You Don’t Find Jack: Archaeological Investigations at Two Rural, Nineteenth Century Midwest School Houses

Author(s): John D. Richards

Year: 2018

Summary

The archaeology of rural one-room school houses is part of the larger archaeological enterprise of the study of institutions, but remains relatively undeveloped. In large part this is due to the often frustratingly incomplete archaeological and historical records associated with these resources. As a result, these sites rarely conform to the criteria needed to be potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It is thus often impossible to either preserve such sites or conduct in depth investigations that might, in fact, allow exploration of the relationship of these resources to broader social, economic and political issues. This conundrum is illustrated with reference to excavations conducted at two mid-nineteenth century rural school sites in southeast Wisconsin.

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You Don’t Find Jack: Archaeological Investigations at Two Rural, Nineteenth Century Midwest School Houses. John D. Richards. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441727)

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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): 724