Partnerships for Heritage Stewardship

Author(s): Katherine Peresolak

Year: 2018


The objective of my Master’s thesis was to formulate a history of the Carroll Cabin and farm, a historic log house located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania on Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) land. My research focused on how archaeological and historical records could be used to answer questions about the farm's extant home and the property's history. In Pennsylvania and other states (and at the federal level) multi-use public land managers are responsible for similar structures and the associated archaeological sites. These resources are often located in remote areas with little or no associated primary records, which means there is no construction date available to assist with resource management and a significance assessment. Dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, is an affordable and effective methodology that has the potential to date log buildings or structures whether primary records exist or not. Partnership research using such technology is not only beneficial to the story of Pennsylvania and the region, it is also important for promoting heritage stewardship on public land.

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Partnerships for Heritage Stewardship. Katherine Peresolak. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445389)

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Abstract Id(s): 21094