Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May Meeting -- Gloucester County Archaeology Day

When: Saturday May 20, 2017

Where: Red Bank Battlefield address: 100 Hessian Ave, National Park, NJ 08063

 Tours, provided by the Gloucester County parks service, will be available for the Whithall House and Red Bank Battlefield between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

The Gloucester County Historical Society museum will be open
from 10:00 am – 12:00.
Gloucester County Historical Society museum address:  58 N. Broad St., Woodbury, NJ 08096
Museum website: https://www.gchsnj.org/museum/

 10:00-11:00:    Board Meeting (under the tent at Red Bank Battlefield next to the Whithall House)

 11:30 – 12:30 “As Long As I Have Served, I Have Not Yet Left A Battlefield In Such Deep Sorrow…”: A walking tour of the history and archaeology of Red Bank Battlefield Park.
Presented by: Wade P. Catts, RPA, Regional Director, Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.The archeology that will be discussed at this was funded by a grant from the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program.

 12:451:00      Opening Remarks and President’s Welcome
 Lecture Series
 1:00–1:30:       Prehistoric Archaeology near Red Bank Battlefield” Presented by: Jesse Walker, Senior Archaeologist, AECOM
1:30–2:00:       “Archaeology at the Woodbury Country Club” Presented by: Ilene Grossman-Bailey, Senior Archaeologist, Richard Grubb and Associates

The County of Gloucester complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, activities or in its employment practices. In addition, Gloucester County encourages the participation of people with disabilities in its programs and activities and offers special services to all County residents 60 years of age and older. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the EEO office at (856) 384-6903 or through the County’s ADA Coordinator at (856) 384-6842/New Jersey Relay Service 711.

The Whitall House and Red Bank Battlefield are services of the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Robert M. Damminger, Freeholder Director
Giuseppe "Joe" Chila, Freeholder Deputy Director
Frank J. DiMarco, Freeholder Liaison

Friday, March 24, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Reminder

Archaeological Society of NJ March Meeting Meeting date: Saturday March 25, 2017 

Location: Tulpehaking Nature Center, part of John A. Roebling Memorial Park & 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.

11:00 – 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 “Race, Religion, and Cultural Duality: A Case from Delaware”: Michael Gall, RGA, Inc. 1:45 – 2:30 "A fresh look at Colline Blanche: A Canadian Lithic Quarry of Unusual and Spectacular Proportions" Presented by: Jack Cresson.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Artifact of the Month: February 2017

Photo Credit: Lauren Lembo
The artifact is an agate swirled thumb pot manufactured by the Akro Agate Company in Clarksburg, West Virginia between 1930 and 1951. These thump pot fragments were recovered in Freehold, NJ. The base of this Depression glass horticulture vessel is embossed with "U.S.A."

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January Meeting is Resechedued to February 18

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the January meeting at the NJSM had to be canceled. Thanks to the generosity and help of the NJSM and Dr. Gregory Lattanzi, the Curator of Archaeology and New Jersey State Archaeologist, the meeting has been rescheduled.

Rescheduled Meeting date: Saturday February 18, 2017
Location: The New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street, Trenton NJ

10:00 – 11:30am Board Meeting (Auditorium), All are welcome

11:30 12:15 Break for Lunch (On your own)

12:20 – 1:00 Elections and awards (Auditorium)

Lecture Series (Auditorium)
1:10 – 1:30 “Morristown National Historical Park , The Civilian Conservation Corps and Archaeology” Presented by: Steve Santucci

1:30 – 2:10 “Searching for the “Lighthouse Fort and the Refugee Town” on Sandy Hook, A Story of Archaeological Research” Presented by: Richard Veit, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Monmouth University & Sean McHugh, RPA., Richard Grubb and Associates

2:10-4:00 Artifact Identification: bring your artifacts in to discuss and be identified (Auditorium)

Free Parking behind museum and in parking area next to museum.
For more information, contact Darryl Daum ddaum3@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


A Note from ASNJ's Webmaster,
There is a Women's March on Trenton scheduled for January 21 between 10AM and 1PM. According to the event facebook page, there are 1,500 people confirmed attendees and an additional 2,800 who may attend. Such high attendance will likely restrict parking for those planning to attend our meeting this weekend. We are also concerned about traffic volume near the NJ State Museum. For these reasons, we have decided to cancel the meeting. We are still discussing the possibility of re-scheduling this event. We apologize for the last minute notice and hope that this has not caused you a great inconvenience. Please stay tuned for further details.
Thank you!

Monday, January 2, 2017

ASNJ January Meeting

Archaeological Society of NJ January Meeting
Meeting date: Saturday January 21, 2017 - CANCELED (STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION)
Location: The New Jersey State Museum

10:00 – 11:30am Board Meeting (Auditorium), All are welcome

11:3 12:15  Break for Lunch (On your own)

12:20 – 1:00 Elections and awards (Auditorium)

Lecture Series (Auditorium) 
 1:10 – 1:30 “Morristown National Historical Park ,  The Civilian Conservation Corps and Archaeology” Presented by: Steve Santucci

1:30 – 2:10 Searching for the “Lighthouse Fort and the Refugee Town” on Sandy Hook, A Story of Archaeological Research” Presented by: Richard Veit, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Monmouth University & Sean McHugh, RPA., Richard Grubb and Associates

2:10-4:00  Artifact Identification: bring your artifacts in to discuss and be identified (Auditorium)
Free Parking behind museum and in parking area next to museum. 
For more information, contact Darryl Daum ddaum3@gmail.com