Common Ground and Speaker Series: Upending History through Archaeology: A Case Study from the Rappahannock Valley by Dr. Julie King
October 6 @ 7:00 pm
Dr. Julie King
Professor and Chair of Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Former Expert Member on the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Upending History through Archaeology: A Case Study from the Rappahannock Valley
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Archaeologist Julie King reviews some of the exciting — and unexpected — findings from St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s recent archaeological survey of Sotterley. Traces of a pre-Sotterley dwelling, the houses of families who self-emancipated in the War of 1812, a mysterious buried feature and more reveal the rich lives of the people who called this place home.
Julia A. King is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she researches, writes about, and teaches Chesapeake and Atlantic World history, archaeology, and culture. King is a past president of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA, an international organization of professional archaeologists. From 2003 until 2011, she served as a presidentially-appointed Expert Member on the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, a Federal agency advising the president and the Congress on matters of national historic preservation policy. In 2018, King received the SHA’s J.C. Harrington Award for her scholarly contributions to the field of historical archaeology.
This event is made possible by the generous support of Destination Southern Maryland (Southern Maryland Heritage Area) and the Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
FREE WEBINAR for the public – Advance registration required.
This year’s speaker series will be offered virtually.