Archeology in New Jersey: Why, How, Who

October 19, 2008, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Archaeology is often thought of as something that happens somewhere else -- in exotic places like Egypt or Mexico and not in our very own urban state.
Principal Archaeologist of Hunter Research, Ian C. Burrow, Ph.D., is currently excavating sites in Trenton and recently one in nearby Madison. His talk will enlighten us about who archeologists are and how they work and will illustrate recent discoveries at these NJ digs through both with slides and artifacts. Mr. Burrow will also explain how the regulations and laws in N.J. ensure that the prehistory and history of our state are recorded and studied, even in the face of pending development.

Visitors can inspect glass and pottery fragments, clay pipes and more found during an archaeological survey around the house in 1987.

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Durand-Hedden House New Jersey History

Next Event

October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM

The Forgotten Victory: The Battle of Springfield of 1780

Come to the Durand-Hedden House on Sunday, Oct. 17 to learn about the critical Revolutionary War battle of 1780 that was fought just down the road from here, in Vauxhall, the Short Hills, Springfield and Connecticut Farms (Union).

Historian John Kieser will bring to life this often-overlooked conflict, in which the New Jersey militia held off the British and prevented them from getting to Washington’s troops in Morristown.

House and Country Store open 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Presentation at 2:00 pm

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

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