Workshops in Archaeology

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s, Workshops in Archaeology program is scheduled for October 28, 2017 in Harrisburg. Our theme this year is Ethnicity in the Archaeological RecordHere is the program.

Immigration, ethnicity and multi-culturalism are significant issues in contemporary American society. As archaeologists, we need to consider ethnic differences in the archaeological record to improve our understanding of the past.  Pennsylvania’s archaeological record is as diverse as its population and reflects upon our founding under William Penn as a welcoming place for freedom from religious persecution. Is there a time in Euro-American history when ethnic differences are more easily identified and has the mass production of goods in the late 19th century made it more difficult?