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Archaeology and Architecture: How to restore an 18th century manor house at Melwood Parke

Author(s): Thomas Bodor ; Matthew D. Cochran ; Lyle Torp

Year: 2016

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Generally speaking standing structures are most typically the domain of Architects, Structural Engineers, or Architectural Historians.  Recent efforts to stabilize the Melwood Parke, a ca.  c.1715-1767 manor house  located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, highlight the critical role of archaeology in understanding construction chronologies, as well as form and function of colonial American architecture. Topics to be addressed within this paper include: the role archeology can play in the understanding of complex diachronic architectural change; creating collaborative relationships with architectural historians to more effectively guide the rehabilitation of standing historic structures; and, the benefits of collaborative archeological/architectural projects within cultural resource management.  


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Archaeology and Architecture: How to restore an 18th century manor house at Melwood Parke. Thomas Bodor, Matthew D. Cochran, Lyle Torp. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434269)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 957

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