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Month: February 2016

Training Future Archaeologists at College Bound Academy Training Future Archaeologists at College Bound Academy

Today, College Bound Academy invited me into their school to talk about my career as an archaeologist with close to 100 elementary school students. The mission of  this school is

St. Croix runaway escapes slavery and writes letter to the King St. Croix runaway escapes slavery and writes letter to the King

One of the most common questions I encounter after I tell people about my research is “were enslaved people in the Danish West Indies literate?” The short answer is a resounding

World Anthropology Day World Anthropology Day

For World Anthropology Day the University of Tulsa Anthropology Department teamed up with Kendall-Whittier Elementary to present the wonderful world of Anthropology to a group of 160 students. My part was to

Creek Freedmen and the Formation of All-Black Towns in Oklahoma Creek Freedmen and the Formation of All-Black Towns in Oklahoma

  During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, African Americans established more than thirty all-black towns in the southern mid-west region of the United States (Jessee 2006: 81). In

New feature on AAA Website! New feature on AAA Website!

  Alicia Odewale Named AAA Minority Fellow The American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Committee on Minority Affairs in Anthropology are pleased to announce the selection of Alicia Odewale as

New course starting soon….. New course starting soon…..

Check out my new course offering for the Spring term of 2016. “Archaeology and History of the African Diaspora” will be offered at Augustana College starting March 7, 2016.