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A Pirate’s Life for Me: The Bioarchaeology of Scurvy

In the romanticized imagery of a swash-buckling rogue who plunders and pillages his way through an anti-hero story arc, pirates have time and time again captured the public’s imagination. This summer marks 15 years since Pirates of the Caribbean first appeared as a major motion picture, adapted by Disney from its popular water ride that first appeared in the late 1960s. While the continued popularity of this franchise, which has now grossed over 4.5 billon dollars in total, demonstrates our continued fascination with these sea faring scoundrels, pirates for popular consumption is hardly a new concept. Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island was first published as a book in 1883 and has enjoyed success in countless adaptations since. Captain Hook, the notorious villain of Neverland, first appeared in J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, Peter Pan; or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.

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The Archaeology of…Roanoke: The Lost Colony

I wrote a piece for Archaeology in the Community that was recently published on their blog. This educational archaeology non-profit is based in DC and emphasizes community archaeology with public engagement, hosting a variety of events. This piece is especially for those interested in American history and new techniques available to archaeologists both in the field and the lab.…/