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Developing Long-Term Public Archaeology in Slippery Rock, PA

Author(s): Aksel Casson

Year: 2017

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Slippery Rock University (SRU) maintains the historic Old Stone House as a museum in Slippery Rock, PA (Butler County). In addition to living history and educational events held on site, an active archaeological excavation is being conducted on an external structure, hypothesized to be a summer kitchen. Preliminary excavations have been a joint venture between SRU students and faculty and members of the local community – including amateur archaeologists. This presentation will discuss efforts to develop long-term integrated public archaeology using the Old Stone House and the new SRU Archaeology Lab to foster engaged community stewardship and interest in cultural heritage management among town and gown alike.

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Developing Long-Term Public Archaeology in Slippery Rock, PA. Aksel Casson. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429171)


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min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16495

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America