Friday, April 1, 2016

Artifact of the Month: April 2016

Photo Credit: Jesse Walker
This ceramic disc was found at the Hoffman Site (28GL228) in 1997. Ceramic discs were made by Native Americans. It appears to have a fabric impressed surface treatment and may date to the Woodland period. Archaeological excavations were conducted at the site over a 13 year period by Guy Digiugno and the Gloucester County Chapter of the ASNJ. The multi-component site contains dense archaeological deposits dating primarily from the Late Archaic to Late Woodland periods. A summary article about the site has recently been submitted for publication in the Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity

**replaced 2015 flyer with current 2016 flyer on 03/30/2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

March 19, 2016 meeting - open to all



Archaeological Society of New Jersey

Meeting: Saturday, March 19, 2015 at Tulpehaking Nature Center, part of the John A. Roebling Memorial Park and Abbott Farm Archaeological Site.

Website: http://mercercountyparks.org/facilities/tulpehaking-nature-center

Address: 157 Westcott Ave Hamilton, NJ

Directions: From South Broad St. turn west onto West Park Ave. The closest intersection to the park is West Park Avenue and Westcott Avenue. Turn left onto Westcott Avenue and then right at the sign into Roebling Park. Parking for the nature center is the lot near the Watson house, on the right just before the road descends downhill. Across the road from the parking area, there is a metal bench near a path leading to the nature center, which has a new yellow addition.

10:30-12:00: Board Meeting 
12:00-1:00: Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:15 Opening Remarks and President’s Welcome

Lecture Series
1:15-1:45: “Under the Yellow Flag;” Results of a Preliminary Archaeological Survey at the Philadelphia, Lazaretto - presented by Richard Veit, Matthew Craig, and Stephanie Codling

1:45-2:15: “Unanticipated Discoveries: Rescue Archaeology and Superstorm Sandy” - presented by Lauren J. Cook - Dewberry, Inc.
2:15-2:45: Break
2:45-3:15: "Esopus, Raritan and Other Natives in Northern NJ: The Ethnogenesis of the 'Munsee' " - presented by Marshall Becker
3:15-3:45 “Large Tool Industries on the Necks, Cumberland County” - presented by Tony Bonfiglio
For more information, contact Darryl Daum ddaum3@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Artifact of the Month: March 2016

Photo Credit: Jack Cresson
This month's artifact is rather unusual. These masonry bricks were found in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. These bricks are made of flint. If you have found something similar at another site or if you have any additional information about this type of artifact, please forward your comments to ASNJ's webmaster at thilliard@rgaincorporated.com, subject heading "ASNJ."