Taking Down Boundaries, or How to Build an Integrated Archaeology Program

Author(s): Andrew Edwards

Year: 2015


Two of the most influential institutions involved in making Historical Archaeology the discipline we enjoy today are The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CWF) and The College of William and Mary (W&M). Although located in the same tiny town, until 1982 they might have existed on separate planets.  When Marley Brown became director of CWF’s archaeology program in 1982, he quickly formed a liaison with the College. By hiring students and recent alumni of the Anthropology Department’s new graduate program, he established a lasting and collegial relationship with that department.  Marley was able to build Colonial Williamsburg’s Department of Archaeological Research into a dynamic team reaching from Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown to greater Virginia, Bermuda, and Barbados. Two of Marley’s creations, the annual W&M/CWF field school and the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research just celebrated their 30th and 27th anniversaries.

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Taking Down Boundaries, or How to Build an Integrated Archaeology Program. Andrew Edwards. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433871)

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