Friday, July 18, 2008

Archaeologists find 250-year-old artifacts under Rutgers Stadium expansion site
Finding shattered beer bottles along the perimeter of Rutgers Stadium isn't usually a shocking discovery, especially for anyone who has tailgated before a football game. But the bottles unearthed recently during construction to expand the stadium were nearly 250 years old.

Archaeologists have been documenting the findings to preserve the remnants of the once-bustling 18th-century Raritan Landing settlement. Discoveries have included foundations of the Rising Sun Tavern and multiple residences, scattered plates, tools, pottery and other items dating to the early to mid-18th century in the spot where the stadium's large entrance plaza will be built.

I guess you can thank Greg Schiano for this find.