Friday Links: What’s Been Happening in Historical Archaeology

This week’s photo comes from a field project at Gore Place in Waltham, Massachusetts, the National Historic Landmark estate of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore. The project is run by the Fiske Center at UMass Boston as a field school, in partnership with the Gore Place Society. Currently, archaeologists and students are working on the grounds surrounding Gore’s standing 1806 mansion. Previous excavations have uncovered a 19th-century greenhouse, and this summer’s excavations will continue examining that area. The project is co-directed by Drs. David Landon and Christa Beranek, and you can follow their progress at their blog or on their Facebook page!

As always, this photo will be featured on our own Facebook Page as our banner image for the week!

Headlines

A look at the archaeological work at New Philadelphia, and the movement towards being a National Park Historic Site.

Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary are working together to examine an early black school in Williamsburg, VA.

Conferences

The 2012 Joint Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology/ustralasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Conference call for papers deadline is June 30th.

The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival is looking for entries for their May 2013 event.

The Blogosphere

Don’t forget to sign up for Day of Archaeology, which will be on June 29th! A great opportunity to showcase your work, and engage the public about our discipline.

Bernard Means of Virginia Commonwealth University takes his 3D scanner into the field at George Washington’s Family Farm. Read more from the same excavations by VCU undergrad Ashley McCuistion. Read from her perspective as a field school student!

Jamie Brandon has posted a wonderful series of photos on Flickr of the 2012 Arkansas Archaeological Society Dig in Historic Washington, Arkansas.

Read a wonderful post by John Lowe about a Juneteenth find….on Juneteenth.

Excavations in the Alley have begun in Philadelphia! See what they’ve found.

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About Terry Brock

Terry is a PhD Candidate at MIchigan State University, and is currently conducting his dissertation research at Historic St. Mary's City in Southern Maryland. He is currently the Chair of SHA's Technology Social Media Subcommittee. You can visit his personal blog at Dirt or read his posts at the Inside Higher Ed Blog Gradhacker.