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What the entire potlid would have looked like.

Bear Grease in the Bear State & The Power of Artifacts in Context

Its that time of year again…I’m getting together stuff for the next Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) meetings…this year they will be Jan 8-12 in Quebec City.  I am revisiting a topic at this year’s conference that I’ve taken a stab at before—a session on the interpretive power of a single artifact in a specific […]

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Professional, Avocational and Public Involvement in Archaeology in Arkansas

** This year I participated in the 2012 “Day of Archaeology” a massive blog-a-polooza wherein over 400 archaeologists blog about their day/discipline on une 29, 2012….below is a crossposting of my blog entry…you can find the original at http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/ ** This year’s “Day of Archaeology” finds me attempting to reorder my life just following the […]

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Artifacts bags filled and waiting processing in the field lab at 2007 Jones Mill excavations

Dirty Laundry: Cloth Artifact Bags in Arkansas

I have just finished doing the laundry for the 2012 Arkansas Archeological Society’s Summer Training Program…by that, I do not mean that  I have finished washing my field clothes…I mean that I’ve finished washing the artifact bags… What?!?, you say…I know, I know…this was a foreign practice to me until I moved to Arkansas in […]

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Excavating a bottle

More “Digging for History”

I am happy to announce that the Arkansas Archeological Society will be returning to the historic town of Washington, Arkansas for the 2012  Summer Training Program.  I personally had a great time last year, and hope that many of you who participated in the 2011 dig had half as much fun as I had excavating […]

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Preliminary Results of the 2011 AAS Summer Training Program at Historic Washington, Arkansas

In other contexts I have said that historical archeology is often about what is no longer there—at least what is no longer visible on the surface of things. This is very much the case with our work this summer in historic Washington, Arkansas. The majority of the past work at Washington has been associated with […]

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1830s-1850s ceramics recovered from Block 6 in Historic Washington during the Arkansas Archeology Month “Spring Break Dig.”

“Spring Break Dig” on Block 6 in Historic Washington, Arkansas

As part of Arkansas Archeology Month—and in preparation for this summer’s AAS dig in June—the Kadohadacho Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society returned to Historic Washington for this year’s “Spring Break Dig”.  Between March 21-26 we excavated 5 test units into Block 6—the town’s early commercial district. The Monday & Tuesday before the “Spring Break […]

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Block 6 HWSP

Digging for History: The Arkansas Archeological Society Training Program Returns to the Town of Washington in Southwest Arkansas

***I have been EXTREMELY BUSY getting ready to play host for the 2011 Arkansas Archeological Society Summer Training Program at Historic Washington State Park this June 11-25…below is a background piece that I’ve submitted for the upcoming dig*** by Jamie C. Brandon & David M. Markus (submitted to Field Notes: the Newsletter of the Arkansas […]

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Jamie Brandon screening with volunteer kids and park employees at Historic Washington State Park

Block House Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Artifacts of Abraham Block

by David M. Markus and Jamie C. Brandon (submitted to Field Notes: the Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society) As we are celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Arkansas Archeological Society is appropriate to look backward and revisit some of our important past projects.  The Kadohadacho Chapter and the Southern Arkansas University Research Station of […]

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The Future of Our Discipline?

Hester Davis just sent me this pic to ID (I assume for publication in an upcoming Field Notes)…I LOVE THIS PIC…me & Arkansas Archeological Society members Brianne and Harrison Dover at 3HS195 screening in the mud after a evening thunderstorm…at this June’s AAS dig near Malvern, AR.

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In the Field, Round 2: Malvern, Arkansas and Novaculite Trade

I have just returned from my second round of fieldwork this summer…as you know from my previous post, my first round was working on the mission San Juan del Puerto near Jacksonville, Florida…round two was the two week Arkansas Archeological Society Summer Archeological Training Program (AKA “the summer dig”)…I love this dig as it gives […]

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