This week, learn about a guy in a painting 🖌🖌, a pretty bird 🐦, the myth of the Jersey Devil 😈, a boy’s ancient fingerprint 🍯, and a very old cake 🎂! Have a happy & safe Halloween & Day of the Dead!! 🎃👻
This N.J. re-enactor highlights little-known history. Now, his face is on display.
By Michael Mancuso for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com (photo courtesy of artist Don Triani)
Bluebirds soar in New Jersey
By Valerie Baron for SNJ Today
Time to welcome the Jersey Devil home — to Bordentown
By Dan Aubrey for U.S.1 PrincetontInfo.com (photo above courtesy of Pinelands Preservation Alliance)
Fingerprints point to 5,000-year-old Orkney pottery class
By BBC News
Carbonized cake recovered in Germany
By Archaeology Magazine (photo below courtesy of Hanseatic City of Lübeck)
This week, learn about a helpful map 📜, a lost village 🏡🏡🏡, houses on stilts 🌊, very old tree rings 🞜, and an ancient map of stars ⭐!
Montgomery museum devises map of local Black history sites
By SSAAM for nj.com Community Bulletin (photo above courtesy of Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum)
Uncovering N.J.: Discover a desolate village tucked away in the woods
By Kathleen Butler for Jersey's Best
This site is an important piece of Filipino American history. Climate change is destroying it.
By Rachel Ramirez for CNN
Archaeologists used tree rings and astrophysics to prove Vikings were in Canada in 1021
By Peter Weber for The Week
British Museum to display the world's oldest map of stars
By Associated Press (photo below courtesy of Juraj Lipták/State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt)
Learn about Flamenco dancing 💃, angelic tombstones 👼, a very old house ⌂, Native American lands near you 👣, & exploring ancient England 🌍 !
Dance, a history lesson, and cultural fusion? N.J. troupe does all three.
By Aristide Economopoulos & Jessica Mazzola for NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
This man has visited 200 cemeteries in New Jersey in hopes of preserving the storied histories found within
By Darren Tobia for Jersey Digs (photo above courtesy of Phil Lilgeberg)
An 1800s home in Paramus with ties to Black history will be spared, developer says
By Stephanie Noda for NorthJersey.com
Text this number to find out what Native American land you’re on
By Alix Martichoux for Nexstar Media Wire (photo below courtesy of native-land.ca)
Stunning aerial archaeology mapping tool lets you 'fly' across England and explore its rich history
By Sam Tonkin for Mailonline
This week, visit fossils 🦎, learn about NJ candies 🍬, see a video about past Delaware River peoples 🎥🌊, search for historical clues 🔎, and look at rock heads 🤯!
Groundbreaking for $73M Fossil Park Museum set for Saturday
By Eric Strauss for ROI-NJ
Iconic candy brands born, bred and made in New Jersey
By Sharon M. Goldman for New Jersey Monthly (photo courtesy of smarties.com)
New video celebrates Native American history in Bordentown on the Delaware
By Kristin Antonello for Tap into Bordentown
'Black history is literally everywhere.' Archaeologists search Raleigh site for clues
By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan for The News & Observer
Human depictions, 3D sculptures of Karahantepe site to shed light on history
By News Service for YeniSafak (photo below courtesy of YeniSafak)
This week, learn about a bus that listens 🚌👂, a road with lots to see 🦅🌊, a precious farm 🐐🍅, old footprints 👣, and ancient camel sculptures 🐫 !
Newark Story Bus conducts roaming collection of NJ's diverse history and stories
By Mary Ann Koruth for NorthJersey.com (photo above courtesy of Rachel Fawn)
Visit NJ’s often-overlooked Bayshore Heritage Scenic Byway
By Shelby Vittek for New Jersey Monthly
200-year-old farm being revitalized by volunteers in Mount Laurel, New Jersey
By Ashley Johnson & 6ABC Digital Staff
Prehistoric footprints push back timeline of humans’ arrival in North America
By Livia Gershon for Smithsonian Magazine (photo below courtesy of Bournemouth University)
Thousands of years before the pyramids, Neolithic peoples were carving camels into Saudi Arabia’s rocky desert
By Sarah Cascone for artnet news
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