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What Can the Shell Tell? Dr. Martin Gallivan and Dr. Jessica Jenkins' Research Featured on VA Archaeology Month Poster

Every October, Virginia celebrates archaeology through special events and programs at libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs, and at active archaeological sites. Each year the Department of Historic Resources (DHR) produces an archaeology month poster, often in collaboration with other organizations or museums. This year, they have partnered with Dr. Martin Gallivan from the College of William & Mary and Dr. Jessica Jenkins from Flagler College to highlight their joint research initiative on archaeological oyster deposits that will help understand past human-environmental relationships and guide current and future conservation efforts.
VA Archaeology Month Poster (front)The front of the poster features images of oyster middens, archaeological oyster shells, and a photograph of beaded oyster art pieces created by Nikki Bass (Nansemond). The flip side of the poster provides information about the ongoing oyster research.
VA Archaeology Month Poster (back)