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Thoughts from the Field…

I’m just coming off about 7 weeks in the field…first the University of Arkansas archeological field school at Historic Washington State Park, then the Arkansas Archeological Society Summer Training Program at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park…Pics can be found on my Flickr page: 2010 Field School at HWSP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcbrandon/sets/72157623991075607/ 2010 AAS Dig at Toltec: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcbrandon/sets/72157624318138098/ […]

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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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On a Mission…

I’m back from a brief working vacation–helping my friend James Davidson and the University of Florida’s archaeological field school on Fort George Island near Jacksonville, Florida. For the past two years James (and his very competent minions) have been excavating at Kinglsey Plantation–the birthplace of African Diaspora archeology. Last year I blogged about Kinglesy’s place […]

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Kingsley Plantation

Kingsley holds a special place in history for archaeologists interested in the African Diaspora as it is one of the earliest sites to be dug specifically to understand the enslaved Africans and African-Americans that labored on the plantations of the South. In 1968, Dr. Charles Fairbanks, inspired by the Civil Rights movement, began excavations at […]

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