Tags : archaeology

Part Three of the Black History Month Series: From NYC

This is part three (final) of the 2019 Black History Month series on two important sites- the African Burial Grounds in NYC and a tiny island called St. Helena. Sorry, it was delayed, but Black History need not be confined to a single month anyway.   The northern regions of the United States were long […]Read More

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Forensic Anthropology In a

I’m super excited to write this post because it means I did something really cool! I originally had this scheduled to post two weeks after I returned, but I wanted to compare my experience to some of my friends. It’s been a couple months since I’ve returned from my internship in Limassol, Cyprus with the […]Read More

Culture Through Art: The 1930s edition

Some of the most powerful, insightful and dynamic chroniclers and anthropologists have actually been artists. Through their art, artist captured and preserved not just important events in a particular time and space, but they also used their art to pass along cultural traditions, identity, news, social commentary, reflections of the world around them. Many anthropologist utilize art […]Read More

Early NYC and The Robbers of the Grave (Archaeology of

Note: As you read, learn and engage with this series of articles, there are some other themes that I encourage you to think about, and try to make connections to as you follow: The culture of mistrust between the African American population and the medical community Power dynamics between the biomedical model and traditional practices […]Read More

New York's Slave Past: The History and Archaeology of the

“New York City, 1741. A growing population of slaves and indentured white laborers had city authorities on edge. When a series of fires broke out in March and April, suspicion fell on a conspiracy of these lower classes. A white servant, with promise of freedom and a reward, implicated about a hundred blacks and whites […]Read More