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The Abbott Farm __ Read about Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark in this online book.  Chapters are PDF files. - illustrated - From state.nj.us - http://www.state.nj.us/counties/mercer/about/community/openspace/abbott.html

 

Archaeological Requirements __ "The protection of New Jersey’s archaeological heritage is an important part of New Jersey Historic Trust programs. All grants must address potential impacts to archaeological resources whenever grant-funded work includes the potential for ground-disturbing activities. These requirements are in place to comply with State Historic Preservation Office..." - From nj.gov - http://www.nj.gov/dca/njht/applguid/Archaeology.pdf 

 

The Archaeological Society of New Jersey __ "New Jersey's archaeological heritage is represented in a variety of forms, including sites relating to the aboriginal, colonial, and more recent settlement of the State. These sites represent thousands of years of human occupation. Since many, if not most, of these sites exist entirely without historical documentation, they contain the only evidence that we shall ever have about much of our cultural heritage. They are truly nonrenewable resources." Learn about the organization and its goals. - From Archaeological Society of New Jersey - http://www.asnj.org/


Archaeological Survey __ "What types of Archaeological Sites Exist in New Jersey, and Where are They Found?" Find out here and also learn just what an archaeological survey is. - From State of New Jersey - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/1identify/survarkeo.htm

 


Archeology in New Jersey __ "New Jersey offers a vast repository of ancient treasure. Beginning with the arrival of paleo-Indians, humans have hunted, gathered, plowed, mined and built across New Jersey for thousands of years." You will find an overview of New Jersey archaeology. - illustrated - From njskylands.com - http://www.njskylands.com/hsarcheology.htm

 

Archaeology park plans ruined __ "In a move that has drawn criticism from preservationists, the Department of Environmental Protection plans to fill in the Petty’s Run dig site, which it spent more than a year and more than $1 million digging up between 2008 and 2009."  Learn about this archaeological and political controversy. - illustrated - From mercerspace.com - http://www.mercerspace.com/article/86962-archaeology+park+plans+ruined

 

Category:Archaeological sites in New Jersey __ Index of articles related to New Jersey archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Archaeological_sites_in_New_Jersey


dig: New Jersey Archaeology Events __ "dig's guide to special archaeological programs, events, and exhibits in New Jersey" - From digonsite.com - http://www.digonsite.com/guide/newjersey.html

 

The Fair Lawn/Paterson Fish Weir __ "Skinner and Schrabisch, in their 1913 report of archaeological sites in New Jersey, made reference to eleven prehistoric fish traps, or "weirs," in the Passaic River. One of these, the Fair Lawn/Paterson fish weir, is still extant."  A general overview of this structure, uses and history. - illustrated - From lutins.org - http://www.lutins.org/weir/

 

Indian King Tavern Archaeology __Learn the history and archaeological research about this historic New Jersey tavern cum ice cream parlor, boarding house, post office... - illustrated - From levins.com - http://www.levins.com/ik5.html   

 

 


Lenape Meadow Archaeological Excavation - Public Archaeology Program __ "The Lenape Meadow Excavation is a public archaeology project with spring, summer and fall programs. Participation is based solely on interest for ages 15 or above (or under 15 with an adult registrant). The site has attracted high school students, members of the general public, avocational archaeologists, and graduate students in archaeology and other fields. The only criterion is the desire to learn the techniques and methods of field archaeology." - photos - From Somerset County Park Commission - http://home.att.net/~briansnat/

 

Letter from Bordentown: Able Was I Ere I Saw...New Jersey? __ Learn about the archaeological research at estate of Point Breeze, owned by the French Count de Survilliers from 1816 to 1844.   "...as everyone from Bordentown knew, the Count de Survilliers was just a minor title of Joseph Bonaparte, former king of both Naples and Spain, now in exile and reduced in status to an ordinary, if extraordinarily wealthy, resident of the state of New Jersey." - From archaeology.org - http://www.archaeology.org/1003/abstracts/letter.html 
 
Looking for a few good sites... __ "The Archaeological Conservancy is looking for a few good archaeological sites in New Jersey ... Remarkably, there are no Conservancy sites preserved in New Jersey! This is unfortunate given the rate of site loss and how many of us are troubled by it." Perhaps you could suggest one that would qualify? - From State of New Jersey - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/1identify/survarkeo.htm#ac

 

Metal Detectorists Participating in Archaeology Research __ "This is the web page of a nonprofit organization whose members are interested in the preservation and correct interpretation of New Jersey's historical past. Their main focus is Battlefield Archaeology using metal detecting, surface penetrating radar and standard archaeological methods." - From saa.org - http://www.saa.org/ForthePublic/Resources/MetalDetectingInArchaeology/MetalDetectoristsParticipatinginArchaeologyRe/tabid/1030/Default.aspx

 

New Jersey Archaeology Museum Directory __ List of archaeology museums in New Jersey - From museumsusa.org - http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/?k=1271407%2CCategoryID%3A1601640%3BState%3ANJ%3Bdirectoryid%3A200454

 


 
New Jersey Historic Preservation Office __ "New Jersey's Historic Preservation Office, located within the Division of Parks and Forestry, Department of Environmental Protection, brings expertise in a variety of fields essential to preserving historic resources. We count among our staff historians, researchers, planners, architectural historians, architects, engineers, and archaeologists. We respond to more than 40,000 calls yearly from people working to preserve, protect and promote New Jersey's historic resources." They do an excellent job. - illustrated - From New Jersey Historic Preservation Office - http://www.state.nj.us/dep/hpo/

 

Penn Museum - South Jersey Project __ "The South Jersey Project is exploring a region in New Jersey that was almost empty of people in 1850 but by 1900 was a successful settlement of many farms centered on the town of Vineland founded in 1861 by Charles K. Landis of Philadelphia."  An overview - From penn.museum - http://www.penn.museum/historical-archaeology/383-south-jersey-project.html

 

Phase IA Archaeological Investigation for the Cremains Expansion Project at Finn’s Point National Cemetery __ "This report presents the results of a Phase IA cultural resources investigation conducted in support of the feasibility study for the proposed Cremains Expansion Project at the Finn’s Point National Cemetery..."  Full text.  A PDF file - illustrated - From va.gov - http://www.cem.va.gov/pdf/FinnsPtPhase1Inv.pdf

 

The Potential for Submerged Prehistoric Archaeological Sites off Sandy Hook __ Paper about the prospect of submerged archaeological sites off Sandy Hook, New Jersey.  A PDF file download - From Daria Merwin - http://sbsuny.academia.edu/DariaMerwin/Papers/394632/The_Potential_for_Submerged_Prehistoric_Archaeological_Sites_off_Sandy_Hook  


 


Raritan Landing __ "Only briefly mentioned in history books, and virtually invisible on the landscape, the port community of Raritan Landing is about to reappear. In the  Colonial period the town shared a thriving grain trade and import business with New Brunswick on the other side of the Raritan River. Located a mile or so above New Brunswick, Raritan Landing was the highest point on the river that ocean-going ships could reach." Learn about previous research and some interesting plans for the future. - illustrated - From New Jersey Department of Transportation - http://www.raritanlanding.com/


Saving the Black Creek Site __ "In Vernon Township, New Jersey, a rare prehistoric archaeological site lies within an area planned for recreational development. A small group of local activists, headed by Jessica Paladini and avocational archaeologist Rick Patterson, thus far has shielded the site from construction activities that would disturb it and damage its potential to yield information about thousands of years of human life in New Jersey." You will find an interesting interview and article. - From archaeologychannel.org - http://www.archaeologychannel.org/blackckint.html

 

What's Eligible Here? __ "The New Jersey Historic Preservation Office maintains and reviews information on the location, qualities, history, and regulatory history of Historical and Archaeological sites in New Jersey."  Learn about determining a sites qualifications.  A PDF file - illustrated - From Edith H. Konopka, Kinney E. Clark, and Lyna L. Wiggins - http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc01/professional/papers/pap398/p398.htm


 

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