Expanding the Historical Archaeology of College Hill: Updates in Excavation, Digital Technologies, and Outreach in Providence, Rhode Island

Author(s): Eve H Dewan

Year: 2017

Summary

The Archaeology of College Hill is a course at Brown University, taught by two graduate students, that aims to train undergraduates in various field methods, documentary research, and readings and discussions of archaeological theory. In 2016, the course underwent several exciting changes. First, it relocated from Brown’s campus, where it had been conducting excavations for several years, to the nearby Moses Brown School. This paper presents the results of two seasons of fieldwork at this new site where students investigated the material culture of a nineteenth century family of German immigrants who made significant contributions to Rhode Island’s textile industry. Additionally, it discusses the design and implementation of a new paperless recording system, as well as the introduction of drone technology to this innovative course that combines the theory and practice of historical archaeology with pedagogy and outreach in the local community.

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Expanding the Historical Archaeology of College Hill: Updates in Excavation, Digital Technologies, and Outreach in Providence, Rhode Island. Eve H Dewan. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435406)

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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): 306