Author Archives: Alicia P

About Alicia P

Alicia is the Curator of Archeology Collections at NMSC. She has worked for the National Park Service for over 16 years and loves the diversity of the work. As a historical archeologist she is interested in decorative arts especially gravestones, ceramics, and furniture. She loves to travel overseas and appreciates the art and achitecture of the middle east.

NMSC is back open for business!

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government shutdown

Because of the federal government shutdown this National Park Service blog is inactive. We’ll start the conversation again when we get back.

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Reflections on the African Burial Ground Project

For the past few years, both archivists and archeologists from Northeast Museum Services Center (NMSC) have been working on a very special collection that is curated by the African Burial Ground National Monument (AFBG). The site of the AFBG National … Continue reading

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The NMSC Blog is Expanding!

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NMSC began this blog in 2010 with a focus on archeology collections. We are gratified by the number of people who have taken the time to read our blog, and appreciate all of the comments both  complimentary and critical.  In … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

When it comes to archeology, what’s love got to do with it?   Well, everything really.  Archeologists aim to understand human behavior through the recovery and analysis of material culture.  Love is a basic and universal human behavior, but assigning such … Continue reading

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Absent but not Forgotten: Exploring the Mystery Behind Two Gravestones at Minute Man NHP

Archeologists appreciate old gravestones for many reasons, but especially because they can be a great source of information and often provide details that are missing from vital records.  But what we can learn is more than just what has been … Continue reading

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Did These Bottles Belong to George Washington?

As our country celebrates George Washington’s birthday today, we are working on a collection of more than a dozen wine bottles recovered from the basement of the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. The site is widely recognized … Continue reading

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