Topics in Archeology Webinar Series
This six part webinar lecture series is devoted to dissemination of information about current research in archeology both inside and outside of national parks. Topics range from recent developments in our understanding of Native American colonization of the New World to archeological investigations of World War II Japanese internment camps.
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Dr. Stacey Camp, University of Idaho
During World War II, the U.S. government imprisoned over 120,000 individuals of Japanese heritage solely due to their ethnicity. Internees creatively interrogated their imprisonment by utilizing and crafting material culture. This talk examines the material engagements recovered in the form of artwork, gaming pieces, vases, and other artifacts from Idaho's Kooskia Internment Camp. Play video >>
Dr. David G. Anderson, University of Tennessee
In this lecture, Anderson focuses on when, where, and how human beings entered the Americas during the last Ice Age, more than 13,000 years ago. The routes early peoples took can be inferred from an examination of the archaeological and environmental record, and are not as obvious as we might think. Play video >>
Clarence R. Geier, James Madison University
Clarence Geier and students have documented evidence of the Union encampment, interpreted parts of the battle flow, and reconstructed the cultural setting of the Cedar Creek Battlefield. This presentation discusses approaches used in analyzing battlefield remains; methods and procedures used to study the land involved; and the results gained from the application of the layers of field research. Play video >>
Glen H. Doran, Chairman, Florida State University
Wet sites provide an often spectacular view of prehistoric life and their contribution cannot be over emphasized. The Windover cemetery in Brevard County, Florida, has yielded preserved organics including woven materials, antler tools, wood bottle gourds, food remains, and bone tools with 168 burials dating in excess of 7,000 radiocarbon years. Play video >>