What You Missed in Historical Archaeology: Friday Links

This week’s Photo of the Week is from Jennifer Poulson, the Archaeological Collections Manager at the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The image is of a shoe found in an archaeological deposit in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, dating between December 1895 and January 1896. The image was part of her Master’s thesis research from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, which can be read in-full here. We found the image while perusing the City of Boston Archaeology Program Facebook page, which includes a number of other photos and updates from archaeological work in the field.

Headlines

Archaeologists and community in Ireland working together to map and preserve graveyards.

Archaeologists Jim Gibb and Scott Lawrence are looking for 1662 chapel in Newtone Neck, Maryland.

In Middletown, CT, archaeologists are uncovering an influential African American community from the late 19th century.

Resources

The Digital Scholars Lab at University of Richmond has released Visualizing Emancipation, a new resource for mapping documents relating to emancipation during the Civil War.

World Archaeology has released their most recent issue discussing the archaeology of Sport.

Fort St. Joseph has announced their Summer lecture series.

The College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg are offering a Field School in the Methods of Vernacular Architectural History.

The Blogs!

Scott Tucker discusses his preliminary research in the St. Mary’s River at Historic St. Mary’s City.

In two posts, Random Acts of Science discusses pacing and map drawing.

At Dirt, I look at Visualizing Emancipation as an important research tool.

  • Christa Beranek

    Hi Terry — Just wanted to let you know that the photo (and thesis) are by Jennifer Poulsen, not Paulson.

    • http://terrypbrock.com Terry Brock

      thanks for catching it. It has been fixed!