Monday, December 31, 2012

January 19 meeting

ANNUAL MEETING of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey
Saturday, January 19, 2012
New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ

NJSM Compact Storage Tour 10:00 to 11:00 with Jessie Cohen, Registrar, NJSM Bureau of Archaeology and Ethnology (If you plan to attend please RSVP to Richard Veit by January 17th

Board Meeting 11:00 to 12:00

Lunch 12:00-12:30

12:30 President’s Welcome

12:45 Elections and Awards (Research Grants and Service Awards)

1:00  Kate Marcopul, NJ Historic Preservation Office, Reaching back and looking forward: New Jersey archaeology and the National Register of Historic Places.

1:30 Deirdre Kelleher, Temple University, Alley Life and the Immigrant Experience: The Urban
Archaeology of Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia.

2:00 Blair Fink, Temple University, Contact on the Jersey Shore: Insights from the West Creek Site (28OC45), Ocean County, New Jersey


3:00—4:00  Debating Middle Woodland, Fox Creek, and Jack’s Reef Archaeological Deposits , Jesse Walker, Michael Stewart, R. Alan Mounier and you!
See below for additional information on the Middle Woodland Debate
At the Eastern State Archaeological Federation meeting in October 2012, a session was devoted to the Jack’s Reef in the eastern Woodlands. Papers from the session and additions articles will be published in the 2013 issue of the Archaeology of Eastern North America. A presentation of Jack’s Reef research in New Jersey will be made by Jesse Walker as the final part of the end of January ASNJ meeting. After the presentation, the nature of Middle Woodland cultural as expressed by Fox Creek and Jack’s Reef material culture will  be discussed. Participation in this historic event is strongly encouraged. Prior to the ASNJ meeting, a draft of Jesse Walker’s Jack’s Reef article will be made available to those interested via email to facilitate the discussion. Please bring your thoughts, data, artifacts, and theories regarding the Middle Woodland to the ASNJ meeting. If you are interested in receiving a copy of Jesse Walker’s paper in early January 2013 send an email to

program is free and free parking behind the museum- see

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Save the Date January 19, 2013

Don't forget to save the date for our annual meeting January 19, 2013 at the NJ State Museum