Archaeology Work Archive
I will be speaking at the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) next Spring in Albuquerque on a panel for best practices related to amateur and professional Archaeologists cooperation. I’ve spoken at the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) in the past on similar topics. I’ll post more specifics as details emerge, and bring back takeaways.
It was so cool to get featured in the magazine for the January 2017 issue. The team at Smiley Pete did a great job on this article. Somewhere west of Lexington on a wooded Kentucky hillside, Scott Clark sweeps his metal detector through the undergrowth in measured, graceful arcs, listening intently to the cacophony of
Brian Mabelitini and I were honored last night by the Kentucky Historical Society by the receipt of the Brigadier Gen. William R. Buster award for military history – specifically our metal detecting archaeology project and paper about discoveries near the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. I’m so appreciative of the nomination by park manager Joni House and support by
The European Space Agency’s Galileo system went live today after a bunch of rocket launches and billions in investment. Sources say the system will be one of the most accurate positioning systems ever built and offer a pathway for inexpensive cm-level accuracy in all devices through new chips. This will advance the state of the
Now, string wrapped and stakes pulled, after a year of sweat, bee stings and poison ivy I will be presenting a paper at the next SHA with my friend and Archaeologist Brian Mabelitini on a significant new set of discoveries we’ve made related to the Civil War in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists are publishing "30 Days of Archaeology." One of my projects, the Goodnight Cemetery is one of the posts. Fascinating stuff - Enjoy!!!
When I hear detectorists talking about “Saving History” these days I can’t help but form the follow up questions in my head. Saving for whom? Saving from what? What do you think history is? Who will access what you’ve saved so that it’s useful? How will you ensure the “history” you’ve saved is available after
“It sounds like something out of an Indiana Jones movie, but Scott Clark, a metal detector enthusiast from Lexington KY has found a series of artifacts that have prominent Archaeologists converging on a farm field in Central Kentucky this week. Clark has spent weekends detecting in the undisclosed location locating and documenting Civil War activity in a
With the holiday break, I've made a lot of progress on the exploratory survey of the Civil War Union campsite in NE Kentucky. It's been incredibly enjoyable combination of research, reading, field time and cataloging.
I have been doing research on a large property which contains known US Civil War action, and I'm starting to build a data set - venturing even to construct several hypothesis about what happened there which I look forward to presenting to experts far more seasoned than I.