Anthracite Heritage Project

This listing expired on May 31, 2018. Please contact for any updated information.

Location: Weatherly, PA, US

Season: May 29, 2018 to July 6, 2018

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field school, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

University of Maryland

Project Director:
Dr. Paul Shackel, Dr. Donald Linebaugh, and Kyla Cools

Project Description:

We are excited to announce the return of the Anthracite Heritage Project archaeology and preservation field school for summer 2018! The Department of Anthropology and Historic Preservation Program at the University of Maryland will explore life in company coal mining towns with an archaeology and preservation field school at Eckley Miner’s Village, a history museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania near Hazleton and Wilkes-Barrre. The project focuses on the lives of coal miners and their families through archaeology, architectural history, oral histories, and archival research. Students will have the opportunity to literally “dig up history” as we excavate in the backyards of 19th -century workers’ houses and will help document the towns standing structures, including many wonderful outbuildings.

Period(s) of Occupation: Mid 18th - Mid 20th C.

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements:
Room and board included in program fees. Contact Kyla Cools at for more details. Cost:

Academic Credit:
3-6 credits offered by University of Maryland. Tuition is .

Contact Information:

Kyla Cools

1125 Woods Hall

College Park

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