Adventures in Archaeology: Summer 2019 Camp at the Forest Meeker Homestead

Author(s): Jarrod Burks; Jessica Clark

Year: 2020


This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In the summer of 2019, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. and the Delaware County Historical Society hosted an Adventures in Archaeology summer camp. The camp engaged children and the community in the basic methods of archaeology, with learning objectives that included excavation techniques, screening, field identification of artifacts, field drawing, and team collaboration. The students (ages 8-14) and the crew spent a week excavating small test units and shovel tests at the Forest Meeker Homestead in Stratford, Ohio. Meeker came to the area in 1811 and established the first mill in what would become a large complex—at one point a significant amount of the country’s paper was made in Stratford. Test units targeted anomalies detected in previous geophysical surveys and shovel tests aimed to locate a Meeker-era midden. In addition to engaging the community, the camp also furthered on-going research being conducted by OVAI and the Delaware County Historical Society.

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Adventures in Archaeology: Summer 2019 Camp at the Forest Meeker Homestead. Jarrod Burks, Jessica Clark. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457440)

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Temporal Keywords
19th Century

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): 909