November 6, 2019
To celebrate 2019 International Archaeology Day the New Jersey State Museum presented talks that delved into the archaeology of the New Jersey Pinelands to discover its prehistoric and colonial history. Dr. Patricia Hansell, Temple University, gave her talk on her “Reassessment of the Prehistoric Settlements in the Pinelands” and Dr. Richard Veit, Monmouth University, gave his talk on the “The Archaeology of the Pinelands Heritage at the Cedar Bridge Tavern.”
Guests explored the Museum’s archaeology collections during gallery walks with our curators, and watched a short film about archaeological excavations at Raritan Landing, a once bustling shipping port that was located along the Raritan River in what is now Piscataway, NJ.
Noel Davis, former intern and now volunteer, worked at the information table and engaged with young scouts who had attended programs at the Museum in order to complete their requirements for the Scouting Badge in Archaeology.International Archaeology Day Blog