The LMP is a collaborative endeavor which aims to recognize the events surrounding the Lattimer Massacre, an incident that changed the labor movement and impacted the world by bringing to light economic disparities and ethnic tensions in the anthracite region of PA.
The Department of Anthropology of the University of Maryland is conducting a multi-disciplinary research project exploring life in the coal mining company towns of Lattimer and Pardeesville (formerly Lattimer No. 2) on the outskirts of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Three archaeological sites have been examined through excavation.
Lattimer Nos' 1 and 2 were founded in the mid-19th century by the Pardee Company. Lattimer 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 (http://lattimermassacre.wordpress.com). Today, the fabric of the company town landscape survives along 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 explores these themes through a multi-disiplinary approach.
The first field season took place during the summer of 2012 on Canal Street in Lattimer. The second field season, on Church Street in Pardeesville, took place during the summer of 2013. Students from universities and colleges across the nation took part in this research.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info on the field school or to volunteer with this project.