Learning about camp michaux through archaeology

Whether you’ve been to Camp Michaux many times before or you just Googled “Pennsylvania Archaeology”, we’re glad you found us! This area is an archaeological site located in the Michaux State Forest that is being investigated by students of Professor Maria Bruno‚Äôs Archaeological Methods class at Dickinson College. We’ve created this webpage to inform the public about the work we’ve be doing at this incredible site. Since not everyone can visit it in person, we hope this webpage can be the next best thing.

The local history of this area is rich and unique, and we encourage exploration and curiosity. Use the links below to navigate through the time periods we’ve studied at Camp Michaux, beginning with pre-colonial Native American occupations and ending in a World War II interrogation camp.

As you explore our website, please keep in mind that archaeology is a careful, precise process. We need your help to protect the history that is still in the ground at Camp Michaux, we can’t learn about it if it’s not there. A few discarded bottles or a broken spearpoint may not seem important but these artifacts tell the stories of past people who can no longer speak for themselves. Recovering this information is a careful process that archaeologists are trained to do. Disturbances such as digging, removing objects, and leaving graffiti are illegal and detrimental to the site.

We are all stewards of this important place; please respect it and help us protect it!

Camp Michaux Through Time

Explore the time periods

Remnants of Camp Michaux’s past

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