Dissertation Title: Respectable Holidays: The Archaeology of Capitalism and Identities at the Crosbyside Hotel (c. 1870-1902) and Wiawaka Holiday House (mid-1910s-1929), Lake George, New York

Current Position: Interpretation Coordinator, Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education, National Park Service

Selected Bibliography

Megan E. Springate (2012) Review of In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World by Judith A. Carney and Richard N. Rosomoff (2009) University of California Press. African Diaspora Archaeology Network Newsletter, Spring.

Megan E. Springate (2011) Coffin Handles from the African Burial Ground, New York City: Notes on Their Source and Context. African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, June 2011.

Megan E. Springate (2011) A Concealed Shoe Recovered at the Updike Farmstead, Princeton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. Newsletter of the Archaeological Society of New Jersey No. 232, May.

Megan E. Springate (2010) Squatters Budgeree: Pipes for the Australian Market Recovered at the Homestead of a Free Black Family in Sussex County, NJ. African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter, March 2010.

Megan E. Springate (1997) Cellulose Nitrate Plastic (Celluloid) in Archaeological Assemblages: Identification and Conservation. Northeast Historical Archaeology 26: 63-72.

Megan E. Springate (1997)  Some Brief Notes on the Tobacco Tag. Arch Notes NS 2(6): 10-12

Selected Conference Papers

Megan E. Springate (2013) Reform and Archaeology. Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, UK, Jan. [accepted]

Hilda Maclean and Megan E. Springate (2013) Death at the Edge of Empire and Beyond: The Divergent Histories of Coffin Furniture and Coffin Hardware. Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, UK, Jan. [accepted]

Megan E. Springate (2012) Girl Guests and The Spirit of God in Woman: Retreat and Reform at Wiawaka Holiday House, Lake George, New York. Conference on New York State History, June.

Megan E. Springate and Amy Raes (2012) The Power of Choice: Reflections of Economic Ability, Status, and Ethnicity in the Foodways of a Free Black Family in Northwestern NJ. Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN, Apr.

Megan E. Springate (2012) Labor, Leisure, and Control: Wiawaka Holiday House as a Progressive Era Heterotopia. AnthroPlus, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, Mar.

Megan E. Springate (2011) Where the Tinder Was Lit: Archaeological Excavations at the Wesleyan Chapel, Seneca Falls, NY. Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, Utica, NY, Oct.

Megan E. Springate (2011) Early Settlement at Bombay Hook, Kent County, Delaware. 4th Annual Symposium on the Early Colonial Archaeology of the Delaware Valley Sponsored by the Delaware SHPO, New Castle, DE, May.

Megan E. Springate (2008) Material Culture of the 17th Century Swedish Settlers. The 17th Century in the Delaware Valley: An Archaeological Symposium Sponsored by the Delaware SHPO, New Castle, DE, May.

Megan E. Springate (2007) Documenting the Wooden Stick Lighter/Deck Scow MARICOPA: A Vestige of the Lighterage Era in the Port of NY. Society for Historical Archaeology, Williamsburg, VA, Jan.

Megan E. Springate (2003) Panel Discussion, Archaeology of a NJ Tavern Site. Piety, Politics and Public Houses: Churches, Taverns and Revolution in NJ New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, March.

Megan E. Springate, Carole Sinclair-Smith and Katrina Richter (2003) Minors in the Tavern: Helping Kids Dig Into History. Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, Williamsburg, VA. June.

Megan E. Springate (2002) Observations on the Aboriginal Remains in Eastern NJ: The Notebook of Charles F. Woolley, 1878-1881. Eastern States Archaeological Federation, Mt. Laurel, NJ, Nov.


Areas of Interest

  • Historical Archaeology, Capitalism, Class, Gender, Social Reform, Tourism/leisure, and Uses of the Past in the Present
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Anthropology - University of Maryland (2017)
Research Topics
Megan E. Springate