Browsing the blog archives for July, 2012

Photography and Archaeology

In addition to trowels and shovels and ¼ inch steel mesh screens, one of the most important pieces of equipment we carry with us into the field is a camera.  Not only do we use our camera to record and document the levels and features we excavate, we can use it as a tool for […]

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More Than Just Artifacts

It has been a tiring but fun six weeks with the field school. There is nothing quite like the excitement when, after spending days bent over a hole in the sun, you manage to find a brick wall, or a mostly-intact cellar, or even something small like half of a teacup. But what’s more exciting […]

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Race, Landscapes, and Ideologies

Our six weeks of digging will end tomorrow. Writing this is bittersweet. I’m sure everyone can agree that while we’ll miss our unit partners and field directors, we might not miss the odd t-shirt tans we all have. Actually, a few of us just might miss those too. This has been a learning experience in […]

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Excavation at Wye

After our three week city excavation in Annapolis, we transferred to the Wye House, and historic plantation at Maryland’s Eastern shore. The first impression of this historic property is one that is peaceful, loving, tired, and not so well taken care of. However, a second look at this imposing house shows how much it has […]

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Final Week at Wye House Plantation

As field school starts to come to a close, it hardly seems possible it has been 6 weeks of digging and discovery. Our short three weeks at the Wye House plantation has produced valuable information about the former slaves who lived and worked here. Units on the South Long green were responsible for trying to […]

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