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Research Through Education: An Example From Southern Pennsylvania

Author(s): Scott K. Parker

Year: 2016

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Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate people of all ages about archaeological and historic research through hands on teaching.  Since 2012 we have been excavating the remains of an 18th-century house on the Stoner Farm near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The excavations have been conducted entirely by volunteers, students and interns with professional supervision.

Our approach has been successful in introducing numerous school children and adults to archaeology by having them engage in all aspects of archaeology at a real archaeological site.  But in addition to teaching LACI is dedicated to providing quality archaeological research.  At the Stoner Farm we are studying the lives of the early German immigrants Johannes and Catrin Steiner who settled the property in 1744.  The Steiners (Stoner in German) were German Baptist Dunkers, a group of people who were prominent in the area but are poorly researched and understood.

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Research Through Education: An Example From Southern Pennsylvania. Scott K. Parker. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434700)


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

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