By Lexi Amos, graduate student in applied anthropology at Missouri State University I am an applied anthropology graduate student and I am also the mother of an eleven-year-old son who receives special accommodations at school for a high functioning “disability”. My son works hard, but continues to struggle in school, especially with making friends. So it was a huge surprise … [Read more...] about Special Kids
By Deseray Helton, graduate student at Missouri State University This past winter break I attended the archaeological fieldschool in Bluefields Jamaica hosted by Dr. Scott Worman and Dr. Bill Wedenoja. This fieldschool was part of the Bluefields Archaeology Project (BAP), a long-term community-supported investigation of a multi-component site located on Bluefields Bay. A large … [Read more...] about Benefits of Cultural Resource Management in Bluefields Bay, Jamaica
So You Dig Up Dinosaur Bones, Right? The Jamaican Field School and Public Archaeology by Laura Bruns, graduate student in Applied Anthropology, Missouri State University This past winter (December 2014-January 2015), I participated in the archaeological field school in Bluefields, Jamaica. I had many valuable lessons throughout this field school including: how to … [Read more...] about So You Dig Up Dinosaur Bones, Right?
My experience at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) in Austin, Texas was very informative and enjoyable, but the most fascinating aspect was a tour and presentation of the La Belle shipwreck and its artifacts. I was able to meet the archaeologist who was in charge of the excavation, Dr. Jim Bruseth, who gave us a presentation on his work at … [Read more...] about La Belle of the 2014 SAA Annual Meeting
The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) held its 79th Annual Meeting in Austin from April 23 through April 27. Among the Mayan, prehistoric, and European archaeologists were the historical archaeologists who study the relatively recent past of the United States. So, what does the SAA meeting have to offer historical archaeologists? The answer, this meeting has quite a lot to … [Read more...] about In Search of Historical Archeology at Annual SAA Meeting