The next meeting of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s Civil War Roundtable will feature Dr. Clarence R. Geier speaking on “History in Bits and Pieces: Contributions of Historical Archaeology to Interpreting the Civil War In the Shenandoah Valley.” Dr. Geier is a Retired Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at James Madison University
Historical archaeology has taken on an increasingly important role in the world-wide study of battlefields and other military sites from ancient times to as recently as Vietnam. Since 1990 studies which combine the study of historic accounts with the recovery and analysis of military artifacts have contributed to the location, interpretation, and preservation of significant Civil War era military sites in the Shenandoah Valley. Examples illustrating the historic record that exists in and on Valley lands include the mapping of the 1861/1862 Fort Edward Johnson and the associated Camp Shenandoah on Shenandoah Mountain, and military actions and encampments on the Fishers Hill and Cedar Creek Battlefields.
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