Urban Archeology Corps DC

#uac2017 wrapped-up for the season! Stay tuned for our final blog post! In the meantime, take a look at our Intro Blog, below!

Another week, another ton of awesome site visits for #uac_2k17 ! On Monday, we spent the whole day at the @nmaahc (and probably could have spent another full day there, #TBH ). Tuesday we spent the day hiking with our favorite @GWMP archeologists Brad and William on Roosevelt Island, learning about its prehistory and history (shout out to @theodorerooseveltisland ). We finished the week getting a sneak peek of the new Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site in #shawneighborhooddc . Two @howard1867 @nationalparkservice interns provided a great tour and discussion of Dr. Woodson and his lifetime achievements. Finally, a BIG Happy Birthday to one of our fabulous members @briannaaaaa.s ! Phew!
#uac2k17 spending the day among the cattails on Theodore Roosevelt Island!
#uac2k17 participants and @londoncontent devoted their entire Saturday to working #dayofarch at @dumbartonhouse ! They created a wildly popular stratigraphy activity where kids excavated through different layers of "soils" (crushed chocolate graham cracker organic soil horizon and then vanilla wafer subsoil), to recover some edible "artifacts" (gummies, etc.)! Thanks to @aitc_dc for organizing such an amazing event and thank you to @op_indc and @nationalparkservice for letting @uac_dc share table space! #dayofarchaeology #archaeofest17 #deliciousdirtcups
#uac2k17 finished up our @frederickdouglassnps fieldwork* this week! Now, back to the lab! *A big thanks to all of the additional archeologists who came out to help and support us throughout the week, including those from @nationalparkservice Museum Resource Center for the National Capital Region, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Monocacy National Battlefield. #teamwork #archeologyfieldwork
#uac2k17 #latergram highlights from Day 2 of @frederickdouglassnps excavation! @isis_plaza and @londoncontent partnered with Alex from #MonocacyNationalBattlefield to dig along one transect. @momome1ody and @zayy_aholic were all business as they finished up some paperwork and posed with a lock that he found while screening! #beattheheat #fieldwork
#uac2k17 had a great first day digging at @frederickdouglassnps ! In the morning, @DCParksEastNPS Superintendent Morrison stopped by to chat before we began. Then @kdbirmingham explained our survey area, and had us lay out our survey grid. Compass and measuring tape in hand, @momome1ody , @zayy_aholic and @briannaaaaa.s helped lay out our grid and then we all began digging! Shout out to those who came to volunteer, including archeologists from @GWParkwayVA and @nationalparkservice Museum Resource Center (hey @hali.elizabeth )! Can't wait until Day 2, tomorrow!
A few more #latergrams from last week! #uac2k17 had the pleasure of conducting some hands-on research at the District Government Office of Public Records and Archives! Agency Administrator Rebecca Katz walked us through researching land records associated with Frederick Douglass and family, when they moved to DC and eventually purchased Cedar Hill. This will be very helpful when we begin excavation at @frederickdouglassnps this week!
A few #latergrams from last week! #uac2k17 visited @nationalparkservice Museum Resource Center for the National Capital Region! A great tour was given by staff (including @kdbirmingham !), artifacts from @frederickdouglassnps collection were pulled for us to look at, and a special demonstration on identifying lead in glass and using the burn test on unknown plastics was provided! #collectionsmanagement #artifactresearch #science
#uac_dc2k17 learning the importance of interpretation. Which face do you see? Why? #NPSCulturalInterp
Views from the Frederick Douglass House! Come visit if you can @frederickdouglassnps @nationalparkservice #findyourpark #uac_dc2k17 #nationalparkservice
#uac_dc2k17 Mapping the features of a Mock Excavation ☺️ (Shout out to @op_indc Archy Team and @aitc_dc for lending the kits!). #geometry #data #science #stem
More Pics from Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 📸
#uac_dc2k17 Enjoying the Anacostia Heritage Trail this Monday @culturaltourismdc
Not even Instagram does the beautiful LatinX mural justice at @smithsoniananacostia ! When you go see #ifyoulivedheredc stop inside the museum for more additonal exhibits and installations!
While at @smithsoniananacostia we got a wonderful behind the scenes look at what it takes to put together an exhibit! These #archaeological artifacts are from the Howard Rd/Anacostia Metro collection and will be on display for the #ifyoulivedheredc intervention by @pinklineproject , @op_indc and @smithsoniananacostia. Go check it out!
We headed over to @smithsoniananacostia today to watch the @pinklineproject and @op_indc installation of a full scale replica historic Barry Farm house for the "If You Lived Here" intervention (made possible by @kresgefoundation )! #ifyoulivedheredc
On the @kenilworthaquaticgardens Boardwalk- @uac_dc having some fun!
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