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Digging Up Joe’s House

Richard F. Veit, associate professor of anthropology at Monmouth University, has been digging to unearth the foundations of Joseph Bonaparte's first house. Veit and his students have uncovered more than 14,000 artifacts from the Bordentown, New Jersey site over the last two years. In between digs, Veit's class reads Patricia Tyson Stroud'sThe Man Who Had Been King: The American Exile of Napoleon's Brother Joseph for details on the lesser known Bonteparte's life in the United States.

Read more on the dig and Boneparte's place in New Jersey history at The New York Times online.