We are excited to introduce Rebecca S. to the project! Rebecca is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland majoring in anthropology with a minor in the University of Maryland’s START program. She is a Maryland native and interested in the environment and anthropology. She has worked on other archaeological projects and is hoping to broaden her research experience by working with us this semester!
In addition to cataloging artifacts, mending broken vessels, and learning the National Park Service and Pennsylvania Museum and Historic Commission archaeology guidelines, Rebecca is also embarking on her own mini research project to look at the relationship between child mortality, wealth, and age married at the turn of the 20th century. We hope that this question can begin to highlight some of the nuances of life in Lattimer and Pardeesville and tell us more about the living conditions for the working class at this point in history. While her research is just now in the preliminary stages, we hope that Rebecca will eventually write up some of her findings for the blog! Stay tuned!
Throughout this year Rebecca contributed nearly 100 hours of her time to help us catalog and analyze all of amazing finds from last summer. We hope to keep the blog updated with what we discover!