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.