Dr. Carole Nash Receives Grant to Perform Local Archaeology


 

SUMMARY: Dr. Carole Nash, ISAT Assistant Professor, received a grant from the City of Harrisonburg to perform archaeological testing of the Thomas Harrison House cellar. This site can contribute new knowledge of the development of Harrisonburg as a city.


               Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology, Dr. Carole Nash, received a $9, 618.94 grant from the City of Harrisonburg to facilitate the archaeological testing of the Thomas Harrison House cellar, located downtown. According to her proposal, the Thomas Harrison House is the oldest known standing structure in Harrisonburg. The archaeological study of the study will contribute to the knowledge of Euro-American settlement in Western Virginia, the development of Harrisonburg as a city, and possibly prehistoric Native American life.

Thomas Harrison House

               Dr. Nash has over 35 years’ experience in the field of archaeology and plans to include JMU students, the Archeological Society of Virginia’s Virginia Archeological Technician Certification students, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and the Council of Virginia Archeologists for the project. The archaeological testing will occur from March 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017. Anything that is recovered will go to the City of Harrisonburg to put together in a future exhibit on the Thomas Harrison House.

               Way to go Dr. Nash, we can’t wait to see what you find!

Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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