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News Alumni Meghan Howey searches for history at 1654 meeting house site

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UNH professor Meghan Howey along with University of New Hampshire students, First Parish parisioners and community volunteers conducted an archaeological dig at the site of the Second Meeting House of the First Parish Church in Dover, New Hampshire

Howey, who chairs UNH's Anthropology Department, anticipated it would be a straightforward dig, and the archaeology work would confirm historical records. That wasn't the case, and already Howey is planning future work on the site later this year in attempst to get more definitive answers. "Welcome to archaeology," Howey said. "The records tell you one thing, but the materials tell you another." - excerpts from the article. To read the full Seacoastonline.com article click here.

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  • Department of Anthropology
  • 135 Munroe Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1851
  • anthropology@udel.edu
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