Richmond Archaeology: An Update on Shockoe Bottom and RVArchaeology My Next Step: The Montpelier Foundation Below the Bottom: Historical Significance, Archaeology, and Public Engagement at Shockoe Bottom “All of Us Would Walk Together”: Dissertation and Exhibit Campus Archaeology Program

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Since 2008, I have maintained a blog called "Dirt", which discusses my research, higher education, uses of social media in cultural heritage and public archaeology, teaching, and my social commentary on issues of gender violence.

Richmond Archaeology: An Update on Shockoe Bottom and RVArchaeology

May 26, 2014 | One Comment
Richmond Archaeology: An Update on Shockoe Bottom and RVArchaeology

  A great deal has happened since I last wrote about Archaeology, Shockoe Bottom, and the Ballpark to move our City towards a better relationship with its archaeological and cultural resources. A lot of this energy has come from the “Before It’s Too Late” Symposium held on March 29th, which generated a lot of public and ...

Before It’s Too Late: An Education Symposium on the History and Archaeology of Shockoe Bottom

Mar 23, 2014 | No Comments
Before It’s Too Late: An Education Symposium on the History and Archaeology of Shockoe Bottom

Over the past few weeks, I have been working with a local advisory committee to put together a symposium in Richmond addressing the historical importance of Shockoe Bottom, the area where the mayor has proposed a large development project, and the archaeological implications of the project. The symposium is on Saturday, March 29th at the ...

My Next Step: The Montpelier Foundation

Feb 27, 2014 | No Comments
My Next Step: The Montpelier Foundation

Last week, I accepted a position at Montpelier as the Research Archaeologist. I’m very excited about the opportunity, and looking forward to working with Dr. Matt Reeves and the wonderful staff at Montpelier on examining the plantation home of the United States’ 4th President, James Madison. I accepted the position for many reasons: it will ...

The Integrated Plantation Landscape: SHA2014 Session

Dec 10, 2013 | One Comment
The Integrated Plantation Landscape: SHA2014 Session

This coming January, I will be taking part as a co-organizer in a session at the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) meetings in Quebec City, Quebec called The Intersecting Plantation Landscape II. The session revisits a number of plantation landscapes that my fellow organizers and I examined at the Society for Early Americanists (SEA) meetings ...

Below the Bottom: Historical Significance, Archaeology, and Public Engagement at Shockoe Bottom

Dec 6, 2013 | 13 Comments
Below the Bottom: Historical Significance, Archaeology, and Public Engagement at Shockoe Bottom

Last month, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones announced his plans for the development of a currently under-utilized part of Richmond’s downtown called Shockoe Bottom. The centerpiece of the project is a minor league baseball stadium accompanied by an apartment complex, grocery store, retail stores, an office building, and parking. The plan also incorporates a memorial building ...

Why Blog?

Nov 29, 2013 | 2 Comments
Why Blog?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to participate in a wonderful session at the Society for American Archaeology organized and chaired by Colleen Morgan, everyone’s favorite archaeology blogger. In addition to being one of the first times that archaeologists got together at a conference and talked about blogging as a valid medium for ...