Every Friday, we provide a series of links, headlines, and announcements about what’s happening in Historical Archaeology over the past week. Please, add your links to the comments below, and we’ll be sure to include them in the future! Also, if you have a blog about historical archaeology, please let us know in the comments! We’d love to help improve your readership by highlighting posts on Friday Links!
- University of Texas – Pan American program CHAPS (Community Historical Archaeology Program with Schools), wins National Endowment the Humanities Grant to further their public engagement with schools and communities. Visit their website to learn more about their program.
- Excavations mitigating the construction of a San Francisco Terminal, conducted by William Self Associates, has unearthed artifacts relating to the Irish and Chinese immigrants from the Gold Rush.
New Books and Journals
- The Materiality of Freedom, edited by Jodi Barnes, examines the archaeology of African American life after slavery.
- The International Journal of Historical Archaeology December 2011 has been released. This is a special collection called “Poverty in Depth: New International Perspectives”, guest edited by Jayne Rimmer, Peter Connelly, Sarah Rees Jones, and John Walker.
Call for Manuscripts
- The brand new Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is looking for manuscripts. The Journal is edited by Chris Fennell.
- Eurotast, a research network studying the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, has a number of research fellowships for scholars of various skill levels.
On the Blogosphere
- Montpelier has closed their excavations in the South Yard for the winter: see some of the final photos and Matthew Reeves’ description of their finds!
- This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology highlights the excavations of the 19th century Dyottville Glass manufacturing complex.
- Jamie Brandon highlights his summer excavations at Historic Washington, Arkansas on his blog, Farther Along,
- Terry Brock wrote a post on his personal blog, Dirt, with some helpful tips on how to stay warm during winter excavations.
- Jamestowne Rediscovery provides a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the lab with this video: