Preparing for the Charles Center Showcase

As I prepare to present my summer research at the Charles Center Summer Research Showcase on Thursday, I’m trying to decide how best to fit a whole summer’s worth of research on one poster board. Since I’ll only have an hour and a half to stand next to a three foot representation of my whole summer (a large part of research conducted throughout the last year), I’ll have to keep it simple. I’m reminded of the same conversation I’ve had a million time throughout these past few months, ¬†which always starts with the same, seemingly simple question: “So what’s your research about?”

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Looking backward and forward

Meeting with the Archaeological Research Committee of the Bermuda National Trust during my last week on the island this summer.

 

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New directions

Shell with drilled hole

An artifact from the Stewart Hall collection.

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Just keep looking…

I’m already three weeks into my summer research on Bermuda, and I’m feeling very much in the “middle” of my project. It’s like taking a path into a dense forest and, finding yourself in the thickest part of it, discovering that the path has suddenly divided into ten different paths. You can choose any new path, but you can’t stay on the old one – it doesn’t continue. How do you decide which way to go next?

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Archaeology on Bermuda

I landed on Bermuda yesterday afternoon and spent the better part of the evening exploring the house where I’m staying. I’m housesitting for some friends, and Pomegranate (the name of the house) looks right out over the south shore of Bermuda. It’s absolutely beautiful this time of year.

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