Natchez Rebuilt

Natchez Rebuilt

With the culmination of our year of digital archaeology, what have I ended up with? To recap my original goals: digital reconstruction of Natchez interactive console choose-your-own-adventure website I have ended with two out of four of my goals. Most of my time...

Small Victories

I initially thought that this was going to be an update where I described my failures. Perhaps I should back up a bit and start closer to the beginning, however… A few weeks ago, I attended a graduate research workshop as part of #CHAT16, a festival dedicated to...

Presenting Natchez to Archaeologists

This post is coming somewhat late, but I do have a good excuse; for the past week I’ve been down in Natchez, Mississippi. A small contingent of archaeologists traveled from UNC in order to do a few things: fieldwork, meet with the NPS, and present at the joint...
ReBuilding Natchez…slowly

ReBuilding Natchez…slowly

Of goals met and failed During the fall, I introduced my project to re imagine Natchez during the 1720s, before it was burned to the ground. My idea for this project involves touch-screen navigation of a Unity3d model of the area around Fort Rosalie. I also want to...

ReCreating Natchez: Starting from the Bottom

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley Peles and I am currently a doctoral candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill. My research is based around understanding foodways through both floral and faunal analysis. In particular, my doctoral research involves the analysis of assemblages from...