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Veit Elected Chair of Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology

Photo shows Professor Veit (pictured left) and four students.
Professor Veit, anthropology graduate student Sadie Dasovich, Lauren Lembo ’15, and Michael Gall ’01 ’05M.

Richard Veit, Ph.D., associate dean in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, was elected chair of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA) at the organization’s annual conference and meeting held earlier this month in Lake George, New York.

Founded in 1966, the council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeological scholarship in the American Northeast. Its purpose is to encourage and advance the collection, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge derived from the practice of archaeology on historic sites.

Along with Veit, graduate students Shane Dvorak and Sadie Dasovich also attended the conference. Veit, Dvorak, and Dasovich presented papers on two fieldwork projects, Monmouth’s 2017 and 2018 summer field schools in archaeology at Morristown National Historical Park and Monmouth’s 2019 summer field school at the historic William Trent House in downtown Trenton, New Jersey.

Lauren Lembo ’15, Kristen Hohn ’18M, and Michael Gall ’01 ’05M also presented conference papers.

CNEHA is concerned with the entire historic time period from the beginnings of European exploration in the New World to the recent past and covers the Canadian provinces and the U.S. states of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.