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 

 
Sincerely,

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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Reminder - Tommorow's Program

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

Directions to Meeting : 9 Cataract Hollow Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

The Deserted Village of Feltville/Glenside Park is located off of Glenside Avenue, along Cataract Hollow Rd. in the Watchung Reservation.

From Eastern Union County: Take Route 22 west into Mountainside. Turn right at the Getty station onto Summit Road. At the traffic right at the top of the hill, turn left onto Summit lane. At the traffic circle, take the first right Continue with directions shown at * below.

From Southern Union County: Cross over Route 22 in Mountainside at New Providence Road. Continue up the hill, staying left when New Providence Road becomes Deer Path, and take the next right into the Watchung Reservation on W.R. Tracy Drive. At the traffic circle, take the second right Continue with directions shown at below.

*Follow W.R. Tracy Drive, staying to the right, as it goes down one mountain to lake Surprise and up the next mountain to Glenside Avenue. Turn left onto Glenside Avenue and go about one mile to the first paved road on the left. Turn onto this road (cataract Hollow Road) and park in the gravel lot to the right.

From the West: Take Interstate Route 78 east to E:xit 44. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Glenside Avenue. Turn right onto the first paved road (cataract Hollow Road) and park in tile gravel lot to the right

From the North: Take Interstate Route 78 west to Exit 43. At the bottom of the ramp, go right on Diamond Hill  Road to the first traffic light Turn right onto McMane Avenue and follow it until it ends at the light at Glenside Avenue. Turn left onto Glenside Avenue. Turn right onto the first paved road (cataract Hollow Road) and park in the gravel lot to the right.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

January 17, 2015 meeting. Save the Date!

We are planning an artifact "show and learn" session at our January meeting at the NJ state Museum on Jan. 17 and we'll have experts on hand to look at artifacts. Save the date!

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.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Event Reminder!

Don't forget to stop by May 10th and visit ASNJ at the Spirit of Jersey's History Fair, located at Washington Crossing State Park from 11AM to 5PM. We hope to see you there!

Monday, March 31, 2014

May meeting

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Archaeological Society of NJ meeting


Board meeting and program will be held in the Croft Farm Arts Center, 100 Borton's Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034http://www.chtownship.com/government/departments/recreation/croft.asp

10:00am    Walking Tour of Historic Colestown Cemetery with noted Camden County        Historian Paul Schopp

Meet at the National Register-listed Colestown Cemetery Gatehouse built by Charles Wilson in 1858 (at the intersection of Church Road and Kings Highway, Cherry Hill) The gatehouse structure is all that remains of the village of Colestown and once shared the site with St Mary's Church c. 1751, which burned in 1899.  Parking in small lot and along entry drives.


11:00-12:00:​ Board Meeting
12:00-12:45:​ Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:15​: Opening Remarks and President’s ​​Welcome

Lecture Series
1:15-1:45:​The Barclay Farmstead Collection. Presented by Sevrie Corson

1:45-2:15:​Prehistory of the Patcong Creek, Atlantic County, NJ. Presented by Sandra Bierbrauer (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

2:15-2:45:​ Break 

2:45-3:15: ​An Unusual Paleo-Indian Cache Find in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Presented by Jack Cresson​

3:15-3:45:​Submerged Islands in the Delaware Bay: A Potential Resource for Pre-Clovis Evidence. Presented by Tony Bonfiglio  

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Upcoming Events!

May 10 Spirit of the Jerseys History Fair
May 17 ASNJ meeting Cherry Hill, tour of the Colestown Cemetery
June 28 Volunteer Day at Monmouth Field School

Thursday, January 23, 2014

ASNJ Board Election Results

Thank you to everyone who attended Saturday's meeting, please visit the board page to view our 2014 ASNJ Election Results!