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Brockington's Atlanta Office Supports the Georgia Trust

Nov 16, 2012

One of the November community service initiatives for the Atlanta office was supporting The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation at the annual Uptown Rhodes Race 5K. Brockington employees participated in the race and served as race volunteers. The family-friendly event meandered through Ansley Park, one of Atlanta's most historic and beautiful neighborhoods. Sally Brockington and her husband Ed, their son Henry, and Ed's mom Barb participated in the race, while Rachel Bragg and Cat McBee manned the water station. After the event, they returned to The Georgia Trust's headquarters at Rhodes Hall for refreshments.

Pictured from left to right: Rachel, Cat, Barb (Medal Winner!), Ed, and Sally


Brockington Archaeologist Gives Presentation at Pensacola Archaeological Society

Nov 13, 2012

Kad Henderson is presenting his research on the Spanish Frigate Nuestra Señora del Rosario y Santiago Apostol at the meeting of the Pensacola Archaeology Society to be held Tuesday, November 13. An abstract of his presentation is provided below.

Mahogany and Iron: Archaeological Investigations of the Late 17th-Century Frigate Nuestra Señora del Rosario y Santiago Apostol

    Constructed prior to 1696 near Veracruz, Mexico, the Nuestra Señora del Rosario y Santiago Apostol was a powerful warship of the Spanish Armada de Barlovento. The ship served primarily as an escort vessel during its nine years at sea.  In addition to its primary duties Rosario led anti piracy patrols and fought in campaigns against other European powers in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The ships career came to an end in September of 1705 during a powerful hurricane in Pensacola Bay, Florida. Excavations by the University of West Florida from 1998-2002 revealed very well preserved hull structure as well as thousands of artifacts. The wreck of the Rosario represents a unique resource for understanding Spanish colonial shipbuilding techniques in the late 17th-century as well as the lives of the individuals that built and sailed these vessels.


Brockington Employees Support the 3rd Annual Lowcounty American Indian Expo

Nov 09, 2012

The 3rd annual Lowcountry American Indian Expo, organized by the Morgan Allen Platt Foundation and held at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site on November 1-2, 2012, gave 2,000+ elementary and middle school students an opportunity to learn about Native American culture and lifeways. During a 1-hour tour, students observe and participate in Native dancing and drumming, Indian hunting techniques, stone tool manufacture, Native foodways, archaeology, and an obstacle course/Native games. Brockington’s Eric Poplin serves on the Expo organizing committee, and presented the introduction to archaeology during the event. Josh Fletcher and Charlie Philips assisted with set-up and Josh served as photographer for a selected class as they toured this year’s Expo venues.


Brockington Supports the Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Land Conservancy

Nov 08, 2012

On November 4, 2012, Carol Poplin, Eric Poplin, and Josh Fletcher attended the 3rd Annual Golden Nugget Paddle n’ Party at Shem Creek and set up the Brockington booth on the boardwalk along the creek. The event was a benefit for the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy. The mission of the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy is to enhance the quality of life in Charleston County by preserving natural spaces within its urban and rural communities. This includes wetlands, sensitive upland property, scenic vistas and public spaces such as parks. They primarily seek to protect green space through voluntary donated conservation easements that include anything from larger tracts of land to a single signature tree. The event included blind auctions, great food and drinks from local vendors, a band playing from atop a big boat, and of course, 5K and 10K paddleboard races that took competitors from Shem Creek out into the Charleston Harbor. Lots of people stopped by the Brockington booth and the koozies and chapsticks were a big hit!


Brockington Archaeologist is November's Guest Blogger for the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA)

Nov 01, 2012

Congratulations to Christy Pritchard for being selected as SHA's guest blogger for November. She has already written a great blog post entitled Living Archaeology Weekend in Kentucky: http://www.sha.org/blog/. This effort demonstrates Christy's long-standing commitment to public outreach and archaeology education.


Brockington and The History Workshop Help to Preserve and Interpret Newly Discovered Battlefield

Oct 31, 2012

Our team (Eric Poplin, Carol Poplin, Paige Wagoner, and Inna Moore) is assisting the Cultural and Heritage Museums of York County, SC preserve and interpret the newly discovered location of the Revolutionary War Battle of Huck's Defeat (see http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/09/20/4279063/york-co-historians-find-exact.html ) Fought at Williamson's Plantation on July 12 1780, this defeat of Provincial British troops and militiamen by Patriot militiamen demonstrated that the Patriots could fight successfully against their better trained adversaries and helped revitalize the campaign for freedom in South Carolina. We are preparing the NRHP nomination for the Williamson's Plantation Battlefield and an interpretative plan for the battlefield within the CHM's Historic Brattonsville living history site near McConnells, SC.


Brockington Archaeologist Ralph Bailey Attends Meeting of Joint Task Force on Curation (JTFC)

Oct 31, 2012

Ralph Bailey, the Branch Chief of Brockington's Charleston office, is the Chair of ACRA's Collections Management and Curation Task Force. He recently represented ACRA at the inaugural meeting of the Joint Task Force on Curation in Washington, DC. The meeting participants shared their perspectives on solving the "curation crisis" facing the United States, and worked to "construct a series of obtainable, short- and long-term objectives" to address the crisis.


Brockington's Atlanta Office Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 30, 2012

Not to be outdone by the efforts of the Charleston office, members of Brockington's Atlanta office wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness and research.


Brockington Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Oct 30, 2012

Brockington and Associates is observing Ta-Ta Tuesday every Tuesday in October to raise money for breast cancer research. We are wearing pink and making donations to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.


SGA Fall meeting recognizes Brockington employee.

Oct 29, 2012

VCP Laboratory Supervisor Joseph Roberts was acknowledged as a new Society for Georgia Archaeology board member at their fall meeting in Columbus, GA this past Saturday. A total of four new board members were introduced at the end of the Fall Meeting. There were six featured subjects varying from the recent removal of dams pooling the water on the Chattahoochee River to a documentary featuring the archaeology of the Avondale Burial Place and its members' descendants. The Columbus Museum's Chattahoochee Legacy prominently displays prehistoric artifacts from some of the same area sites rehabilitated on by the technicians of the Veterans Curation Program in recent years.


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