Monthly Archives: June 2015

Week Three at Eckley Miners’ Village

It’s hard to believe we’re already wrapping up our third week out here at Eckley! Time flies when you’re having fun. We said goodbye to some old friends but made some new ones as well. Read on! The Site On … Continue reading

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The Arts on Fire!: A fieldtrip to the Keystone Iron Works

This post is written by Esther, a member of the 2015 field crew: Before our trip with Dr. Shackel to Scranton, I really had no idea what “iron pour” meant. I got into the car expecting an educational experience involving … Continue reading

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Eckley Miners’ Village hosting Maryland Archaeological Group

From the Standard Speaker Article of the  16 July, 2015:   Through July 10, an archaeological field school sponsored by the University of Maryland will be conducting archeological excavations at Eckley Miners’ Village.   Eckley Miners’ Village, a PHMC historic site in Luzerne … Continue reading

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Weeks One and Two at Eckley Miners’ Village

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland is delighted to report the completion of our first two weeks of excavations at Eckley Miners’ Village! After much consternation about whether the project would move forward, our first few days … Continue reading

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A Story from the Field: a buried A-horizon

This post is from field crew student Dorothy, reporting on her exciting first two weeks of fieldwork:  On the first day of field school I was reassured that we could stop digging once subsoil was reached–unless there was a … Continue reading

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First Week at Eckley: A Story from Ceramics

We started our first week at Eckley Miners’ Village. The staff has been fantastic and very welcoming of our archaeology project.  Many thanks to Dr. Bode Morin and his staff at Eckley for working so hard to make this summer happen.  The first day … Continue reading

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Summer Field Project, 2015: Eckley Miner’s Village

We’re back in the field!   Welcome from the University of Maryland’s 2015 Archaeological Field School! We are holding our fourth year of excavations at Eckley Miner’s Village, located in Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Eckley is a coal company town dating to 1854 and is currently administered … Continue reading

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