Historical Archaeology in Historic House Museums

Author(s): Jared Leonard

Year: 2006


Historical archaeology offers unique possibilities to the interpretation of history at house museums. Despite this, archaeology is an under-utilized resource in the museum field. Why is this the case? This question is addressed through an examination of the context of historical archaeology and historic house museums, a qualitative survey of New England museums, and a pair of case studies. Possible reasons for the apparent divide between historical archaeology and historic house museums are suggested, and several solutions are posed.

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Historical Archaeology in Historic House Museums. Jared Leonard. Masters Thesis. University of Maryland, College Park. 2006 ( tDAR id: 391809) ; doi:10.6067/XCV85T3NN1

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min long: -74.344; min lat: 40.797 ; max long: -67.885; max lat: 45.321 ;

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Sponsor(s): Donald Linebaugh; Paul A. Shackel

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