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Washington DC Archaeology featured at SHA

49th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology January 6-9, 2016 • Washington, D.C.

49th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology January 6-9, 2016 • Washington, D.C.

Society for Historical Archaeology

https://sha.org/conferences/ Registration onsite only now – Omni Shoreham located at 2500 Calvert Street NW,


Sessions of interest to Washingtonians…includes report on Yarrow Mamout project

Symposium: The National Historic Preservation Act at 50: Looking
Back, Looking Forward
[SYM-29] 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Palladian Ballroom)
Chair: Tom McCulloch
8:30 a.m. John H. Sprinkle, “A More Difficult Problem:” Adapting the National Park
Service Concept of Significance to Archaeological Sites
8:45 a.m. Tom McCulloch, Changing conceptions of significance, importance, and
value—moving beyond the “research exception” in Section 106 archaeology
9:00 a.m. Meredith D. Hardy, Is 50 the New 25? The NHPA and the Southeast
Archeological Center at 50: Reflections on Learning, Inclusion, and Stewardship
9:15 a.m. Paul J. White, Post-1800 Mining Camps, Redux: A Reappraisal at Age 50
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Ole Varmer, Underwater Cultural Heritage Law: Looking Back, Looking
10:00 a.m. John T. Eddins, Virginia R. Busby, Connecting Section 106 and The
National Historic Preservation Act to People: Creative Mitigation in the Public Interest
10:15 a.m. Elizabeth A. Crowell, Section 106 Contributions to Urban Archaeology:
What Was Lost is Now Found
10:30 a.m. Ruth Trocolli, In the Shadow of the Capitol – Stateless and Compliant: 50
Years of the NHPA in Washington, D.C.
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Karen M. Mudar, The National Historic Preservation Act and the NPS
System-Wide Archeological Inventory Program
11:15 a.m. Matthew R. Virta, National Historic Preservation Act Section 106
Archeology Contributions: Successes (and Shortcomings) in Unexpected Situations at
Two Historic Sites of the George Washington Memorial Parkway
11:30 a.m. Patricia M. Samford, Celebrating the National Historic Preservation Act:
The Making Archaeology Public Project
11:45 a.m. Julia A. King, Discussant

Jan 8

Symposium: Successful Collection Management: Using Existing
Collections for Research, Education, Public Outreach, and Innovation
[SYM-91] 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (Cabinet Room)
Chair: Mark Warner
8:30 a.m. Introduction
8:45 a.m. Christine M. Ames, Collections Crisis in the Nation’s Capital: Problems and
Solutions for the Washington, D.C. Historic Preservation Office
9:00 a.m. Paola A. Schiappacasse, History and Research Potential of the Hale Smith
Collection from Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan National Historic Site,
National Park Service
9:15 a.m. Mary Petrich-Guy and Mark Warner, Beyond the Technical Report: Building
public Outreach into Compliance-Driven Projects, A Case Study from Sandpoint Idaho
9:30 a.m. Danielle R. Cathcart and Heather Olson, Curating Rhode Island’s History:
Lessons in Accountability and the Rehabilitation of State-owned Collections
9:45 a.m. Kerry Gonzalez and Michelle Salvato, Inexpensive X-rays, Invaluable
Information: A Case Study from Two Data Recoveries.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Leigh Anne Ellison, Francis P. McManamon, Jodi Reeves Flores, Success
Stories: the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) for Research, Education, Public
Outreach, and Innovation
10:30 a.m. Robert C. Bryant, Jeffrey B. Glover, Brennan Collins, and Robin Wharton,
The MARTA Archaeological Collection: An Example of an Innovative CrossDisciplinary
10:45 a.m. Rebecca J. Morehouse, Yes! You Can Have Access to That! Increasing and
Promoting the Accessibility of Maryland’s Archaeological Collections
11:00 a.m. Alicia Paresi and Jennifer McCann, “A Horrible Quantity of Stuff”: The
Untapped Potential of Northeast Region NPS Collections
11:15 a.m. Terry Childs, Discussant

Jan 9
Symposium: Urban Public Archaeology of the Washington, D.C.
[SYM-204] 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Blue Room)
Chairs: Ruth Trocolli and Charde Reid
8:30 a.m. Ruth Trocolli, Introduction
8:45 a.m. Paul Nasca and Garrett R. Fesler, Shields’s Folly: A Tavern and Bathhouse in
Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia
9:00 a.m. Catherine M. Cartwright, Making the Inaccessible Accessible: Public
Archaeology at a 19th-Century Bathhouse in Alexandria, Virginia
9:15 a.m. Charde Reid, 21st Century Methods for a 19th Century World: GIS,
Geophysical Survey, and Geoarchaeology in Washington, D.C.
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Paul P. Kreisa, Nancy Powell, and Geri Knight-Iske, In Search Of…The Lost
Kilns of St. Elizabeths Hospital
10:00 a.m. Geri J. Knight-Iske, Paul Kreisa, and Nancy Powell, Landscape Archaeology
at St. Elizabeths Hospital West Campus
10:15 a.m. Lyle C. Torp and Matthew Palus, The Church on the Hill: Inter-related
Narratives, Conflicting Priorities, and the Power of Community Engagement
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Nancy L. Powell, Paul P. Kreisa, and Geri Night-Iske, The Rise of the
Cedars: 2014-2015 Investigations at the Cox Farm in Georgetown
11:00 a.m. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Spiritual Wayfarers and Enslaved African
Muslims: New insights into Yarrow Mamout, Muslim Slaves and American Pluralism
11:15 a.m. Mia L. Carey, The Search for Yarrow Mamout in Georgetown: A Preliminary
11:30 a.m. Boyd S. Sipe, Prayer for Relief: Archeological Excavations within a Portion
of the Columbian Harmony Cemetery (Site 51NE049), Washington, D.C.
11:45 a.m. Dana D. Kollmann, The Bioarchaeology of the Columbian Harmony
Cemetery Collection (51NE049), Washington, D.C.

Jan 9
Symposium: Potomac Pasts: Papers Honoring the Career of NPS
Archeologist Dr. Stephen R. Potter, Part 1
[SYM-28a] 9:00a .m. – 12:00 p.m. (Palladian Ballroom)
Chairs: Joy Beasley and Karen M. Mudar
9:00 a.m. Introduction
9:15 a.m. Karen M. Mudar, From Algonquians to Appomattox: The Contributions of
Stephen Potter to Potomac Archeology
9:30 a.m. Virginia R. Busby, A Vital Legacy Enriching Future Generations of
Americans: Some Reflections on Contributions of Stephen R. Potter, PhD.
9:45 a.m. John C. Bedell, Stephen Potter’s Vision for Potomac Valley Archaeology
10:00 a.m. Gregory M. Katz, Potomac Portage: Great Falls National Park and the
Potomac Divide
10:15 a.m. Clarence R. Geier, Historical Archaeology And The Battle Of Cedar Creek
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer, Rhyolite, Charcoal and Whiskey: The
Archaeology of Catoctin Mountain Park
11:00 a.m. Charles H. Leedecker, A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear: The History and
Archeology of the Monumental Core in Washington, DC
11:15 a.m. Laura J. Galke, Artifacts of Agency, Status, and Empowerment:
Colonoware, Crystals, Wig Hair Curlers
11:30 a.m. Katherine D. Birmingham, Slavery and Resistance in Maryland: Findings
From the L’Hermitage Slave Village Excavations
11:45 a.m. Stephen R. Potter, Discussant

Symposium: Potomac Pasts: Papers Honoring the Career of NPS
Archeologist Dr. Stephen R. Potter, Part 2
[SYM-28b] 1:30 p .m. – 2:45 p.m. (Palladian Ballroom)
Chairs: Joy Beasley and Karen Mudar
1:30p.m. Darlene Hassler and Justin P. Ebersole, Somewhere Between a Savannah River
Broadspear and a Model 1855 Rifle: An Archeological Legacy and Recent Research at
the Site of the Harpers Ferry Armory
1:45p.m Joseph F. Balicki, Metal Detector Investigations on the Fall 1863 Bivouacs of
the 2nd Corps, 3rd Division, 2nd Brigade, Culpepper County, Virginia
2:00p.m Douglas Owsley and Karin Bruwelheide, Three Decades of Identification:
Advances in Civil War Bioarchaeology
2:15p.m Matthew B. Reeves, From Manassas to Montpelier: How the Metal Detecting
Community Changed My Outlook on Archaeology
2:30p.m. David Orr, Discussant
11:30 a.m. Terry Majewski, Discussant


One comment on “Washington DC Archaeology featured at SHA

  1. Ruth Trocolli
    December 31, 2015

    Thanks for the shout out! The big news is that there is a public program on Saturday Jan. 9, as part of the conference. It will be at the African American Civil War Memorial from 10-3. We’ll have a table as will other local groups. There will be all sorts of hands-on family-friendly activities. It will be like the Day of Archaeology festival but smaller (indoors). It is open to everyone and is free!!

    The Public Archaeology Session will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. Archaeology Day is a family-friendly event featuring archaeologists, educational displays, and interactive activities geared toward a general audience. This year’s public archaeology session will highlight how digital technology is used in discovering, researching, documenting, and reporting information about archaeological sites. SHA-registered guests and the general public are admitted free to the African American Civil War Museum. This event will open at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The museum is located at 1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC 20001.

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