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Summer Field School

Built in 1816, remains of John Stoddart's gristmill still stand alongside the Great Falls of the Lehigh River. Built in 1816, remains of John Stoddart's gristmill still stand alongside the Great Falls of the Lehigh River.

Kutztown University recently began an archaeology field school at Stoddartsville in northeast Pennsylvania. Best known as the site of an early-19th century milling village, Stoddartsville also includes sites of historic significance that date from the Late Archaic (4000-5000 years ago) to the early-1900s.

Fieldwork conducted by the Kutztown University Archaeology Field School has included mapping an historic cemetery, pedestrian survey, geophysical survey (with Dr. Laura Sherrod), and excavations in the general store, workers' cabins, and Stoddart's mansion. To get a sense of what we've been up to, check out these features by the local news: 2016 season and 2017 season. The field school will be offered again during 2019 Summer Session I. Be sure to check the website for more information as the next field season gets closer.

 

Johnryan Mascione '15, Kelsey Backenstoes '15, Matt Kayhart '16, Dr. Cindy Stunkard, and Dr. Khori Newlander help the Kerrick family and friends raise the Carriage Barn, originally built by Lewis Stull in the mid-1800s (http://wnep.com/2014/10/26/raising-a-barn-the-old-fashioned-way/).