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Historical Archaeology

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 102–111 | Cite as

Voices of New Philadelphia: Memories and Stories of the People and Place

  • Carrie A. Christman
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Abstract

A project of collecting and recording oral histories related to New Philadelphia provided a valuable avenue for understanding facets of racism, and played an integral role in establishing a community-based archaeology program that emphasizes civic engagement. These oral histories also provided details of the historical context of the town, and revealed information that aided archaeological investigations. Several interviews supplied valuable data concerning the likely locations of structures, residences, and businesses that once existed within the town site. Oral histories further contributed data for meeting the challenges of analyzing cultural, ethnic, and class differences in artifact assemblages recovered from each house lot.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carrie A. Christman
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  1. 1.c/o Department of AnthropologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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