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Field School in Building Archaeology
posted 03/09/2017  
Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
06/06/2017 - 06/22/2017
The Field School in Building Archaeology, oered by Roger Williams University in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation, provides participants with an intensive learning experience in the theory, methods, and practice of building archaeology the investigation, documentation and interpretation of historic buildings.  
Through lectures, field trips, and hands-on activities centered on investigation of the Newport Restoration Foundations c.1725 Christopher Townsend House, the home of a renowned 18th century Newport cabinetmaker, participants in the May June 2017 program will learn the tools, methods, and strategies that can be applied to the study of historic buildings, how to date their original construction and subsequent changes, how to interpret these changes within the context of its occupants, local place, and region.  


The Field School in Building Archaeology is offered for academic credit through the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, and as a Certificate offering for professional development through the School of Continuing Studies. The Field School is led by Myron Stachiw, with workshop participation by Tom Paske, Claire Dempsey, John Vaughan, and William Flynt.


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