Sarah Croucher - Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle
Sarah Croucher is assistant professor of anthropology, assistant professor of archaeology at Wesleyan University. She works with her students on a community archaeology project in the "Beman Triangle" in Middletown, CT. The houses built on this land from the 1840s were home to a community of African Americans living in Middletown, tied to the A.M.E. Zion Church. Artifacts discovered in 19th century buried trash pits in the area shed new light on the lives of the community members, and the longstanding relationship between the church, Middletown, and Wesleyan University.