Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Parker Academy Excavations Continue -- News Update




Under the direction of Dr. Sharyn Jones and with assistance from Dr. Brian Hackett and Dr. Peggy Brunache, NKU students are working at the Parker Academy site in New Richmond Ohio in May.  We have a new Instagram and Parker Academy website.

Check these out to follow our work and progress:

http://www.pictaram.com/user/parkeracademydig/3220190523


https://parkeracademy.wordpress.com/


News Update:

Dr. Peggy Brunache has received a prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to direct future excavations and public outreach and engagement at the Parker Academy site. Peggy will also be digging into the archives and collaborating with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.  She will collaborate with Dr.'s Jones, Landon, and Hackett as well as faculty and staff at the Freedom Center in Cincinnati. This is the first support that NKU has received in association with the Ford Foundation.  Peggy is a food historian and historical archaeologist who has worked all over the world on archaeological sites associated with slavery and historical archaeology. She is also a regular contributor to BBC and has been a guest on the Food Network. Congratulations Peggy!