Archaeology Of Central New York

I-81 Syracuse, Tubman Home, Skaneateles Farm

I-81 Corridor Archaeology:  Students will join in an ongoing GIS ata gathering project gathering data on pre-1960s communities that existed along and in the vicinity of the path of Interstate 81, in Syracuse. The objective is to reconstruct the ethnic and social composition of these neighborhoods in the 19th and early 20th century.  

Harriet Tubman Home: Syracuse University has been involved in archaeological and heritage research at the Harriet Tubman home for two decades. This season we will work with the archaeological collections from the site to generating a master database. 

Skaneateles Farm Archaeology: Students will learn excavation techniques as we explore a possible privy site at the Austin / Van Etten farm (established ca. 1812) in Skaneateles.

No experience necessary. Earn 6 units of credit- ANT443/643 (tuition, with no additional project fee. First class meets in Lyman 411a (program will arrange transportation to off campus venues). Program is daily 9-4 with final day B-B-Q on May 24th.

Information: email Professor Armstrong: dvarmstr@maxwell.syr.edu or Professor Pezzarossi gpezzaro@maxwell.syr.edu.

Or Online at:  Archaeology of Central New York Field School Summer 2019

Harriet Tubman House

Students at Harriet Tubman dig 2014

Web Links & Resources on Harriet Tubman & The Freedom Trail

Harriet Tubman Home:  

National Park Service Network to Freedom:

Federal Legislation: Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program:

Syracuse University African American Studies Department:

NY History: 

Regional Information on the Freedom Trail:  


Liberty Bell medallion (Harriet Tubman brick residence)