Archaeology – Historic Preservation – Public Education

NOTE: Meetings are held at Old Scots’ Hall, at Tennent Church, 448 Tennent Road, Manalapan New Jersey. Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, October, and December starting at 7:00 pm. For non-members, please confirm at least one week in advance via email to

At the present time, our membership is full and we are not accepting any new volunteers. However, applications can be obtained by attending one of our meetings and we will keep it on file for future consideration.

Welcome to BRAVO, a nonprofit organization whose members are interested in the preservation and correct interpretation of our historical past through archaeology.

BRAVO volunteers gain a great deal of archaeological experience working at various sites throughout New Jersey as well as in other states and countries, but our main focus is on battlefield archaeology. Through the use of metal detectors, total station laser transits, survey grade RTK GPS, ArcView GIS mapping software and standard archaeological work, we are uncovering clues to the our country’s past and correcting many misconceptions in written history.