Archaeology Field School

Built in the early-19th century, remains of John Stoddart's gristmill still stand alongside the Great Falls of the Lehigh River in northeast Pennsylvania.

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 a historic cemetery, pedestrian survey, geophysical survey (with Dr. Laura Sherrod), and excavations in the general store, workers' cabins, and Stoddart's mansion. Analysis of the artifacts recovered from Stoddartsville is ongoing. Students have presented the results of their fieldwork and artifact analyses at local, regional, and national conferences.

Archaeological Fieldwork at Stoddartsville

Uncovering evidence of the Stoddartsville General Store

Archaeological Fieldwork at Stoddartsville

Looking for evidence of the millhands who worked at Stoddartsville

Archaeological Fieldwork at Stoddartsville

Excavating in the Stoddart Mansion

Archaeological Fieldwork at Stoddartsville

Excavating in the Stoddart Mansion

Archaeological Fieldwork at Stoddartsville

Mapping grave markers in the Stoddartsville Cemetery

Archaeological Fieldwork at Stoddartsville

Conducting geophysical survey in the Stoddartsville Cemetery

For more information about the field school, contact Dr. Khori Newlander (newlander@kutztown.edu, Old Main Room 459) in the Department of Anthropology & Sociology.