Archaeological Field School

Montclair State University and Higher Ground Intercultural and Heritage Association are offering the opportunity to join an historical archaeological field school in Setauket, NY, June 17-July 12, 2013.

Field school participants will contribute to three research projects. These include excavations at the Jacob and Hannah Hart site, a late 19th-century home associated with one of the community’s most well known and highly regarded families, as well as excavations at the Thompson House site, a locally prominent 18th-century farmstead. In both cases the fieldwork seeks to collect data on the early history and development of Setauket’s Native and African American community in the contexts of both slavery and freedom. The third project is a community-based historical study of Setauket’s Bethel AME Church, which was founded by community members in 1845 and remains a vital community institution. This project will draw on archival and oral history research.

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