Archaeology Excavation to take place at Dr. James Still historical site

The event will take place from June 27 to August 6.

Marc Lorenc, a University of Massachusetts-Amherst doctoral candidate will hold a day of archaeological excavation at the Dr. James Still historical site in Medford, New Jersey. The dig will take place from Tuesday, June 27 through Saturday, August 6, 8:00 am to 2:00 p.m (with Sundays and Mondays off).

The excavation is open to volunteers 18 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age can participate if accompanied by a parent/guardian. To register, please email MarcLorenc@gmail.com with your time and availability. Full-time volunteers are expected to arrive and excavate at regularly scheduled times. Part-time volunteers can negotiate their availability. The dig will take place at the site of Dr. Still’s former house, 209 Church Road, Medford, New Jersey.

Using data gathered from the ground penetrating radar survey and last year’s excavations, Lorenc and the volunteers will excavate archaeologically sensitive areas relating to Dr. Still’s Victorian House (built in 1869 and demolished in 1932). Volunteers will gain valuable experience while learning archaeological field and laboratory methods. Those physically unable to excavate can help with processing artifacts in the laboratory at the Dr. James Still Education Center.

This Community Archaeology Project is funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission 2016 project grant through the Dr. James Still Historic Office and Education Center, under the auspices of the Medford Historical Society. The excavations will serve as Marc Lorenc’s dissertation research at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.