Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mobilizing the Past

The Wentworth Institute of Technology hosted the first (hopefully annual) digital technology conference, entitled "Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future." The conference informed attendees about the uses and misuses of digital technology in archaeological fieldwork and preservation projects. ASNJ Webmaster, Tabitha Hilliard attended the conference in Boston and ASNJ Treasurer, Michael Gall, attended via live webstream. Topics throughout the conference included:  photogrammetry, drone implementation, GISPro, 3D scanning, etc.

If you missed the conference, feel free to watch it now!  The Wentworth Institute of Technology has planned to archive all presentations, most of them are already available for viewing. Click here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Meeting, March 21, 2015 at Abbott Farm Archaeological Site

Archaeological Society of NJ meeting
Meeting: Saturday, March 21, 2015 at
Tulpehaking Nature Center,
part of John A. Roebling Memorial Park
and Abbott Farm Archaeological Site.
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.

10:00-11:00:        Tour of the Abbott Farm Archaeological Site, led by Gregory Lattanzi.
                                For the tour, meet inside the Nature Center at 10 am
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:            “Archaeology from the Tulpehaking Nature Center” by Jim Lee (Hunter Research)
1:45-2:15:            “An Unusual Paleoamerican Cache Find in Eastern Pennsylvania: Experiments and Insights into Fluted Point Manufacture” by Jack Cresson

2:15-2:45:            Break
2:45-3:15:            “The Importance of Revisiting Artifact Assemblages: A Closer Look at the Turkey Swamp Collection through the Lens of GIS” by Evan Mydlowski

3:15-3:45              A Comparative Study of African American Identity  Creation in Antebellum New Jersey by Jamie Ancheta