Assistant Professor Birch awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop high-precision Northern Iroquoian chronology through radiocarbon dating
Assistant Professor Jennifer Birch has been awarded an National Science Foundation grant for a project called “Establishing a High-Resolution Framework for Age Determination.” This research will, for the first time, construct a high-precision radiocarbon chronology for select Northern Iroquoian site relocation sequences in Ontario and New York State. The study aims to collect 245 new dates from 41 Iroquoian village sites.
Suzanne Pilaar Birch discusses working in the field while pregnant—and shares other women's fieldwork stories—in the internationally read Guardian newspaper
Assistant Professor of anthropology and geology Suzanne Pilaar Birch had a dilemma. She’d just been offered her grant-funded fieldwork opportunity in Cypress, yet her son’s birth was just three months away. Was it safe? Were their other women scientists who had worked in the field while expecting? She turned to her co-created site, Trowelblazers, that both celebrates past and present archaeologists, paleontologists, and geologists and educates future scientists and the public about their contributions. It now provides a social network, too.
One of Sammantha Holder’s research projects is her bioarchaeological engagement with massed remains of Napoleon's Grand Army soldiers and troop followers who were killed at once by the brutal onset of the Lithuanian weather while attempting an invasion of Russia. This work is featured in Archaeology magazine.
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The official blog of SMASH: The Singer-Moye Archaeological Settlement History Project. Investigations of a Mississippian town, in the lower Chattahoochee River valley is updated by Assistant Professor Jennifer Birch, who is running the 2017 field school. Keep up with the team's progress as it happens on the blog itself: http://bit.ly/2sVmjuk
Associate Professor Laura German (center, with flag) has just returned from teaching a course at the International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training in Taoyuan, Taiwan. The one-week course, entitled, “Situating the Local in Land Relations,” was part of a one-month course on Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development for professionals from 31 countries.
Bioarchaeologist Laurie Reitsema (right) recently shared with Athens community participants the research findings made following the discovery of a local cemetery where slaves had been interred. The project began when the unmarked graves were discovered during the Baldwin Hall reservations in 2015. She shared the DNA results of those individuals whose remains could be tested among the 105 burials. Reitsema said further historical and bioarchaeological work could be done to learn about those buried, but distributed a survey measuring opinions among the listeners.
Colonial and Native Worlds Field School 2017 (section one: 5/8-6/2; section two: 6/5-6/30, or combined)