Dr Anna Agbe-Davies; NC Office of State Archaeology 2019 Lecture Series Trowel Blazers: Women Making History

Archaeology at the Pauli Murray House


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Presenter: Dr. Anna Agbe-Davies, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Since 2011, archaeologists at UNC-Chapel Hill have been collaborating with the Pauli Murray Project to study and protect the archaeological legacy of the Fitzgerald/Murray family at the site of their family home in Durham, NC. This presentation summarizes results to date and situates the research within the contexts of contemporary and historical archaeology as well as public archaeology.


She Changed the World and Trowel Blazers: Women Making History

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The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. As part of a national campaign to commemorate this historic event, North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) is coordinating a campaign titled “She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers” through November 2020. Our goal is to share and celebrate the achievements of ALL North Carolina women and illuminate North Carolinian women's pivotal role in breaking down barriers in our state and the nation. In honor of this campaign, the OSA will be highlighting the accomplishments of North Carolina women past and present whose lives have been revealed through archaeology and those who have influenced the development and future of our field through the “Trowel Blazers: Women Making History” initiative.