Confluence: Humanities in the Public Sphere


Episode 5: Public Archeology Facility: Bearing the Bones of Public Humanities


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Public Humanities, Community, COVID, community building, storytelling, digging


In this episode we are joined by Dr. Laurie Miroff, the Director of the Public Archaeology Facility. The PAF is an archaeology firm at Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY) organized in 1972 to provide cultural resource management (CRM) services to clients throughout the Northeastern United States, but with a focus on New York State and Pennsylvania. Dr. Miroff talks to us about the work that the PAF does with the community, schools and so on. She shares with us some interesting stories about the findings of the University Downtown Center sites. She also talks to us about the value of objects people find in the backyard, and gives us helpful tips on what not to do while digging.For more information:

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