Digging at Wittenberg

Nearby Archaeology at Wittenberg is a project dedicated to documenting ongoing student research in historical archaeology at Wittenberg’s campus and community in Springfield, Ohio, under the direction of Dr. Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom (History Department). Our efforts are part of a wider movement in North American archaeology called Campus Archaeology.

Excavation Team 2: Summer College “Digging for Our Past.” Sixteen students from the Class of 2017.

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Excavation Team 1: 2013 May Term: HIST 305 Archaeological Field Methods with archaeologist Dr. Darlene Brooks Hedstrom.

May Term 2013 Participants, Excavators and Authors:  Mark Swope, Deanna Iwanyckyj, William Hennigan, and Caitlin Lobl.

May Term 2013 Participants, Excavators and Authors:
Mark Swope, Deanna Iwanyckyj, William Hennigan, and Caitlin Lobl.

Mark Swope (2014); William Hennigan (2015); Deanna Iwanyckyj (2015) and Caitlin Lobl (2016)

Combining archaeological excavations on campus — nearby archaeology — and archival research, Wittenberg students participate literally in writing and discovering “nearby history” as described in David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty’s Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You. 

If you have questions about history or archaeology at Wittenberg, please contact Dr. Darlene Brooks Hedstrom.

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