As the lone anthropologist at a small teaching university in West Baltimore, I have often sought collaborative opportunities with disciplinary colleagues at nearby institutions. Motivated by similar circumstances, University of Baltimore archaeologist Ronald Castanzo invited me to engage in a project on East Baltimore’s former Laurel Cemetery—a once popular burial site for Baltimore’s late nineteenth and early twentieth-century African American population, now the site of a well-known shopping center. Together, we designed the Laurel Cemetery Project as a public anthropology initiative with two components: (1) archaeological survey; and (2) ethnographic and historical research to explore the material, social, and symbolic contexts within which the cemetery operated.
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