This week’s photo was discovered via the Mount Vernon’s Mystery Midden Facebook Page, where a great conversation has ensued about the objects! The photo is of a collection of mugs excavated from a midden site located at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The site dates from ca 1735-1775. Ware types seen are the Manganese Mottled earthenware, Nottingham stoneware, White Salt-glazed stoneware, White Slip-dipped stoneware, and William Roger’s stoneware. The photo itself was taken by Karen Price, who serves as Historic Mount Vernon’s Photography Intern (learn more about Mt. Vernon’s Internship opportunities here). Thanks to Mount Vernon and their Mystery Midden for letting us share this photo with you!
The First Colony Foundation has new historical evidence that may point to the location of Walter Raleigh’s lost colony.
Archaeologists are digging at the site of 18th century Fort Richmond.
Archaeologists at Monticello have discovered two possible slave quarter sites.
Call for Papers, Manuscripts
The Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is looking for submissions.
The Computer Applications in Archaeology (CAA) North America Chapter is hosting an Archaeology THATCamp on Friday, August 10, 2012, and are looking for participants for the digitally-oriented “un” conference.
The Society for Historical Archaeology (that’s us!) has officially opened the Call for Papers for SHA 2013 in Leicester, England.
The first issue of The Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is now out.
New on Facebook and Twitter
The Fairfield Foundation discusses their recent flood in the lab, and asks for contributions to protect their archaeological resources and public programming during this disaster.
There’s a new blog in town: check out “Archaeology on the Alley”, a look at excavations being carried out in Philadelphia.
Read about the reanalysis of a religious medal found at the Santa Barbara Presidio by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Blog.
The Archaeology Dude discusses recent discovery of the Snowdun Vulcan Iron and Machine Works in Pennsylvania.