The Dardenne Presbyterian Church Archaeological Project

Author(s): Jordan L Schaefer; Judith A Finot

Year: 2016


This paper examines the archaeological remains of the Dardenne Presbyterian Church in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri. Constructed in 1845, the Church served as a gathering ground for residents of the area for both religious and social purposes. During the course of the Civil War, the Church was encountered by Union soldiers who proceeded to burn it down in 1862. Today, the remains of the church can still be found. Through selective shovel testing and excavation, various building materials have been discovered. Additionally, the foundation has been partially uncovered to help define the floor and walls of the church. Historical documentation is also utilized to help give context about different topics such as property ownership, religious goals, social life, and the burning of the Church.

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The Dardenne Presbyterian Church Archaeological Project. Jordan L Schaefer, Judith A Finot. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434811)

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 938