Topic ID #38036 - posted 2/9/2017 6:13 AM

2017 Summer Field School - Pennsylvania - Eckley Miners' Village - May 30-July 7


Archaeology and Preservation Field School for summer 2017

 Eckley Miner’s Village, (near Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre, PA)

 May 30 – July 7, 2017


We are excited to announce the return of the Anthracite Heritage Project archaeology and preservation field school for summer 2017! The Department of Anthropology and Historic Preservation Program at the University of Maryland will explore life in company coal mining towns with an archaeology and preservation field school at Eckley Miner’s Village, a history museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania near Hazleton and Wilkes-Barrre. The project focuses on the lives of coal miners and their families through archaeology, architectural history, oral histories, and archival research. Students will have the opportunity to literally “dig up history” as we excavate in the backyards of 19th -century workers’ houses and will help document the towns standing structures, including many wonderful outbuildings.

 For more information, please contact:

Kyla Cools <>

Dr. Paul Shackel <>

Dr. Don Linebaugh <>

 Department of Anthropology (ANTH) and Historic Preservation Program (HISP)  University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-7415


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