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Go Dig a Hole, Episode 32 – Burials, Blogging, and Social Media in Archaeology
Guest: Robyn Lacy, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Air Date: August 17, 2017
Robin Lacy joins this episode to talk about her research at Ferryland Burial Ground in Newfoundland. Her work pulls from a diverse range of skills, methods, and approaches. Lacy explains the background of the site and provides a regional context for British colonialism in the mid- to north-Atlantic in North America.
Lacy’s discussion of her research questions and the process of creating a research design is particularly insightful – What began as a project to find the burials at Ferryland rapidly expanded to a novel adaptation of landscape theory, which she refers to as “burial landscapes”.
Related to this overview of Lacy’s research, the conversation pivots to archaeology in social media. Credit and appreciation for an inclusive, collaborative community of archaeologists online is given and some links and resources are mentioned.
In the end, the take-aways for early career researchers, Lacy urges, are to build skills in research and writing, and to go dig a hole. That is, pick up field experience early and often, as it sets the foundation for a strong and well-rounded archaeologist.
Robyn Lacy’s blog – Spade and the Grave
Robyn Lacy on Twitter and Instagram
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