Brookdale Community College is offering the opportunity to LEARN TO DIG! Enroll today to take part in an archaeological excavation from May 16 through May 27 as the field school studies the Cornelius Low House and New Jersey’s Revolutionary War era history. Students will learn about history, archaeology, material culture, environmental sciences, and more as an interdisciplinary course.

Students will get hands-on experience of archaeological methods by looking for artifacts at one of the state’s earliest colonial residences. Built in 1741, the Cornelius Low House is a Georgian manor in Piscataway, NJ, that overlooks the former 18th and 19th-century port community of Raritan Landing. The house is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places and currently holds the Cornelius Low House Middlesex County Museum.

The field school provides an opportunity for students to actively participate in local history!

The Summer I Term course is offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Cornelius Low House, 1225 River Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854.

For more information about the course and requirements, please contact Professor Matthew Kalos at