This summer Matt Kalos from Temple University will be performing a public archaeology program at Paoli Battlefield (Monument Ave & Wayne Ave, Malvern, PA 19355) to support his dissertation research. The Battle of Paoli took place on the night of September 20,1777. The battle consisted of a night time bayonet raid by British forces into American General Anthony Wayne’s encampment. His research aims to better understand the Battle itself as well as provide insights regarding how military conflicts influence the greater community, not just at the time of battle, but also in the subsequent decades or centuries.
He has scheduled the field season to run from Wednesday June 10 through Saturday August 1. Excavations will take place during this period Wednesdays through Saturdays (with the exceptions of Saturday June 20, Friday July 3, and Saturday July 4) from 9 AM-4:30 PM. Excavations will take place both in the open field associated with the battle as well as a wooded area where the Bowen Farm house once stood (and the site of the British entry into the American Encampment). If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us with any dates and times that would be suitable for you. Once we receive a note of interest, Matt will contact you directly with details regarding where to meet, what to wear, what to bring, and other pertinent information. Also, do not hesitate to contact him with any questions. (see contact information below)
Hope to see you there!
Department of Anthropology