Leetown: A Hamlet’s Role in the Historical Battle of Pea Ridge and Beyond

Author(s): Victoria Jones

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Military Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Leetown, a hamlet found within Pea Ridge Military Park was the focus of the University of Arkansas’ 2017 summer field school. This study was possible with the cooperative effort between the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Archeological Survey, and National Park Service’s Midwest Archeological Center. By using techniques within geophysical analysis and archeological excavations, the primary goal was to identify what buildings and roads were located in the hamlet dating between the time of the Civil War until it was abandoned. There were ultimately two purposes of the field school excavations. First, was to create a better understanding of Leetown’s role through time, which may have included the hamlet’s involvement in the Battle of Pea Ridge and second, to provide a framework for how Leetown as an archeological site can be approached on a larger scale for future archeological pursuits in the area.

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Leetown: A Hamlet’s Role in the Historical Battle of Pea Ridge and Beyond. Victoria Jones. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449110)

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Civil War Households Lifeways

Geographic Keywords
United States of America

Temporal Keywords
Civil War

Spatial Coverage

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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 333