Campus Calendar

May 19

Community Archaeology Day

From site: Archaeology Events

Come visit our excavation site at the Women's League Cabin in the Carleton Arboretum! Meet at the Arb Office for transportation to the site.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
2:00 – 5:00 pm / Arboretum
Archaeology in the Cowling Arboretum

ARCN246: Archaeological Methods, is an introduction to archaeological practice and process. Over the past several weeks, we, the students, have learned foundational methods of archaeological research design and fieldwork, including techniques of survey, mapping, documentation, and excavation. This course has introduced us to a variety of archaeological field methods and research strategies, while allowing us to actively engage with the material covered in class by establishing our very own study site in Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum.

Women’s League Cabin in Carleton’s Cowling Arboretum
In 1938, construction of a cabin for Carleton’s women students began. Originally serving as a shack, the refined purpose of the cabin was to provide a space for women students at Carleton to bond. It was later found to be unfit to live in and was misused by high school students, which led to its demolition in 1990s. Our class found this to be an interesting site that fulfilled many of the requirements we were looking for in a site. One of the main goals for our research is to foster engagement with the local history by providing educational and communal enrichment for past and current members of the Carleton and Northfield communities.

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Sponsored by Archaeology. Contact: Alex Knodell, x5136