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Public Outreach program to discuss the upcoming GPR survey at the Afro-Indigenous Burial Ground at Sylvester Manor – June 11, 2024

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Archaeologists from UMass Boston will hold a public outreach event on Tuesday, June 11 at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, NY, from 12:30-2:30 PM to discuss the upcoming GPR survey of the Afro-Indigenous Burial Ground at Sylvester Manor.  Dr. John Steinberg will lead the survey and will join Drs Nedra Lee and Stephen Mrozowski to discuss the ongoing historical research and survey scheduled for this Fall. The Sylvester Manor Archaeological Project team looks forward to discussing the historic and sacred significance with contemporary communities as we continue to understand the Afro-Indigenous Burial Ground for further memorialization of the site. See you all on Tuesday, June 11!

Author: John Steinberg

Dr. John Steinberg has been a Research Scientist at the Fiske Center since 2006. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UCLA in 1997. Before coming to UMass Boston, John taught at UCLA and California State University Northridge. He is interested in the economic problems of colonization, both in New England and across the North Atlantic. He uses GIS and shallow geophysics to study settlement patterns to understand broad trends over the landscape. In addition to John's New England work, he has been studying the settlement patterns of Viking Age Iceland. John is the director of the Digital Archaeology Laboratory at the Fiske Center.

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