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Meet Two Davis Bottom Families – Part One

Meet Two Davis Bottom Families - Part One From Investigating a Shotgun House, Part One: Geography Davis Bottom is different from Lexington’s other urban, working-class neighborhoods. That is because throughout its long history, black people and white people lived...

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What Is a Shotgun?

What Is a Shotgun? by Janie-Rice Brother From Investigating a Shotgun House, Introduction In cities, land developers usually subdivide a  property in order to fit as many lots on it as possible. This maximizes the amount of money the land developers can make. Narrow...

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Looted: Fort Ellis (Part 1)

Looted: Fort Ellis (Part 1) By Hannah Ludlow In October, 2015, the historical site of Fort Ellis was trespassed and looted, severely damaging the artifacts and sanctity of the site. The vandals left a gaping hole once full of artifacts that now out of context can no...

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Artifacts Tell a Story

Artifacts Tell a Story Introduction by Erika Malo Hannah is our newest intern at Project Archaeology. Hannah is a student in the anthropology department at Montana State University and we are happy to have her on our team. She has a passion for archaeology and wants...

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Trash Pits and Site Formation

Trash Pits and Site Formation From Investigating a Light Station, Part 3: Archaeology Talking Trash in Archaeology To an archaeologist, studying trash is much less gross than you might imagine. Trash—also known as garbage, waste, junk, rubbish, or refuse—holds...

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The Archaeology of Consumerism

The Archaeology of Consumerism Interview with Greg Smith, an archaeologist who excavated the St. Augustine Light Station Archaeologists study artifacts and other types of evidence from an archaeological site. Why was examining the bottles so important at the St....

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Growing up at a Light Station

Growing up at a Light Station Meet Mrs. Wilma Daniels, A Descendant of a Lighthouse Keeper at the St. Augustine Light Station From Investigating a Light Station, Part One: Geography and Part Two: History Meet Wilma Daniels and her daughter, Donna Poole, who are...

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A History of Lighthouses

A History of Lighthouses From Investigating a Light Station, Part 2: History A lighthouse is a tower with a bright light on the top. It helps warn sailors of dangerous areas and serves as a navigational aid that helps to keep ships and boats safe. A light station...

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How is an Archaeological Site Formed?

How is an Archaeological Site Formed? How did Puzzle House become an archaeological site? The artifacts and tree-ring dates from Puzzle House pueblo indicate that it was not used after AD 1250. The people that lived at Puzzle House likely moved to another pueblo about...

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