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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 (KUAFS) during the summers of 2015 and 2016 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. Click on 2015 KUAFS and 2016 KUAFS to learn more. And for a brief feature on the field school by the local news, click here

Students can enroll in one or both sessions. Students who wish to enroll only in ANT 321 will require permission from the instructor. There are no course prerequisites for the field school, although courses in archaeology and allied social and natural sciences will be useful. While we are in the field, we will stay in lodging near the site. Room and board in the field are provided; you need only pay tuition [info on financial aid]. Students interested in participating in the field school should submit a completed application [downloadable pdf] to Dr. Khori Newlander (newlander@kutztown.edu, Old Main Room 459).

For more information about the field school, contact Dr. Newlander in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology.

 

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/).