Monday, August 27, 2007

Artifacts found at proposed site of Monroe school
In a second round of surveying, archaeologists found historical artifacts at the site where Monroe officials want to build a new high school, officials said today.

Richard Grubb & Associates, a Cranbury-based firm, was hired by Monroe Township to determine if the land in Thompson Park is the former site of the Bethel Mission Settlement, the former community of Lenape Indians. Archaeologists found artifacts in Thompson Park during the first survey, but the findings were about a half-mile from where the school is proposed.

During the second phase, artifacts turned up at the proposed location for the school, Paul McEachen, principle senior archaeologist with the firm, said today.