Student Experience: Jessica Cieslewicz

To wrap up the 2014-2015 Whispering Woods field season, we’re posting some of the experiential essays written by our students.  These essays were part of their end-of-semester final reports.  In addition to reporting the semester’s finds, analysis, and recommendations, for future work, students were asked to end with a 1-pg essay on what the class … Read more of Student Experience: Jessica Cieslewicz

Student Experience: Arthur Murphy

To wrap up the 2014-2015 Whispering Woods field season, we’re posting some of the experiential essays written by our students.  These essays were part of their end-of-semester final reports.  In addition to reporting the semester’s finds, analysis, and recommendations, for future work, students were asked to end with a 1-pg essay on what the class … Read more of Student Experience: Arthur Murphy

Spring 2015 Wk 6: Let them eat cake!

The aim of this week’s class was to introduce the students to context, stratigraphy, and all the field paperwork required to document it.  In archaeology, we use a concept known as the Harris Matrix to describe depositional history.  Within the Harris Matrix, each action is represented by a context.  A positive context is when something … Read more of Spring 2015 Wk 6: Let them eat cake!