Check out Ally Johnson's article about ANTH219
students go to Center City when they want to leave the Penn bubble. But
for students who truly want an escape, there’s another option — rural
Friday morning, a handful of students piled into a van outside the Penn
Museum and headed to various towns in New Jersey to study historical
sites, such as early Quaker and Swedish settlements. These students are
enrolled in Anthropology 219, taught by Robert Schuyler — a class divided in to two sections that travel every Friday or Saturday.
learn about prehistoric New Jersey and then examine significant sites
from the 17th to 20th centuries. They also visit important environmental
sites, such as the wetlands along the Jersey shore. The class also
visits historically significant sites like Cape May and the estate of
Joseph Wharton, the founder of the Wharton School of Business.
11 years of excavating historic sites in the planned community of
Vineland, New Jersey, the class shifted its focus to above-ground
archaeology. From 2001 to 2012, students participated in the Vineland
archaeological dig in the fall semester and could continue their work
during the laboratory course in the spring. Current students will visit
the Vineland excavation at the end of the semester.
students can still register for the spring laboratory component, ANTH
220, in order to continue the study of Vineland artifacts, which were
dug up by the hundreds of Penn students who took the class in previous