Anthropology Graduate Student Publishes Research on Columbia Glassworks

Posted on 4/6/2016 9:14:47 AM

Hannah Harvey published the article “Glass, Floods, and Gov’ment Work: Finding Blairsville’s Industrial Past” in the most recent volume of Pennsylvania Archaeologist.

Hannah’s article focuses on the archaeological remains of the Columbia Plate Glass Company, located along the Blairsville Riverfront Trail. The article, which is based on her W. Fred Kinsey Award-winning paper, presents preliminary research from her Applied Archaeology MA thesis. Hannah used archival research, LiDAR, and field visits to confirm that much of the Columbia glassworks and associated workers’ housing is intact. Her future work will map the visible remains and conduct a shovel test-pit survey across the site.

This volume of Pennsylvania Archaeologist also included the article “A Pillar of Cloud by Day and of Fire by Night: A Landscape Study of the Harrisburg Nail Works,” by IUP MA in Applied Archaeology alumnus Jonathan Libbon.

Department of Anthropology