Category Archives: Research and Fieldwork

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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