Quarterly Meetings

March 2019 Quarterly Meeting Acknowledgements

Our March 16th meeting was very well attended by society members. Dr. Michael Stewart presented a fantastic synopsis of his lengthy, well-sourced and recently completed radiocarbon project for the Upper Delaware Valley for Pre-Contact period archaeological resources. The breadth of Dr. Stewart's project is significant and covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. The study was completed for the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office. Dr. Stewart presented several highlights from the project. 

Matthew Del Guercio, a student at Monmouth University, spoke to society members about the uses of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications for mapping and refining the potential location eighteenth-century occupation areas referenced historic maps within the Manor of Tinton, an enormous estate owned by the Morris family in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Matthew's work highlights the advantages of using GIS technology to refine areas of archaeological sensitivity for historic period archaeological sites. 

Richard Adamczyk, a Monmouth University Graduate Student, provided the audience with a refreshing examination and analysis of Pre-Contact period artifacts collected by avocational archaeologists along the beach of Keyport in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Richard's study breathes new life into a decades-old collection, underscores the merits of reexamining avocational archaeologists' collections and highlights the richness of coastal occupations by Pre-Contact period Native American groups.

The final paper was presented by Jesse Walker of AECOM, who provided a close look at site 28-SA-117, a Pre-Contact period archaeological site in Salem County along the Salem River. Mr. Walker compared the results from this extensively sampled site with other sites in the Salem River watershed to assess inter site connections, group mobility, and resource procurement in the watershed.

March 2019 Quarterly Meeting Agenda

Archaeological Society of New Jersey March Meeting

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Meeting date: Saturday March 16, 2019

Location: Tulpehaking Nature Center, part of the John A. Roebling
Memorial Park and Abbott Farm Archaeological Site

Address: 157 Westcott Ave. Hamilton, NJ

Link: http://mercercountyparks.org/facilities/tulpehaking-nature-center


11:00am – 12:00pm Board Meeting. All are welcome. 

12:00 – 1:00 Break for Lunch (On your own) 

Lecture Series
 

1:00 – 1:15      Presidents Welcome 

1:15 – 1:45  “Highlights of the Upper Delaware Valley Radiocarbon Project” – Presented by: R. Michael Stewart, Ph.D. 

1:45 – 2:15  "Map of the Manor of Tinton: GIS and Historical Archaeology in Tinton Falls, New Jersey" - Presented by: Matthew Del Guercio

2:15 – 2:45  Break 

2:45 – 3:15  "An Analysis of Prehistoric Artifacts Recovered from the Beach of Keyport, NJ" - Presented by: Richard Adamczyk, Monmouth University.  

3:15 – 3:45 “Salem River PreContact Archaeology: Insights from 28Sa117” – Presented by: Jesse Walker, AECOM.

For more information, contact Darryl Daum [ddaum3@gmail.com]

January 2019 Quarterly Meeting Acknowledgements

Our January meeting was an exciting event. The New Jersey State Museum hosted our meeting. Many members attended the meeting. Several members were acknowledged for their hard work and support of our organization. Sevrie Corson and Darryl Daum received Appreciation Awards, Sabrina Madjeski earned a Merit Award, and David Mudge was given a Lifetime Achievement Award. Two lucky members were the high bidders on 29 Bulletins and 88 Newsletters, both of which will make excellent additions to the bidders' libraries. Jack Cresson and James Lee were elected as Members at Large for the term of 2019-2021.  Veronica Ditko, Jack Cresson, Richard Veit, and Casey Hanna presented very interesting papers to the society. The topics included Monte Kahn, a New Jersey resident, swindler and high society mingler; experimental archaeology using fire and water as prehistoric quartzite quarry extraction techniques; and archaeology of mutiny through an examination of the Pennsylvania Line's 1780-1781 camp at Morristown, NJ.  Numerous people brought artifact collections for examination, including prehistoric assemblages from Old Bridge, Middlesex County; and interesting artifact samples from the I-95 project in Philadelphia.

January 2019 Quarterly Meeting Agenda

Archaeological Society of New Jersey January Meeting

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Meeting date: Saturday January 19, 2019

Location: The New Jersey State Museum (Auditorium)

Address: 205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ


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

11:30 – 12:00 Elections and Awards (Auditorium) 

12:00 – 1:00 Break for Lunch (On your own)

Lecture Series (Auditorium) 
 

1:00 – 1:15      Presidents Welcome 

1:15 – 1:35  “The Archaeology of Mutiny: Excavations at the Pennsylvania Line’s 1780-1781 Camp, Morristown, New Jersey” - Presented by: Richard Veit, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, Monmouth University and Casey Hanna 

1:35 – 1:55  “Fire and Quartzite: Testing Experiments in Quartzite toolstone and the use of fire in quarry extraction techniques.”- Presented by: Jack Cresson 

1:55 – 2:15   "Monti Kahn: Con Man or Crusader of Jews in Victorian New Jersey." 

-    Presented by: Veronica MacDonald Ditko, Researcher, Writer and Historian 

2:15 – 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]

Welcome New Board!

“Material Culture, the Vought House as an Artifact” by Michael J. Margulies, RA, AIA, (Eclectic Architecture, LLC)

“Archaeological Investigation of an Outbuilding at the Cristoffel Vought House in Clinton, NJ”
Presented by Jamie Ancheta (Monmouth University), co-authored by Chris Mathews (Montclair State University).

Thank you to all who attended our meeting on January 16th. I was happy to meet several new faces to the organization and I hope to meet many more over the next year. Our main goal in the next year is to recruit more members and to continue to offer opportunities for members to participate in various public outreach events.  Such opportunities include: volunteering on an ASNJ archaeology dig, sharing an artifact find with the ASNJ website, attending a meeting, or offering a submission to our ASNJ bulletin or newsletter. Remember, you don't have to be a professional archaeologist to be an ASNJ member. We have a desire to enhance your experience with New Jersey heritage and archaeology. You can be a professional, a student or an enthusiast. Membership fees help cover the cost of our events as well as produce our publications in a timely manner. If you are interested in joining ASNJ, please visit the Membership page on our website. 

We would like to take an opportunity to welcome our newly elected board, which includes several familiar faces: 

President: Ilene Grossman-Baily

1st Vice President, Education/PR: Dave Mudge

2nd Vice President, Membership: Lauren Lembo

3rd Vice President, Programs: Darryl Daum

Treasurer: Mike Gall

Newsletter Editor/Corresponding Secretary: Jesse Walker

Recording Secretary: Carolyn Cresson

Bulletin Editor: Rich Veit

Social Media/Webmaster: Tabitha Hilliard

 

Members at large:

Jack Cresson (2019)

Jim Lee (2019)

Sevrie Corson (2018)

Kimberly Keene (2018)

Allison Gall (2017)

Sean McHugh (2017)

Wendy Miervaldis (2017)