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’s 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
Vicky Porter says:
I really enjoyed the history of Camp Micheaux! I was one if the church campers there in the 1960’s . I am so glad the history of the place has been preserved!
January 12, 2019 — 5:40 am
It’s cool that you’ve created a web page to inform the public about the work you’re doing on this incredible site. Since I really can’t visit it in person. I hope I will have time to do it someday, now I can hardly manage to combine work and study, and only thanks to https://cheappaperwriting.com/. Thanks for sharing!
January 26, 2021 — 7:07 am
I heard on YouTube about a name carved into a foundation there at the camp. If I recall it was something like “Erik John Berlin” or close to it. Do you have any info or further history of that? Thanks in advance for any info.
May 4, 2023 — 3:45 am
Yes, that’s right! If you’re in the area, you can visit: https://www.visitcumberlandvalley.com/listing/camp-michaux-walking-tour/2534/. There is a PDF guide that also contains more information about the history of the site.
We don’t know anymore about the man who put his name into the cement, he likely was working on that building project while being held there.
May 5, 2023 — 11:49 am