Primitive Industries

About Me

My affiliations span National, Regional and State Archaeological Societies. I have contributed many articles and presented scholarly papers on various aspects of archaeology and its related disciplines. Currently I am on the Executive Board of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey and the Chairman of its Research Grants Committee.  In 2000 I was inducted as a Fellow of the ASNJ and in 2013 received their Lifetime Achievement Award. ASNJ   I have fostered and been an advocate for the use of experimental archaeology and lithic technology as a means to help better understand and interpret the archaeology of past human behavior within the Region. To this end I was a principal organizer of the Middle Atlantic Lithic Workshop - Symposium. This research group, whose purpose was focused toward problem solving in lithic studies has been held annually since 1981.

A founding Board Member of the Society of Primitive Technology SPT; an international organization whose aims are recording, preserving and teaching all facets of primitive technology ( skills, crafts and life ways).  I am currently on the Board of the Rancocas Nature Conservancy RNC, and have served as a consultant in cultural resource studies in the Watershed since 1989.  Most recently a founding Board Member of RE-ARC (Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology) an international organization promoting education and publication of experimental & reconstructive archaeological projects throughout the world. In 2015 I was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference (MAAC)

I have consulted and provided demonstrations and workshops to Native American organizations, schools, colleges and universities, as well as, nature and environmental centers, museums and living history organizations. I have also provided technical advice and craft skills for several films about New Jersey archaeology. Over the years my advice and experience has been solicited to provide information, interpretation and evaluation of archaeological collections in various sectors of society.
2018-2019 CURRENT RESEARCH includes experimental protocols using fire as an agency for toolstone quarrying.