Category Archives: Research and Fieldwork

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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Anthropology Power, Foucault-style, at the 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

The 15th annual Graduate Research Symposium was held in Sadler conference center on campus Friday and Saturday March 18th and 19th. There were over 150 poster and oral presentations by graduate students from William and Mary as well as 16 … Continue reading

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Rum and Hellfire from Across the Pond

 This week has been absolutely hectic, amazing, and full of a myriad of distinguished speakers from the University of Bristol, the History Department, as well as our own department. Monday, March 14 at 6pm (WASH101): Charlotte Goudge “Liquid Power: An Archaeological Excavation … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Plantation Animals

I am Jenna Carlson Dietmeier, a fifth-year PhD candidate.  My research is focused on the symbolic roles and husbandry of working animals on eighteenth-century Lowcountry and Chesapeake plantations. In my dissertation, I hope to illuminate how working animals were incorporated into the everyday … 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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