Date of Award

Fall 11-22-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

William Parry

Second Advisor

Anthony Balzano

Academic Program Adviser

Marc Edelman


The Ring Quarry Mining Complex (RQMC) in northwestern New Jersey is an archaeological, Pre-Contact Native American mining and habitation complex. The RQMC was a primary source of tool stone in the Vernon Valley of New Jersey for thousands of years. Evidence of human occupation within the study area extends from the Paleoindian through the Contact Period. This study focuses on the ancient chert quarry and surrounding sites across a landscape making up a habitational complex.



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