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Material Culture at Eckley 

  This post is from Andi, a member of the 2015 field crew: I decided to attend the archaeology field school at EckleyMiners’ Village sponsored by the University of Marylandbecause of my love of material culture. I am especially curious about the meaning of artifacts and how they … Continue reading

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Week Five at Eckley Miners Village

As our field season winds down for the summer, the days are literally growing shorter! Week five was a short week and, between our Monday recovery day after Patchtown Days and our Friday holiday in observance of the Fourth of July, we … Continue reading

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Patch Town’s Day, June 2015

This post is by team member Mikaela:  This weekend Eckley Miners’ Village was home to Patch Town Days and the archaeology team discovered that the numerous artifacts in our lab and the well-excavated site on Back Street fascinated many visitors exploring the streets of Eckley. It was a weekend … Continue reading

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Week Four At Eckley Miner’s Village

More digging, more artifacts, more excitement, and a recap of Patchtown Days. Read on to hear about what’s new in our fourth week at Eckley Miners’ Village!  The Site(s) The beginning of the week was spent focusing on House Lot #34/36 (the … Continue reading

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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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