Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The objective of this project is to formulate a history of the Carroll Cabin and farm. While the whole farmstead is important, this project focuses on how the archaeological and historical record can be used to answer questions about the house, since it is the only extant structure on the farm and may pre-date farming activities. As a resource on Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) land, this historic house is at risk from neglect, decay, and development like the installation of gas wells. The primary research question in this study concerns age and use-life of the house, since Forbes State Forest managers want to better understand this building and its potential significance. Demographics and domestic activities of the site are also of interest, as is the physical evolution of the house and the farm’s connection, or lack thereof, to local and regional economic markets.
Peresolak, Katherine S., "Advocating for the Carroll Cabin: Archaeological Investigations at a Historic Home" (2017). Theses and Dissertations (All). 1770.