Archaeology

Archaeology at the Hans Graff Site

by Jessica Conway and Curtis Hosey

“The development of Lancaster County is important to American history. Lancaster County is often considered a “culture hearth,” a highly influential region where initial development had profound cultural, political, and economic implications for many other areas over time. Throughout the 18th and 19th century, an overflow of population in the region resulted in migration to areas such as South Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee, and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Knowing this key information about Lancaster County, Dr. Trussell decided to try to locate an early Lancaster County site to conduct an archaeological excavation…”

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