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

Author(s): Andrew Edwards

Year: 2015

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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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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America