University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Robert L. Schuyler

Silver Reef Project: Creation of a ‘Historic Ethnography’ for a 19th Century American Mining Town on the Western Frontier

University Museum Research Projects

By: Robert L. Schuyler

Since 1981 the American Historical Archaeology Section of The University Museum has been running a project that alternates between digging in the ground and digging into archives. The Silver Reef Project is the first attempt to create an “historic ethnography”—as complete as possible a cultural reconstruction—of an American mining boom town in the 1870s and […]