In the Spring of 2017, Alex Knodell’s Archaeological Methods Course spent several days conducting fieldwork in the Carleton College Arboretum. Over the course of the term, we performed archaeological surveys, excavation work, and artifact analysis including photogrammetry. We applied the skills honed over the course of the ten weeks of this class to an in-depth study of the Pine Hill Village Site. Previously residential housing for student veterans and their families following WWII, the area behind current day Goodhue Hall has evolved across the years. This project allowed us to gain a deeper appreciation of archeological survey, excavation and analysis procedures while illuminating traces of Carleton’s material past to better contextualize life on this campus following WWII.
Click into the following pages detailing different aspects of our fieldwork: