Anthropology Club Members and friends,
There will be some more archaeology opportunities this summer. The wonderful Shanon Dawdy will be in New Orleans for a few Days in July (11th and 12th). Shanon is a terrific person and very wonderful to work for. Attached below is the letter she sent to me.
Dear friends and colleagues,
I'm sending you this invitation either because you've
volunteered with me before, or you may know
students/avocationals who might like to.
I will be doing shovel tests July 11-22 at Pitot House, one of
the historic late 18th-century "West Indies" plantation houses
that faces Bayou St. John in New Orleans (1440 Moss Street).
Because the museum has limited hours during the summer, I am
limited to weekdays, which I know won't work for some of you.
But if it does and you'd like to join, please send me an
e-mail with your preferred days.
Besides the curious history of the house (it housed New
Orleans' first mayor, but also was home to an exotic poultry
farm), I am interested in this area because it was the first
settled by the French, known to be a smuggling depot, and home
to contact period Native American villages. Despite this,
there has been little archaeology in this part of town.
In case of rain threatening, you can give me a call on the
cell at 773-450-3047. It'll be hot, but I am looking into
buying a portable canopy and I'm hoping the museum will let us
do early hours, 7:30-3:00 (though of course you don't have to
get there at the start).
Shannon Lee Dawdy
Department of Anthropology
University of Chicago
1126 East 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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