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Ocean State Archaeologies
A forum for the archaeological community of Rhode Island . . .
These pages are designed to inform those interested in archaeology about the ongoing research, resources and events in and around Rhode Island. Please feel free to submit comments, information or updates to Krysta Ryzewski, Brown University [email] at any time.
Fox Point-Crook Point Project, Providence - an archaeological and ethnohistorical study in Providence, focusing on Crook Point on the banks of the Seekonk River as well as the eastern edge of Fox Point. This is an area that houses the the abandoned East Side Railroad Tunnel and Drawbridge (a.k.a. "Crook Point Bascule Bridge"), and has the appearance of an urban wasteland. The project was carried out within the course ARCH 1150 Urbanism in the Archaeological Record, taught in Fall 2007 at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
Greene Farm - an interdisciplinary research project researching five centuries of cultural and natural landscape transformations on one of the few remaining Providence Planatations in Warwick. This fifth season of excavations this summer focused on excavating the remains of the Old House, a remarkably undisturbed 17th-century archaeological site.
The Archaeology of College Hill - excavations at the John Brown House are part of Archaeology 1900, hosted by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and the Anthropology Department of Brown University.
Dead Building Profiles - mnemonic traces of 10 dead buildings from downcity Providence. This project was carried out by Adam J. Bravo as part of Archaeology in the Information Age, a course taught in the Spring of 2007 at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
Rocky Point Amusement Park, Warwick - a collaborative project carried out within the course ARCH 1800 Contemporary Issues in Archaeological Theory, taught in Spring 2008 at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
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