Archives for the ‘archaeology’ Category

Final Research Update

By • Aug 22nd, 2018 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

As the summer comes to a close, I have been reflecting on the different aspects of my research experience and adding finishing touches to my website. I feel very fortunate to have been able to explore a topic of my choosing through a medium of my choosing. Information is conveyed many ways in the field […]

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Megiddo Expedition – Final Post

By • Aug 17th, 2018 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

By the end of six weeks at the Megiddo Expedition, the rhythm of dig life had fully ingrained itself in my consciousness as the best and seemingly only way to live. Waking up at 4:30 am was natural, manual labor for seven hours expected, and pottery washing and office work in the afternoons nearly enjoyable. […]

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Kiskiak Update 3: Weeks 5 and 6

By • Aug 16th, 2018 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

During weeks 5 and 6 of my research I edited existing GIS maps of the archaeological site in order to best represent the site for an untrained eye. GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is incredibly useful technology in the field of archaeology because it allows us to process and convey multiple types of information at […]

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Update 1: Weeks 1 and 2

By • Aug 1st, 2018 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

To be honest, I felt unorganized and a bit stressed when I arrived back on campus to begin working on my research. I knew that I had a lot of material to comb through, but I was unsure of how to convey the available information about Kiskiak. I began by reading WMCAR’s very long site […]

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Megiddo Expedition Update

By • Jul 14th, 2018 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

Shabbat of week three marks the official halfway point of the Megiddo Expedition 2018. Sad goodbyes sent off the week three participants Thursday afternoon, as the volunteer team had become close after spending so much time together. The dig resumes Sunday morning with new students and the students, like myself, spending six weeks at the […]

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Earthworks of Ijebu-Ode

By • Jun 30th, 2018 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

Sequel to the archaeological survey carried out in Ijebu-Ode 2017, sites were identified and excavated in the 2018 field season. These sites are situated around the vicinity of earthworks. Earthworks are common in West Africa. Some researchers have argued that the functions of earthen architectural features in the form of banks, walls, and ditches vary […]

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Abstract: Kiskiak Online Exhibit

By • Apr 15th, 2018 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

For my Monroe Project, I intend to analyze artifacts from a Powhatan archaeological site called Kiskiak, located in York County, Virginia, with the goal of creating an online exhibit or website about the site. I would like to explore Powhatan daily life and subsistence patterns both pre- and post-European contact, all while asking where and […]

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Salvaging Earthworks in Ijebu-Ode: A Fruitful Archaeological Survey

By • Jul 9th, 2017 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

For three weeks now, my team and I have been carrying out a pedestrian survey across the town of Ijebu-Ode, in Nigeria. The town is growing at a frantic pace, and its archaeological relics was fastly disappearing. This archaeological enterprise becomes pertinent at such a time as this. Up till now, what we know about Ijebu-Ode’s […]

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Success in paradise

By • Sep 1st, 2015 • Category: archaeology, Honors Thesis, Research

Five weeks after the initial problems brought on by my last minute surgery, I had regained more mobility in my foot. Finally I was able to execute my original plan from the beginning, of doing systematic surveying on Tridacna shells in the lagoon. On Mo‘orea, I, along with my fellow graduate student Summer Moore, had […]



Blog post #2 – Erasure, Law, Resistance

By • Aug 11th, 2015 • Category: anthropology, archaeology, Honors Thesis, Marxism, Research

#2 This will be a common burial-place where all shall meet on terms of common fellowship and brotherhood. Every dear relation in life, severed by death, shall be found restored again in these grounds— husband and wife, parent and child, brother and sister, shall be reunited here. Friend shall meet friend here; and enemies, too, […]