Dispatches from Haury 316, The Applied Archaeology Lab

May 20, 2022

Many good things have happened in Haury 316. On April 28, Professor Nieves Zedeño gave a Plenary Session address at the Canadian Archaeological Association Meeting in Edmonton, Canada. The title of her address was “‘We want you to do science for us’: Archaeology at the service of Bison Hunters.” On May 6, the Municipality of Skagway, Alaska awarded a $111,000 contract to Assistant Research Professor François Lanoë (PI; Ph.D. UArizona, 2017) and Nieves Zedeño to conduct an archaeological assessment of the Indian Residential School St. Pius X located in the Skagway borough. Summer plans are nearly insane. BARA Research Specialist Evelyn Pickering (Ph.D. UArizona, 2020) and François Lanoë will be working on an Indigenous Landscape study in southern Montana, commissioned by the Bureau of Land Management. François will also be working on three assessment projects with the University of Alaska Museum of the North; Evelyn and Nieves are rounding up their educational outreach program for the Blackfoot Early Origins Project. Graduate students also have their hands full. Danielle Soza and Lucas Bond Reis will complete dissertation fieldwork in Montana and Brazil, respectively; and Lauren Bridgeman will serve as instructor at the NSF REU Preservation Archaeology Field School run by Archaeology Southwest and the University of Arizona, before heading for Skagway, AK.