The Walhain-Saint-Paul Project: Bringing new ideas and generations to the archaeological table since 1998.

Summary

Since 1998, the Walhain-Saint-Paul Project has connected the next generations of archaeologists on a global scale via a strong partnership between Eastern Illinois University and Belgium’s Archaeological Research Center (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve).   Through the excavation of our 13th century castle site, we have also engaged the local community, providing them with new ways to understand and protect their heritage.  Our student’s backgrounds encompass a variety of subjects, making this project unique in that all are welcome and previous archeological experience is not expected.  To better understand how the landscape has evolved over time, we have adapted our research plan to include collaboration with scholars in various disciplines in the US and Europe, expanding our research to consider material culture, environment and landscape.  Finally, GIS, digital technology, and social media have been added as research components to broaden our understanding of the site and its surrounding community.         

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The Walhain-Saint-Paul Project: Bringing new ideas and generations to the archaeological table since 1998.. Dana E. Best-Mizsak, Annie Tock Morrisette, Ashley Jones. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434791)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 854