Below the Bottom: Historical Significance, Archaeology, and Public Engagement at Shockoe Bottom

Last month, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones announced his plans for the development of a currently under-utilized part of Richmond’s downtown called Shockoe Bottom. The centerpiece of the project is a minor league baseball stadium accompanied by an apartment complex, grocery store, retail stores, an office building, and parking. The plan also incorporates a memorial building …

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Why Blog?

A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to participate in a wonderful session at the Society for American Archaeology organized and chaired by Colleen Morgan, everyone’s favorite archaeology blogger. In addition to being one of the first times that archaeologists got together at a conference and talked about blogging as a valid medium for …

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