CAP Featured In the SHA Newsletter, Winter 2020

CAP Featured In the SHA Newsletter, Winter 2020

In December of 2020, CAP was proud to be included in the Society for Historical Archaeology’s (SHA) Newsletter for winter 2020 (download here). In an article written by CAP director Dr. Stacey L. Camp, former Campus Archaeologist Autumn Painter, and current Campus Archaeologist Jeff Burnett, we shared what it was like to continue the Campus Archaeology Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. An interactive version of the newsletter can be found at the bottom of this post. Be sure to click through all of the image slideshows!

Two masked CAP fellows excavating a shovel test pit at the Spartan Village Survey site. They work between two large pine trees.
Two masked CAP fellows excavate a Shovel Test Pit at the Spartan Village Survey Site, Fall 2020

The newsletter, edited by Dr. Patricia M. Samford, director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, includes a statement on the SHA’s anti-racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by SHA president Dr. Barbara Heath, an anti-racism statement by the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology, memorials for archaeologists who passed in 2020, as well as updates on many research projects in global historical archaeology.

CAP’s article (pages 25 – 28) is included in a section on the archaeology of the Midwest of the United States, organized by Dr. Lynn L.M. Evans, curator of archaeology for Mackinac State Historic Parks. Other great additions to this section are an update on the “Ongoing Activities of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project” by Erika K. Hartley, Fort St. Joseph Curatorial Fellow and Field Director, and a discussion of a mapping project exploring a mill exposed during Michigan’s Edenville Dam failure last May by Dr. Sarah Surface-Evans and her colleagues.

We hope you enjoy learning more about our work in 2020 and the various ways we share our research. Check out all of the other great news on historical archaeology from the past year!

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