on the media

Posted by on Sep 23, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 7 Comments

This past week has been a very busy one for the Campus Archaeology Program. We began the process of putting together a press release about the confirming of the dates of the Sand Dune located behind Munn Ice Arena, and then also discovered the northeast corner of College Hall, the first academic building built on […]

CAPBlog: College Hall, first academic building at MSU, Found

Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

This blog post was originally written for the Campus Archaeology Program, and can be accessed on their website. I have received permission to repost it here, since the author of the post is, well, me. You can visit the original post at this link. Last week, Campus Archaeology performed survey at Beaumont Tower, to investigate […]

CAPBlog: More survey, today at Beaumont Tower

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

This blog post was originally written for the Campus Archaeology Program, and can be accessed on their website. I have received permission to repost it here, since the author of the post is, well, me. You can view the original post at this link. The Campus Archaeology Program will be performing Phase I survey at […]

CAPBlog: Survey Spot: Cowles House

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

This blog post was originally written for the Campus Archaeology Program, and can be accessed on their website. I have received permission to repost it here, since the author of the post is, well, me. You can visit the original post by following this link. This Thursday, the Campus Archaeology Program will be engaging in […]

on SHA’s new facebook page

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

This week I discovered that my primary professional organization, The Society for Historical Archaeology, has a facebook page. (UPDATE (8/24): The SHA Facebook Page has been removed as of 8/24. I have no idea why.) It is pretty much empty; the first action that it has seen was an event invitation to our annual conference that […]

understanding historical context: Romulus and Remus

Posted by on Aug 12, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

The story of Romulus and Remus is a simple one: Twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, the victim of rape by the God of Mars, they founded the city of Rome. They were raised at the breast of a wolf and lived along side the great Palatine Hill. Of course, as there birth […]

The Bib.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 2 Comments

Since sometime last fall, I have been working on a variety of projects…however, the one that is most important, the one that I need to complete in order to continue on in my pursuit of my PhD, is one of the most dreaded parts of my graduate program: Bibs. This is not something you tie […]

Society for Historical Archaeology: enter the 21st century, please

Posted by on Jun 15, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 6 Comments

My major professional organization is the Society for Historical Archaeology. I have been a member for three years, and have attended a couple of conferences in that time. I also use the journal Historical Archaeology extensively. SHA has, most recently, been making a major push to become a much larger organization, recognizing that its field, […]

the iPhone and archaeology

Posted by on May 25, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

Over the past week, I have been out in the field with the Campus Archaeology Program, excavating what appears to be a dump site for some destroyed campus buildings. With Campus Archaeology I have had the luxury of working within a very stable 3G network, in addition to the campus wireless system, so I have […]

Guest Post at MSUCatalyst

Posted by on Apr 8, 2009 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

After going to the MidMichigan TweetUp (@MidMichTweetUp) a couple of weeks ago, I was asked by one of the attendees to do write a blog post about how I am using Twitter at the Campus Archaeology Program. The blog is called MSU Catalyst, and it serves as a resource for MSU students who are trying […]