Summer Field School

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. 

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