Archaeological society welcomes expert on Dutch fortifications Jan. 16

January 8, 2014

The Archaeological Society of Delaware invites the public to attend its January speaker series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16. The Sussex Chapter announces its new meeting place in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control building at 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes. The new space is wheelchair accessible, spacious and comfortable. For directions, go to

Craig Lukezic, MA, will present "Seventeenth Century Dutch Fortifications and their American Variants."  The Dutch and other Europeans employed distinct methods of fort construction throughout the world.  This presentation will lay out the basic principles and patterns of fortification systems that were developed in the Netherlands during the 80 Years War.

Lukezic has served as a historic archaeologist for the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs for the past 10 years. Along with project review, he established the Early Colonial Symposium of the Delaware Valley and contributed to the Lewes Maritime Archaeological Project and Avery’s Rest. Currently, Lukezic serves as president of the Archaeological Society of Delaware and teaches as an adjunct at Delaware State University.

Before 2003, Lukezic was involved in archaeological survey and preservation planning throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Department of Transportation. His formal education comes from the College of William and Mary and Penn State University.

The Archaeological Society of Delaware, Sussex Chapter hosts the speaker series and welcomes the public to attend. New membership is encouraged. Members receive The Bulletin, a yearly publication, along with information about upcoming regional archaeology events and learning opportunities. For more information, visit and find on Facebook.