October 19, 2008, 1:00 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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Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.