Student Research Symposium

UPDATE:
In light of Governor Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, this event has been canceled. While we are disappointed not to be able to offer this experience, the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff is always our first priority. If this event is rescheduled, we will announce new dates in the future.
For up to date information on other upcoming events, please visit our website and social media channels. More information on health precautions can be found at the NCDHHS website at ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus .

 

The OSA hosts an annual Student Research Symposium, inviting undergraduate and graduate students from across the region to present their latest research in archaeology and history!

The 2020 Student Research Symposium has been postponed. Check back for the rescheduled date.

 

Symposium Schedule

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9:00-9:30am
Refreshments and Opening Remarks

9:30-9:45am
Reconstructing the Waterfront: An Archaeological Examination of Washington, NC's Nineteenth Century Waterfront

William Nassif, East Carolina University

9:45-10:00am
Enslaved Maritime Commerce at Somerset Place

Mackenzie Mirre Tabeling, East Carolina University

10:00-10:15am
Trades and Crafts Aboard Queen Anne's Revenge: An Analysis of Hand Tool Artifacts

Kendra Lawrence, East Carolina University

10:15-10:30am
Past, Current, and Future Archaeological Research at a Colonial Tavern

Mackenzie Mulkey, East Carolina University

10:30-10:45am
The Archaeology of the Social Safety Net at the Pitt County Poor Farm

Muriel Grubb, East Carolina University

10:45-11:00am
Break

11:00-11:15am
Excavating Historic Oberlin Village

Paige Knapp, Kiana Fekette, and Connor Seaton, NC State

11:15-11:30am
Reconstructing the Childhood Diet of an 18th to 19th Century North Carolina Land-Owning Family

Corinne Taylor, East Carolina University

11:30-11:45am
Tuberculosis and Asheville: An Archaeological Study of the Winyah Sanitarium

Denise Folz, Warren Wilson College

11:45-12:00pm
Night at the Museum 4: Does the Mini Museum Perpetuate Illegal Antiquity Trading?

Grace Fawcett, East Carolina University

12:00-1:30pm
Lunch

1:30-1:45pm
First Aid in the Field: Developing a Conservation Protocol for Brunswick Town Artifacts

Brandon J Eckert, East Carolina University

1:45-2:00pm
The Reconservation of Sugar Treated Wooden Canoes from Lake Phelps

Tim Smith, East Carolina University/Office of State Archaeology

2:00-2:15pm
When Stones Speak: An Analysis of Mississippian Period Lithic Artifacts from the Warren Wilson and Berry Archaeological Sites

Liam J Gardiner, Warren Wilson College

2:15-2:30pm
A Study of the Hugh Gilliam Collection of Native American Pottery from McDowell County

Lia Purdy, Warren Wilson College

2:30-2:45pm
Findings of the 2019 WCU Summer Archaeological Field School at the Norton Field Site (31JK615), Jackson County, Cullowhee, NC

Etta Farlow, Kaley Kelly, and Austin Peters, Western Carolina University

2:45-3:00pm
“Fetchez la vache”: The Potential Pastoral Provocation for the Neolithic Adoption in Ireland

Connor Seaton, NC State

3:00pm
Closing Remarks

3:15-4:00
Optional Tour of the OSA Research Center