Friday, September 19, 2014

Change to tonight's meeting.

Tonight's scheduled speaker, Jim Wosochlo, got called in to work tonight, so we'll have to reschedule his talk!

V-P Steph has arranged an alternate program, "so we will be fine tonight!"

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Program for October 25, 2014 Highlands Conference

28TH ANNUAL
HIGHLANDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL CONFERENCE

PRESENTED BY
THE NORTH JERSEY HIGHLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THE INC. ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER, NYSAA
THE FRIENDS OF STERLING FOREST

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014
Image credit: http://www.hudsondesign.pro/images/projects/thumbnail/326x0-86-EXTERIOR2.jpg
LAUTENBURG VISITOR CENTER, STERLING FOREST STATE PARK
115 OLD FORGE ROAD, TUXEDO, NEW YORK

Image Credit: Orange County Historical Society
MORNING FIELD TRIP: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Join Doc Bayne on a hike to the Crossway, Paterson, Conklin, Mountain and Smith mines. Meet at the hiker's parking area located on the west side of Long Meadow Road, county Route 84. Look for driveway entrance just south of the Scott Mine Hoist Tower and opposite the Town of Tuxedo recycling area. Hike will start promptly at 9:00 AM.


FORMAL PROGRAM: Nancy L. Gibbs, presiding.
11:00 AM -11:10 AM Welcome by Ralph Colfax, President, NJHHS

11:10 AM - 11:35 AM “Peter Hasenclever in His Own Defense.”
Nancy L. Gibbs, North Jersey Highlands Historical Society

11:35 AM - Noon “The 'Forgotten' Documents at the Ringwood Manor Archives” Hans R. Niederstrasser, Friends of Long Pond Iron Works

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM “In Search of the Tuxedo-Ringwood Canal and Ringwood Forge. Archaeological Investigations Conducted by the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society.”
Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., NJHHS & INC.OCCNYSAA.

1:25 PM - 1:50 PM “The Andover Ironworks, Come Penny, Go Pound, an Eighteenth CenturyCharcoal Iron Plantation in the Appalachian Highlands of New Jersey.”
Kevin Wright, Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM “Valentines & Thomas - 19th Century Ironmasters & Innovators: Archaeological and Historical Investigations of the Valentine & Co. Iron Ore Washing Plant (36CE526), Centre County, Pennsylvania.”
Gary F. Coppock, Skelly & Loy, Inc.

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM COFFEE BREAK

2:30 PM – 2:55 PM “A Theoretical Layout of the Colonial Ironworks at Long Pond.”
Paul Frost, Friends of Long Pond Ironworks

2:55 PM – 3:20 PM “The History of the Crossway, Paterson, Conklin, Mountain, and Smith mines at Sterling Forest State Park.”
Donald “Doc” Bayne, Friends of Sterling Forest.

3:20 PM – 3:45 PM “'Go East, Young Man': What Robert Esrkine Didn't Do.”
Carol Siri Johnson, PhD., New Jersey Institute of Technology

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM BOOK ROOM
PROGRAM CHAIR: Edward J. Lenik, R.P.A., NJHHS. INC.OCCNYSAA
Meeting Facilities courtesy of Sterling Forest State Park,
Jeff Hutchinson, Park Manager

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

THE ARCHAEOLOGIST Vol. 9, September, 2014

"THE ARCHAEOLOGIST, Vol. 9, September, 2014" has been sent to members. 

If you are a paid up member, but have not received your copy, please let us know!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Chapter Dig Report 2014--09-07

Another beautiful day to dig!

 Steph & Gary extending test line '0' & 'A.'
Margaret & Steph on line '0.' 
 Steph, Gary & Margaret on the screen.
A magnificent heat treated jasper flake retrieved from today's last test pit.

Notice!
Due to scheduling conflicts: There will be no Chapter dig September 14 or 21!

Hope to see you on the 28th, weather cooperating, of course!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chapter Dig Report 2014--08-31

Beautiful sifting this Labor Day Sunday 2014!

When an big and very quick bluish-black spider appeared on the screen and made a beeline towards Gary, was the first time any of us had seen him back up! He quickly regain his composure and provided a stick for the creature's escape.

Today's crew: Margaret, Steph, Gary, Barry & Clif.

Weather and schedules permitting, we'll see you next week!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014-08-24 Dig

Margaret, Stepth, Barry, Gary and Clif extending a shovel test pit line.

The dry conditions made for easy sifting, but not much evidence of early use.

See ya next Sunday, weather permitting!