Browsing the archives for the blogging archaeology tag

Pardon the Interruption

The AiA Blog is back after a six-month struggle thanks to the work of the University of Maryland IT Department. We’ll be posting a back-log of students’ posts from the summer and working to get the blog up-to-date with everything we are doing now. It will take a little bit longer to get it back […]


A Blogging Evaluation

Almost two years ago, I started this blog for the Archaeology in Annapolis project. A little over a year ago, it occurred to me that we should try to understand who our audience is by collecting site traffic data. Though it began as a means of justifying the blog’s existence by showing that people from […]


Making Archaeologists

The following was written for the Day of Archaeology blogging event, 2012: The weather report says that today is hot and humid. High 101° F. Heat index near 110° F. The students of the 2012 Archaeology in Annapolis field school from the University of Maryland know that it will be a sweltering and tiring day […]


Archaeology in Annapolis: Every Day is a Day of Archaeology

The following was written for the Day of Archaeology blogging event, 2011: It is the last day of summer lab work for the Archaeology in Annapolis project. Out of the sun of the field and into the air conditioning, volunteer undergraduate students Bill and Ryan wash the artifacts gathered from this season’s efforts. Toothbrushes in […]


Day of Archaeology 2011

At the end of the month, The AiA Blog will be taking part in an exciting undertaking from the World Archaeology Congress–the Day of Archaeology. All over the world, archaeological scholars, students, volunteers, and enthusiasts will describe what they do throughout the day of July 29. The experiences of over 200 (and counting) archaeologists will […]


Tour of the Paca Garden and Carroll Estate

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the William Paca Garden and the Charles Carroll of Carrolton House and Garden, both located in Historic Annapolis, Maryland. William Paca and Charles Carroll were two of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence and were important men of their day. They lived on grand estates and […]


A Blogging Introduction

For the past 30 years, Archaeology in Annapolis has worked in historic Annapolis, Maryland to learn about the daily lives of the people of the past. As archaeologists, we look to artifacts, the objects that people have left behind, to help us understand past cultures and social relationships. In our project, we explore the stories […]