About the project:
In the summer of 2012, Penn State Hazleton and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Maryland will collaborate on a multidisciplinary project exploring life in the coal mining company town of Lattimer, on the outskirts of Hazleton, Pennsylvania through archaeological research. Lattimer, was founded in the mid-19th century by the Pardee Company and was the site of a tragic labor massacre in September of 1897. This massacre was the subject of archaeological study by the project in 2010 (see links section).
Today, the fabric of the company town landscape survives, with a rich heritage of labor history and immigration from Northern and western Europe in the mid 19th century and later from Southern and Eastern Europe. This project will explore these themes through a multidisiplinary approach.
The first field season is planned for Summer of 2012. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info on the field school.