The Cremona Fellows Program was established in 2013 to provide students interested in archaeology and historic preservation hand-on experience. The latest internship/directed research opportunity will take place this fall and will focus on the one remaining slave cabin on the property. The nineteenth century cabin, known as “Sam’s Cabin” after its last formerly enslaved occupant, will undergo architectural rehabilitation. Part of this work has the potential to impact archaeological deposits around the foundation and chimney. Students interested in architectural documentation, archaeological monitoring, and assessment of historic resources are needed to assist in documentation and possible archaeological work in mid-September to early October.
Students can register for MUST internship or Anthropology Directed Research credits.
As part of this project students will:
- Document (draw and photograph) the cabin prior to and after rehabilitation work.
- Monitor rehabilitation work to prevent damage to archaeological resources.
- Participate in possible excavations.
- Handle historic materials.
- Complete a formal preservation report.
The cabin is on the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties.
If interested, please contact Professor Liza Gijanto as soon as possible, as space is limited.