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. 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. 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. 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.
Public Archaeology, Volunteer Digs, Workshops and Tours
Archaeologists will be excavating at the William Green House on The College of New Jersey campus this spring. On April 26th, The College of New Jersey Archaeological Field School Director Dr. George Leader welcomes 5-10 volunteers from the Archaeological Society of New Jersey to learn about the history of the William Green House and participate in some archaeological excavations. This will be a first come-first serve event for Society members. To sign up as a volunteer and for more specific information on the event (time and location), please contact Dr. George Leader at email@example.com.
With great sorrow, I have to report that Archaeological Society of New Jersey member and friend to New Jersey Archaeology, retired SHPO archaeologist Debbie Fimbel passed away suddenly on Nov. 1. She was a lovely and kind person with a twinkle in her eye but who was passionate about protecting NJ's archaeological sites.