Archaeology 2013: Stouffer Farm

In our second week of fieldwork, we went out to Stouffer Farm in York County, where we ran more GPR transects and conducted excavation.

Ken Mark of the Oakes Museum of Natural History and I lay out transects for the GPR.


Ken Mark and Cathay Snyder run the GPR southwest of the farmhouse.

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Cathay became an expert recorder while Ken and I used the big antenna (250 mhz) (photos courtesy of Sammi Lehman)

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Cathay records information related to our transects. On right, the monitor shows the results (photos courtesy of Sammi Lehman)

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Meanwhile, excavation continued in the outbuilding: Megan Steves, Tim Hampton, Sarah Day, Kristen College in pics below

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We also opened up new excavation units to “ground-truth” our GPR. Megan Piette and Kaylee Schofield at work in opening these.

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At the end of the week, the Oakes Museum hosted one of their curator club days.

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Joeli Banks, Laura Passmore, and Megan Ekstrom work with the children in the pics below.

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A special treat was a visit from Jonathan and Lorraine Campman. Jonathan is a descendent of Abraham Stouffer’s grandfather, Hans, and brought with him Hans’ notebooks detailing his emigration from Germany in the early 1700s. Diane Phillips, owner of the property today, carefully leafs through the notebook below.



Thanks to Diane Phillips, Ken Mark, and students for making our 2013 work at the farm possible. Look for more later in the semester as we analyze and interpret our findings and data.

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