It’s no Indiana Jones adventure, but the allure of local history has got budding archaeologists digging around Montclair State University’s Bond House. Last week, crews of students started surveying the lawns, digging exploratory trenchess, and screening dirt samples for artifacts from the past.
MSU’s 2008 Summer Archaeological Field School has 14 able students hard at work for the next couple of weeks. Dr. Peter Siegel is leading the dig, hoping to glean more information about life and human habitation at the Bond House, built in 1872 by Thomas Van Reyper.
— photos, Matt McCullough