The articles in this issue were originally presented at the annual Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology meeting held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in November 2017. Professional archaeologists from each decade of Strawbery Banke’s institutional history reflected on their experiences. Since the 1960s, the museum has made archaeology an important part of efforts to interpret history, educate visitors, and engage the public. Strawbery Banke is considered “one of the best urban archaeological sites in America” (Starbuck 2006: 109), and the many professional archaeologists employed by the museum have contributed to Portsmouth’s recognition as “one of the richest resources for historical archaeology in northern New England” (Garvin 1974: 7). These articles reflect on the museum archaeologists’ challenges and successes, their contributions to both the academy and to the public, and discuss the future of the program.
Martin, Alexandra G.
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
49, Article 2.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol49/iss1/2