Publication: “Blogging the Field School: Teaching Digital Public Archaeology” in Internet Archaeology

Publication: “Blogging the Field School: Teaching Digital Public Archaeology” in Internet Archaeology

Back in 2010, I had an opportunity to present a paper in Colleen Morgan’s 2011 Blogging Archaeology Session at the SAAs. The session was wonderful, and I had a wonderful time meeting Twitter colleagues in real life, and discussing the future of blogging, social media, and archaeology. I co-authored two papers in that session. The […]

My Next Step: The Montpelier Foundation

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

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 […]

Why Blog?

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 […]

Digital Humanities 2013 Conference: Digital Archaeology Session

Digital Humanities 2013 Conference: Digital Archaeology Session

A month ago, I attended the Digital Humanities Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. I was asked by Dr. Ethan Watrall to be a part of his session on Digital Archaeology, and to present on the development of the Walk Together Digital Exhibit at Historic St. Mary’s City. The session was loaded with a number of big […]

Dark Sky: Predict the Weather while in the Field

Dark Sky: Predict the Weather while in the Field

One of the most difficult judgements that is made during an archaeological excavation never has to do with the ground: it always has to do with the sky. Is it going to rain? When is it going to rain? Are those dark clouds headed this way? Do we have 10 minutes until they get there, […]

The Shaker Screen Video and FocusDesign Screens

The Shaker Screen Video and FocusDesign Screens

A few years ago, while I was still the Campus Archaeologist with the MSU Campus Archaeology Program, Chris Stawski and I were messing around with a FlipVideo camera on a tiny project located behind the MSU library. We had always wanted to get more into using video for our public engagement, but the time and […]

A Session on Digital heritage and archaeology at SHA 2013 in Leicester

A Session on Digital heritage and archaeology at SHA 2013 in Leicester

For this year’s Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, I am organizing a session called Digital Heritage and Archaeology: Applications of Web-based Technology for Community Engagement. The impetus for this session came from a number of directions. First, I was in the process of building a digital exhibit myself, and figured I’d have enough to contribute […]

The Launch of the Digital Exhibit, and Some Thank Yous

The Launch of the Digital Exhibit, and Some Thank Yous

Today, Historic St. Mary’s City sent out the press release regarding the launch of the digital exhibit that I’ve been working on all summer…I then promptly sent emails, tweets, facebook posts, and telegrams to every person who I’ve ever interacted with. The website is officially live, and has been a labor of love for the […]