Above and Below Ground: Teaching Combined Methodologies for a Holistic Understanding of the Built Environment

Author(s): Kyla Cools; Katherine Boyle

Year: 2018

Summary

During the summer of 2017, the University of Maryland’s Anthracite Heritage Program held a combined historic preservation and archaeological field school at Eckley Miners’ Village in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Complementing the University’s dual masters in applied anthropology and historic preservation, this field school emphasized the value of utilizing historic preservation and archaeology to inform one another. This field school has provided an invaluable opportunity for students to learn the process of documenting historic structures, as well as taking the built environment into account when conducting an archaeological survey. Through this paper we aim to highlight our methodology for running a field school of this style, the challenges of running a combined program, and the benefits of combining historic preservation and historic archaeology.

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Above and Below Ground: Teaching Combined Methodologies for a Holistic Understanding of the Built Environment. Kyla Cools, Katherine Boyle. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441663)

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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): 638