What Do All These Broken Things Mean? Collectively Interpreting the Archaeology of The Hill Neighborhood in Easton, Maryland

Author(s): Tracy H. Jenkins

Year: 2018

Summary

The Hill neighborhood in Easton, Maryland, is a place where people have come together over the past 200 years to fight slavery, racism, economic marginalization, and gender inequity.  These efforts are reflected in the archaeological record.  However, the legacy of earlier generations is threatened by decades of disinvestment and a tide of gentrification.  The Hill Community Project therefore aims to use research, public interpretation, and preservation to revitalize the built and social fabric of The Hill in ways that reflect its heritage.  In a series of focus group sessions organized around interpreting artifacts from several years of excavation, members of the community are invited into conversations about the issues that brought people together as a community in the past.  This serves as a stepping stone to discussions about the neighborhood's future, a conversation from which African-American and Hispanic residents have previously been excluded.

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What Do All These Broken Things Mean? Collectively Interpreting the Archaeology of The Hill Neighborhood in Easton, Maryland. Tracy H. Jenkins. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441873)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 347