An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts time-honored historical interpretations of the past created and perpetuated by such interest groups as historians and the National Park Service and in so doing allows us to be more inclusive of the town's forgotten histories and provides alternative voices to a past. He teaches courses in Historical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Chesapeake, and Method and Theory in Archaeology. The project has worked in Lattimer, Pardeesville, and most recently Eckley Miners' Village, focusing on the households of mining families. Paul Shackel joined the Department of Anthropology in 1996 after working for the National Park Service for 7-½ years. Conclusion: The Assassination of Plurality: Material Wealth and Consumption in Victorian Harpers Ferry. International Journal of Heritage Studies 22 3 : 200-213.
American Anthropologist 108 4 : 828-841. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts time-honored historical interpretations of the past created and perpetuated by such interest groups as historians and the National Park Service and in so doing allows us to be more inclusive of the town's forgotten histories and provides alternative voices to a past. Archaeology can either bolster memory and tradition, or contradict the status quo and provide an alternative view of the past. Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park in 1988—1989. In Meanings and Uses of Material Culture, edited by Barbara J.
Death and memory in past societies. This research focuses on issues related to labor, class, and historic and contemporary immigration. Historical Archaeology 26 3 : 5—11. These projects provide work and educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. In New Philadelphia: Racism, Community, and the Illinois Frontier, edited by Christopher Fennel and Terrance Martin and Paul A. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California and the National Council on Public History.
Spatially middling, the region, and in particular Delaware, was simultaneously a contested borderland with a unique, often misunderstood colonial history. Introduction: Harpers Ferry: A Place in Time. Both Virginia and the U. Section I: Occupied Harpers Ferry During the Civil War. Since 2015, archaeology, preservation and heritage research has been conducted at Eckley Miners' Village, which is overseen by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Fort Sumter provides a telling case study in how the National Park Service has helped to shape the historical narratives of its sites, and how it participates in debates over the meaning of events.
In the battle over the origins of the United States, scholars and publics have claimed primacy for the Middle Atlantic region as a central place in the mythology of the United States as a nation whose exceptionalism and greatness were destined due to the dynamic energy and creativity inherent in cross-cultural exchange. What's more, Bruggeman offers the story of Washington's birthplace as a cautionary tale about the perils and possibilities of public history by asking why we care about famous birthplaces at all. The volume is well illustrated, and a thorough references section provides additional sources of information. Shackel is interested in what nationally significant sites mean to the American public, and how they help to create and maintain a national identity. Since its infancy, American historical archaeology has maintained a relationship. So too was Sweden both the middle of Scandinavia and the northern borderland of Europe. Potential graduate students interested in working on the project are encouraged to apply by the January 1 application deadline.
During the summers of 1983 and 1984, he led a team of students in an to locate the homestead of the founder of the Town of Islip, on Long Island. Bruggeman sifts through years of correspondence, superintendent logs, and other park records to reconstruct delicate negotiations of power among a host of often unexpected claimants on Washington's memory. Given both the history of the field and its practitioners' often-tortured efforts to define their inten- tions. Section I: Occupied Harpers Ferry During the Civil War. Archaeology and Created Memory is full of archaeolgical data recovered from a samll industrial community and therefore inherently appeals to industrial archaeologists, especially those interested in military history and postmodern data applications.
American Anthropologist 115 2 : 212-215. Shackel came to the Department of Anthropology at and served as an from 1996—1999; Associate Professor from 1999—2002 and Professor from 2002—present. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 2 1 : 1—20. American Anthropologist 102 3 : 655—670. Bruggeman examines the history of commemoration in the United States by focusing on the George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia's Northern Neck, where contests of public memory have unfolded with particular vigor for nearly eighty years. He co-taught a course with Barbara Little and Parker Potter in the Department of Social Sciences at in 1986. During both the centennial of the war 1961-65 and the sesquicentennial 2011-15 , Charleston was the site of elaborate ceremonies that dramatized evolving interpretations of the conflict.
Percheron Press, Clinton Corners, New York. Now the research program is exploring issues related to immigration in the past as well as the present in the coal patch towns in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The work focused on the historic town of New Philadelphia, Illinois. Introduction: Harpers Ferry: A Place in Time. A multifaceted and wide-ranging examina- tion of the posE-Columbian world gives historical archaeology a special ability to investigate modern history and to pro- vide insights into the historical circumstances of today's world. International Journal of Historical Archaeology. The project initially focused on the 1897 Lattimer Massacre.