Author Archives: Patrick Johnson

About Patrick Johnson

I'm an anthropology PhD candidate studying archaeology and history of Southeastern Native Americans and writing a dissertation about the diplomatic and daily life of Yamasee Indians in eighteenth-century Florida. Find me at https://twitter.com/patj86 or https://wm.academia.edu/PatrickJohnson if you're so inclined!

Pottery and Other Results at Garcon Point, Pensacola, Florida

This summer we finished fieldwork at Garcon Point, east of Pensacola, and uncovered not only remains of Yamasee Mission San Antonio de Punta Rasa (1749-1761) but also material from Pensacola’s Late Archaic (1000 BC or earlier, up to 3000 BC), … Continue reading

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Southeastern Native American Rituals

I guest-posted at the Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History about working in Mexico’s National Archive and some other under-utilized archives for colonial Spanish documents. If you’re interested in archives, do also check out Casey Schmitt’s post about … Continue reading

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Teaching Outside Higher Ed Career Center Event

On Tuesday, David Pratt, American Studies PhD Candidate and Cohen Career Center Graduate Assistant, coordinated an event that caught my eye–Teaching Outside Higher Ed with an Arts & Sciences Graduate Degree. Three panelists discussed their roles and career trajectory in … Continue reading

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North African Andalusi Music Performance

Anthropology students and faculty helped fill Ewell Hall to claustrophobic heights on March 25 to listen to The William and Mary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble’s evening of North African Andalusi Music. This music, derived from medieval Muslim traditions in Southern … Continue reading

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Fall 2015 Events

Anthropology and History Brown Bags, Omohundro Talks, and other events Please feel free to add events or email Patrick Johnson with events to add Thursday, October 15th 2015: 6 PM SWEM Pizza & Data management Tuesday, October 20: 5:30-7 Career … Continue reading

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Searching for Yamasee Mission San Antonio de Punta Rasa: Garcon Point

Continuing the day after we excavated at Mulat, Jodi Preston, Olivia Pitts, Jen Knutson, Kenyan Murrell, Michelle Pigott, John Worth and I worked in the Garcon Point area. Again, I chose the area following John Worth’s research; particularly helpful is … Continue reading

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Searching for Yamasee Mission San Antonio de Punta Rasa: Mulat

As part of my dissertation research, I spent time in the Pensacola area looking for the 1749-1761 Spanish Mission San Antonio de Punta Rasa building on John Worth’s success in finding 1741-1761 Apalachee Mission San Joseph de Escambe. Spanish maps … Continue reading

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