Aerial Archaeology at the Moland House: Balloon-Elevated Videography in Search of Colonial Period Structures

Citation data:

Northeast Historical Archaeology, ISSN: 0048-0738, Vol: 41, Issue: 1, Page: 186-193

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol41/iss1/10
DOI:
10.22191/neha/vol41/iss1/10
Author(s):
Gambler, Richard E., III; Notarfranceso, Andrew; Capelotti, P. J.
Publisher(s):
Binghamton University
Tags:
CNEHA; NEHA; archaeology; history; colonial period; Moland House site; Hartsville; Pennsylvania; 18th century; aerial archaeology; videography; Archaeological Anthropology
article description
Archaeological excavations have taken place for more than twenty years at the Colonial Period Moland House site in Hartsville, PA (36BU301). These have unearthed thousands of artifacts, and numerous buried features, that support historical accounts pertaining to the site. In the summer of 2009, field school students from Penn State University Abington College deployed a balloon-elevated digital video system to gather remote imagery of the site at altitudes from 10-100’ above the ground. The resulting images gathered by the aerial videography suggest a variety of potential additional buried structures on the site. These data will guide future excavations aimed at locating additional structures from throughout the history of the site.