Student Experience: Jessica Cieslewicz
Kimberlee Moran July 1, 2015

To wrap up the 2014-2015 Whispering Woods field season, we're posting some of the experiential essay… Read More

Student Experience: Jessica Cieslewicz
Student Experience: Arthur Murphy
Kimberlee Moran July 1, 2015

To wrap up the 2014-2015 Whispering Woods field season, we're posting some of the experiential essay… Read More

Student Experience: Arthur Murphy
Spring 2015 Wk 9: Making Progress on Site 4
Kimberlee Moran March 29, 2015

Finally this week we had everyone in the field.  This was great because it meant there were enough… Read More

Spring 2015 Wk 9: Making Progress on Site 4
Spring 2015 Spring Break - Into the Woods
Kimberlee Moran March 20, 2015

While other Rutgers-Camden students enjoyed Spring Break somewhere on a sunny beach, the students of… Read More

Spring 2015 Spring Break – Into the Woods
Spring 2015 Wk 8: Finally in the Field
Kimberlee Moran March 13, 2015

Finally after seven weeks of sub-zero temperatures, the Whispering Woods team has returned to the… Read More

Spring 2015 Wk 8: Finally in the Field
Spring 2015 Wk 6: Let them eat cake!
Kimberlee Moran March 3, 2015

The aim of this week's class was to introduce the students to context, stratigraphy, and all the f… Read More

Spring 2015 Wk 6: Let them eat cake!
Spring 2015 Wk 4: Bones
Kimberlee Moran February 13, 2015

It's official - bones are the coolest part of the body!   This week we learned all about… Read More

Spring 2015 Wk 4: Bones
 

About the dig site

Whispering Woods is a Phase II archaeological excavation located in Salem Co, NJ conducted by Rutgers–Camden undergraduate students in collaboration with archaeologists from the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation.  

History of Whispering Woods

In 2012, the property of Whispering Woods underwent Phase I testing in compliance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act (NJ ACC7:7A). After completing 624 shovel test pits (STPs) at intervals of 50 feet, it was determined that there exist 9 potential historic and prehistoric sites on the property. These findings were consistent with existing historic and geographic data.

On the recommendation of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, the site requires Phase II testing. This excavation will be used to make a formal determination as to the significance of the nine sites and whether further mitigation and investigation will be needed before the property can be developed. Thus far, all nine sites have been registered with the NJ State Museum. Phase II testing will determine if any of the sites meet the Eligibility for Inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (36 CFR 63).

Read more on the history of the Whispering Woods site.