Resources for small museums and historic sites
A tree falls after a snowstorm and reveals a trove of bricks and ceramic fragments. Soon you get a phone call from a local antiquarian who offers to excavate at the spot.
What do you do now?
This workshop will teach you about the legal and ethical requirements, methods, and costs of archaeology at your site. We’ll discuss the care and management of archaeological sites and collections and how to plan for an archaeological dig at your site.
As a case study, participants will explore the ways that Stenton has undertaken and used archaeology and archaeological collections to advance the mission of the site. You’ll also receive a short assignment, to be undertaken between the first and second sessions of the workshop, that will assist you in developing an archaeology policy for your site.
April 14 and 28, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Participants must attend both sessions.
Debbie Miller (Archaeologist, Independence National Historical Park)
Dennis Pickeral (Director, Stenton)
Doug Mooney (President, Philadelphia Archaeological Forum)
Jed Levin (Archaeologist, Independence National Historical Park)
Current Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places Member: $30
New Individual Tri-State Member: $60
New Institutional Tri-State Member: $70 (may send up to two attendees)
Step 1: Fill out the form below and indicate which workshop you would like to attend. This will hold your place in the workshop, and we will confirm receipt of your information. Your registration will be complete once we receive your form (see PDF below) and payment.
If you are interested in attending, please Download the Archaeology PDF Form.
Fill it out and mail it with your check to:
Sustaining Places Workshops
Museum Studies Program
University of Delaware
77 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19716