Dear friends and colleagues,
Though this blog has been quiet for some time, never fear as the Whitewater Project is still alive and well, and as busy as ever.
Since the last blog update my group of excellent and generous volunteers from the Simon Fraser University Archaeology program completed the artifact cataloguing. The 2011 excavation season ended up producing about 53,000 artifacts, and each of these was sorted, cleaned, bagged, and weighed. Thank you!
I have now moved on to writing the PhD dissertation, and I have been working on that almost full time. I am attempting to finish the dissertation in 2013. Once it is ready to share, I will be sure to post an update here, and I will make the PDF available for anyone who is interested.
In other news, in 2012 I presented on the Whitewater Project at two academic conferences: in January at the Society for Historical Archaeology Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, and in November at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, in San Francisco.
The Whitewater Project has also received a few new mentions in various media: A short article on the PoWs’ canoes appeared in a magazine called Canoeroots; a second article appeared in UK glossy history magazine Britain at War; and most recently, journalist Paul Ruban presented a 12 minute radio show in French, on CBC Radio-Canada.
Thanks for reading everyone and stay tuned for more updates!