CNEHA 2014: Catherine Hawkins wins student paper award
Congratulations to M.A. student Catherine Hawkins who won the student paper award at this year's Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology (CNEHA) conference held in New Jersey, USA.
The purpose of the CNEHA student paper competition is to encourage student participation at the annual CNEHA conference. This year the competition's entrants were judged on their ability to present a cogent, coherent and logical summary of their current research within a 20 minute presentation.
Catherine is currently undertaking an analysis and interpretation of English Border ware ceramics that have been excavated from 17th century archaeological sites across northeastern North America. Through this study Catherine hopes to gain a better understanding of how Border ware was marketed throughout England and how it made its way across the Atlantic to some of the first English colonies in North America. This can help to articulate the ways in which early colonial trade networks developed in North America as a whole.