Lecture: Archaeology of a Pioneer Settler's Cabin

Event Location

Rock Ford Plantation

881 Rockford Road

Lancaster, PA 17602

Cost

  • $5 non-members; free for members

Contact

  • 7 Jun

Dr. Timothy Trussell of Millersville University presents “The Archaeology of a Pioneer Settler’s Cabin: The 1714 Hans Graff Site.” The early pioneers of Lancaster County were extremely influential in setting the pattern for later development of broad swaths of the United States, through generations of out-migration in the 1700’s. These flows of people carried the culture, lifeways, agricultural practices, and even architectural styles from Lancaster County to many other areas of the country. For the first time, the original site of one of these early pioneers has been found and archaeologically excavated, giving us insights into that era which have been previously impossible. This lecture will discuss the importance of the early settlers in Lancaster County to the later cultural and historical development of the United States, and will discuss the findings of two years of excavation at the Graff site, the first original settlers cabin ever found or excavated in Lancaster County.

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