"A Long Time Coming":

Archaeology and History of the Native and African American Community of Setauket

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2013 Summer Field School, June 17-July 12

Montclair State University and Higher Ground Intercultural and Heritage Associationare offering the opportunity to work with ALTC project directors in an historical archaeological field school. 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. 

Registration is limited to 12 students.
Anthropology 470, Archaeological Field Methods (4 Credits)
For information on tuition and fees, please contact Montclair State University Summer Programs, http://www.montclair.edu/summer/



for more information: matthewsc@mail.montclair.edu or (973)655-3063