Sunday, January 10, 2010

Update from the Society for Historical Archaeology meeting

Hello everyone,

I'm in the Jacksonville Airport, waiting for the first leg of my flight home to the Keweenaw.  I was at the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology this week, staying at the beautiful Amelia Island Plantation in sunny (but cold) Florida.

I had a chance to see a number of great Industrial Archaeology research papers, including five or six related to salt production in the United States and in the Maya cities of Belize.  I also visited Kingsley Plantation on St. George Island.  It was a great site with a fascinating historical story, and they excavated the sugar mill last year!  The NPS page for the plantation and the ecological preserve is here.

I also got to talk with many MTU IA Alumni about projects and current research.  After the semester gets going, I'm going to post a few updates about their activities.  It was good to see everyone!

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