raritan Landing. Workshops on early American glass, blacksmithing, and virtual reconstructions in archaeology are planned. There will also be displays of New Jersey stonewares.

Our conference hotel is the Ocean Place Resort (https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_reservation.cfm?groupID=1194984&hotelID=13199)

We have an excellent conference rate of just $129.00 a night. To make a reservation call 732-571-5764.

The following link will take you to the conference registration form:
http://www.cneha.org/conference/2014conference_registration.pdf


Student's who plan to attend the conference (or for those who are just curious to learn more about it), please feel free to join this group to meet in advance:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1471436403123674/

Feel free to "like" the CNEHA 2014 conference page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Council-for-Northeast-Historical-Archaeology/184245634953123

Friday, August 8, 2014

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS 28TH ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

28TH ANNUAL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE

Hosted by

THE NORTH JERSEY HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

INC. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER NYSAA

FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST STATE PARK


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
LAUNTENBURG VISITOR CENTER, STERLING FOREST STATE PARK
115 OLD FORGE ROAD, TUXEDO, NY

CONFERENCE THEME: HISTORIC IRONMAKING

In 2014 we celebrate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Ironmaster Peter Hasenclever in Ringwood in 1764.

Please join us at this “IRONMASTERS CONFERENCE” by presenting your research.  Topics should  relate to aspects of the iron industry – works, mines, owners and workers, etc.  Presentations should be limited to 25 minutes and may be illustrated in Power Point only.  (We will not have slide projectors or overhead projectors available). Presenters will have an opportunity to interact with fellow presenters and an audience of iron buffs,  archaeologists, and iron industry historians.  The event is free to attend, but reservations will be required as space is limited.

Sterling Forest State Park is an historic iron site containing Sterling Furnace, the ruins of a workers village, ruins of iron related buildings and many mines.  The beautiful Launtenburg Visitor Center overlooks Sterling Lake and contains several exhibits relating to the history of iron mining and manufacturing in the Park along with an introductory movie that describes the region and its resources.

Kindly submit a title and abstract to Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., Program chair, via email atedlenik@hotmail.com or snail mail at 100 Deerfield Road, Wayne, NJ 07470-6414 bySeptember 1, 2014. Please include your affiliation and a brief bibliography.

Walking tours of iron sites in the region are being planned and the three sponsoring organizations will have books for sale in the Bookroom.

Questions?  Please contact Ed Lenik at the email above.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Tulpehaking Nature Center survey


The Tulpehaking Nature Center will soon open (October 8th), and nature center staff want to know what programs you’d like to see developed there. Would you lend three minutes of your time to answer this six question survey?

The nature center sits on the bluffs overlooking the Abbott Marshlands just south of Trenton, NJ. Formerly known as the Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh, The Abbott Marshlands is known for its rich archaeological heritage, with deposits representing 13000 years of Native American history in the Delaware Valley. It also includes the Delaware River’s northernmost freshwater tidal marsh and 3000 acres of diverse landscape providing homes for numerous plants and animals, including wild rice, cattails, river otters, and beaver.

The nature center, operated by the Mercer County Park Commission, will be the main educational facility for the Abbott Marshlands. Please take a moment to let them know what programs would interest you.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Volunteer Day Reminder/ ASNJ T-Shirt Reservation Form

 Reminder:
ASNJ will be attending Monmouth University's Field School Program at Cedar Bridge Tavern this Saturday, June 28. If you plan to visit us, please note that we will be offering t-shirts to all participants and guests attending the event. We ask that if you are interested in a shirt, please reserve one here. one using our online reservation form.T-shirts are $10, we request that you bring check or cash to the ASNJ table on Saturday. (Please contact Wendy if you have additional questions about the shirts at wendymier@aol.com) if you haven't signed up to volunteer at the dig, you can do so here- remember that space is limited to 20 participants and you must be a member of ASNJ to participate.


We look forward to seeing you there!





Thursday, May 22, 2014

ASNJ Research Grant, Call for Submissions!

ASNJ RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

Applicants must be an ASNJ member and in good standing. Please contact Jack Cresson for a description of guidelines as well as information regarding what is covered under the Grants Program.  The annual application deadline is June 30.

Send inquiries to:

Jack Cresson, 40 E. 2nd Street Moorestown, N.J.08057 or jackcresson@juno.com.