Beyond the Mansion: How the Archaeology Program at a Plantation Museum Changed so Many Lives

Author(s): Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Year: 2018

Summary

Between 1988 and 2009, the Hermitage Archaeology Program trained students of archaeology, anthropology, history, and education. Summer after summer, as the excavation units were laid, the wheelbarrows lined up, the shovels and trowels counted and distributed, we were always excited about what was to come. I learned about who I was as an archaeologist, as a scholar of slavery and the African Diaspora, and a Black Feminist Archaeologist. This short reflection paper is to share some thoughts and memories of how a small archaeological family, born on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, was the beginning of a movement in the field of African American archaeology that will never be forgotten.

Cite this Record

Beyond the Mansion: How the Archaeology Program at a Plantation Museum Changed so Many Lives. Whitney Battle-Baptiste. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441914)

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 1074