Category Archives: Research and Fieldwork

Politics, Parliament, and Anthropology: Canberra by Jennifer Ellis

Stepping off the train in Canberra was quite daunting after the experience of Sydney. Canberra is much smaller and serves as the political hub of Australia. Fortunately, because it is the nation’s capital, the public centers (museums, government buildings, archives) … Continue reading

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Finding a Research Foundation in Sydney

By Jennifer Ellis After spending weeks stressing about how I would spend my first summer as a graduate student, I ended up with several options that I thought were reasonable and would lead me in a fruitful direction. These plans … Continue reading

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Caught in the Middle of Tech Wars, Grad Life

For the past 20 years and more, graduate students in archaeology have been caught in the middle of a low-tech-high-tech war. One of the persistent issues we encounter in the course of a curriculum is that we are taught what … Continue reading

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Have a Great Winter Break!

See you when classes resume Wednesday, January 18, 2017!

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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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HOMECOMING 2016

Building The Brafferton Exhibit at the Muscarelle Museum Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday-Sunday Noon-4 Homecoming Reception The Department of Anthropology would like to invite all of the friends of the department — current students, alums, future students — to our Homecoming … Continue reading

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Richmond’s Urban Archaeology Corps in Summer 2016

Welcome back to the school  year, everyone! While many folks have been off in exotic climes, I’ve been excavating a mere ten blocks from my apartment in Richmond, at Chimborazo Park. I was lucky enough this summer to be the … Continue reading

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Day of Archaeology 2016

What is Day of Archaeology? Well archaeologists from all over the world post about their research, fieldwork, and experiences to create awareness and community. Here is our post, in video montage form, of course. Day of Archaeology 18th Century Yamasee … Continue reading

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Oddcast: Students of Humanity Episode 1

In this episode of Oddcast: Students of Humanity, we dig into the past with 5th year doctoral candidate Patrick Johnson about his archaeological and historical work on 18th century Yamasee Indians. He reveals his secrets for discovering an archaeological site, … Continue reading

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The Social Implications of Ceramic Variability at a 19th Century Sugar Hacienda

As opportunities unfolded, I ended up specializing in 19th century imported Britishwares at Illinois State University under the mentorship of Dr. Kathryn Sampeck, Dr. Elizabeth Scott, and Dr. Jim Skibo. Due to my cursory experience with high school and college-level … Continue reading

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