Thursday, October 23, 2008

CNEHA 2008

Just a reminder that this weekend is the 2008 Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology in St. Mary's City, MD. It's a three day affair with tours on Friday and presentations on Saturday and Sunday. Further information can be found here. April and I cowrote a paper that I will be presenting on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the abstract for our paper:

Dividing the Space of this Place: Nineteenth-Century Port Tobacco, Maryland
Peter Quantock, April Beisaw

Historical maps of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland document the
town's nineteenth-century layout. A central courthouse and church front on a public square of offices and businesses, including two hotels, one on the north and one on the south side of the square. Other "paired" structures include one-room schools and
social halls in the north and south ends of town. Archaeological and archival
research provide a means of understanding the apparent north-south spatial
division of life in Port Tobacco.

Scott and I are going on something called the "Cemetery Crawl" on Saturday night in St. Mary's. Not sure what that is but I'm sure it will be fun. I will report on the conference when I get back on Monday.

- Peter

1 comment:

John Fiveash said...

Kate Dinnel mentioned, at the ASM Annual Fall Meeting, that ASM Members will be admitted to the CNEHA event at the member rates. You can save a few bucks by letting them know that you are an ASM member.

John Fiveash
President, ASM