• Richard Veit


    Associate Professor of Anthropology

    Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1997

    Office: Howard Hall 303B

    E-mail: rveit@monmouth.edu

    Telephone: 732-263-5699

    Web Site: http://bluehawk.monmouth.edu/~rveit/

    Professor Veit teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Historical Archaeology, North American Prehistory, Early American Material Culture, particularly vernacular architecture, pottery, and mortuary art, New Jersey History, and Public History. His many publications include his award-winning book Digging New Jersey's Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State (Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2002).

    Current Projects:

    Book: Stranger Stop and Cast an Eye: New Jersey’s Historic Cemeteries and Graveyards Through Four Centuries (with Mark Nonestied, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission) Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, 2006.

    Archaeological studies of the Abraham Staats House (c. 1738), South Bound Brook, New Jersey and Point Breeze, Joseph Bonaparte’s American Mansion, Bordentown, New Jersey.


    Neat and Artificial Pipes: Base Metal Trade Pipes of the Northeastern Indians

    New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones: History in the Landscape. Co-authored with Mark Nonestied. Rutgers University Press, 2008

    First author with Charles Bello, in The Culture of Smoking: Recent Developments in the Archaeology of Smoking Pipes, pp.185-206, edited by Sean M. Rafferty and Rob Mann, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

    More Precious than Gold: A Preliminary Study of the Varieties and Distribution of Pre-Contact Copper Artifacts in New Jersey. Archaeology of Eastern North America 32:73-88. First author with Gregory Lattanzi and Charles Bello.

    Taken for Granite: Terracotta Gravemarkers from New Jersey and New York. in Ceramics in America 2003, First author with Mark Nonestied, edited by Robert Hunter, pp. 172-195, Chipstone Foundation and University Press of New England, Hanover, NH, and London.

    Digging New Jersey's Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick. Recipient of a State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Award and New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance, Best Non-Fiction Book Award.

    Rethinking the Mengkom-Mixing Bowl: Salvage Archaeology at the Johannes Luyster House, A Dutch-American Farm. Second author with Gerard Scharfenberger. Northeast Historical Archaeology 30-31:53-72.

    Tokens of Their Love: Interpreting Native American Grave Goods from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. First author with Charles Bello. Archaeology of Eastern North America 29:47-64.

    Contact and Early Historic Period Archaeology in the Delaware Valley (Guest Editor) Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 15.