The University of Rochester just completed a series on the Smiths Island Archaeology Project in its online Research Connections blog. Please check out:
Research universities like mine usually showcase engineering, computer science, medical, and natural sciences projects, so it's really nice to see humanistic social science projects like SIAP featured. Here's to greater interest and student participation in SIAP 2015!
Also, Smiths Island will be featured this January at the Society of Historical Archaeology's annual conference in Seattle in the "Making Waves" panel on Friday, Jan. 9, honoring Marley R. Brown III for his generous mentorship and long career promoting comparative colonial historical archaeology research. http://www.sha.org/index.php/view/page/annual_meetings
I hope to see readers of this blog and SIAP alumni there!