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This school year’s last HISP Club meeting will be on April 25, at 7PM in Combs 009. Come out to talk about upcoming summer activities and relax before the exam week! #PreservationEducation #UMWHISP
What did I do today? Oh, just got an amazing tour of the excellent #Tenacity exhibit by @UMWAlumni Kate Gruber! I highly recommend you all go straight to @historyisfunorg to learn all about women in the 17th century! #umwhisp4U of Mary Washington@MaryWash
What I did over Spring Break! #umwhisp #archaeology
@umwhisp digs into Native American past.
Guest speakers invited to our survey course HISP100 introduce students to current practices in historic preservation. Last week, Danae Peckler, a local preservation professional, spoke to the class about her work and the Fredericksburg preservation community. #umwHISP2
When (even though you personally plugged the battery in to charge the night before) technology fails, you go old school. Lizzie got a lesson in compass use and proper footwear for surveying in the woods. #archaeology #umwhisp #compass #survey
Tag Archives: Archaeology
A few days back, I had the great experience of being in a session that included a hands-on activity in flint knapping, the process of making stone tools. By participating in the flint knapping demonstration, I learned about the arduous … Continue reading
The flint knapping demonstration was a frustrating, yet extremely beneficial experience which enabled us to learn more about this process and the people who used these tools. The definition of flint knapping is “percussing two objects, stones, together to make … Continue reading
On October 3rd, Nate Salzman, Education and Exhibit Specialist at the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s Native Village in St. Leonard, MD., visited the University of Mary Washington campus to teach the Native American technologies of flint knapping, fire making, … Continue reading
Professor McMillan here. I’m popping in to plug a course I am teaching next semester. HISP 471A4: African Diaspora Archaeology Permission of instructor is needed for this class. It is open to students both in the Department of Historic Preservation … Continue reading
Fall classes have started and I’m back in the Archaeology Lab learning and working with the artifacts that were recently excavated during Field School (see other blog posts by Joey Savino and myself for more about our experiences). Since returning, … Continue reading
In this series, Joey will be exploring his ideas, thoughts, feelings, and experiences in archaeology from the field to the lab, and ultimately to a final research project focused on the Sherwood Forest Plantation site. -LKM ______________________________________________________________ There’s something special … Continue reading
Check it out! President T-Pain visited the UMW Historic Preservation’s Archaeological Field School earlier this month! We were very happy to host President Paino, show him all the great artifacts we have been finding, and share with him our interpretations … Continue reading