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Public Archaeology Day

Public Archaeology Day
November 10, 2018
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Princeton Battlefield State Park
500 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540

​Offered in conjunction with “Battle Lab” a new course at Princeton University taught by Professors Nathan Arrington and Rachael DeLue, which introduces students to the archaeology, history, and preservation of the Princeton Battlefield you are invited to join students, Princeton University faculty, and professionals in the archaeological and historical exploration of the Princeton Battlefield!

  1. What are the material traces of the Battle of Princeton?
  2. How can battle remains be recovered and interpreted?
  3. How might the cultural landscape be presented and preserved?

Come and participate in excavation, metal-detection, ground-penetrating radar, and artifact study, and learn first-hand what archaeology is all about. All ages are welcome; no experience required. Come explore history right here in Princeton!  Volunteers are welcome to participate in all aspects of the archaeological project on a rotating basis. Excavation, metal-detection, ground-penetrating radar, and artifact study will take place throughout the day. Tours of the Princeton Battlefield will also be offered throughout the day.

To participate in the fieldwork, please RSVP. Send email to steph@princeton.edu

10:00-10:30am and 1:00-1:30pm
Tours: The Battle of Princeton: What Happened and Why Does it Matter?
The Historical Interpreters “Tour Corps” of the Princeton Battlefield Society

11:00 – 11:30am and 2:00 -2:30pm 
Lecture: The Commemoration of the Battle of Princeton
Blake McGready, Villanova and Valley Forge

Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? Free pizza by Nomad Pizza will be provided to the first 126 people!

Public Archaeology Day is an event in conjunction with the Princeton class, HUM 350: Battle Lab, which has been funded in part by a grant from the Humanities Council’s David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Grant

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November 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Princeton Battlefield
500 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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