Archeology expert Cynthia Wiley presents at UNK Frank House

Frank-House-entryKEARNEY – An upcoming presentation is planned at the University of Nebraska at Kearney that will examine what archeology adds to stories of historic home such as the Frank House.

Cynthia Wiley, museum registrar and archeologist for the Midwest Archeological Center of the National Park Service in Lincoln, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 12) at UNK’s Frank House. The title of her talk is “The Many Faces of an Historic Home: Expectations of Material Culture at the Frank House.”

“Historic homes have much to tell us about the community during the span of their existence. Architecture tells us about the physical life of the structure. Historical archives and furnishings tell stories of the residents as it was recorded,” Wiley says in her abstract. “Archeology is one of the tools we can use to look at the hidden lives of the people who passed through the house, in what they forgot and left behind.”

Cynthia holds a Master of Arts in anthropology from the University of Nebraska. Her interests include land use on the plains, chipped stone debris analysis, and the curation of archeological archival project documents.

She is presenting at UNK in conjunction with Nebraska Archeology Month.


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