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Another Place for Thinking: A Decade of Making Connections at Wye House

Author(s): Mark P. Leone ; Benjamin Skolnik

Year: 2015

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In a 2005 article in World Archaeology, Dan Hicks revisits the William Paca garden in Annapolis, calling it "a place for thinking", not only in the literal sense used by Leone but also in that scholars frequently revisit it as they work out disciplinary issues in the present.  As we think about "Peripheries and Boundaries", we cannot help but to think beyond them, to the connections that tie together the sites we excavate and to the people we find there both in the past and in the present.  In this paper, we look back at ten years of excavation by Archaeology in Annapolis at Wye House on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and consider the ways in which this plantation, once home to Frederick Douglass, has been for us ‘another place for thinking’ about not just the past and the archaeological record, but also about the purpose and use of the discipline.

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Another Place for Thinking: A Decade of Making Connections at Wye House. Mark P. Leone, Benjamin Skolnik. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434085)


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

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PaperId(s): 526

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