African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

Congratulations to AADS graduate student Ayana Flewellen for interviewing with The Society of Black Archaeologists and representing UT on a national level

Mon, February 3, 2014
At this year's Society for Historical Archaeology conference in Quebec,
Canada, Ayana Flewellen sat down with Dr. Alexandra Jones. Dr. Jones
discussed her interests in archaeology, undergraduate years at Howard
University, and "cutting her teeth" with Mayan archaeology in Mexico. As
a graduate student, she became committed to the idea of community
collaboration and upon receiving her Ph.D., returned to Washington, D.C.
to found Archaeology in the Community. In this interview she outlines
some of the latest projects as well as her experience at SHA.
The Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA) was created in 2011 with five
goals in mind; one of which is to highlight the past and present
achievements and contributions that Blacks have made to the field of
archaeology. With this in mind, SBA is collecting and archiving oral
history interviews with archaeologists of African descent to gain a
better understanding of their roles and experiences in order to
diversify the realm of archaeology
Listen to Interview:
More information regarding Archaeology in the Community:


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