Reflections in the Hermitage Spring, or How a Summer in Tennessee Drove me Underwater

Author(s): Ben L. Ford

Year: 2018

Summary

The Hermitage Archaeology internship program was a significant and formative experience for many young archaeologists. My career still reverberates with the summer I spent in the program. Like many of the interns, I learned how to do solid scientific archaeology where well-conceived, humanistic questions are addressed with rigorous methods. I also learned that some things are more important than science and that I had no natural talent for Public Archaeology. Much of my career since has been focused on maritime and underwater archaeology – a significant departure from hot, landlocked Nashville – but I still apply the philosophy of the Hermitage Archaeology program to my field and teaching projects.

Cite this Record

Reflections in the Hermitage Spring, or How a Summer in Tennessee Drove me Underwater. Ben L. Ford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441918)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 258