The period leading up to a semester-long capstone project requires careful study of theory, history, and site. This past semester- almost finished already- has required me to justify my project to my peers, my instructors, and to myself. I had a lot of help transforming the abstract idea into a model for a real project. I’m indebted to all who offered support and commentary through this process. I am especially grateful to Vincent DeBritto, capstone advisor and professor at University of Minnesota; Andrew Montgomery, fellow student and patient reader; Richard Shiels, Director of the Newark Earthworks Center; Brad Lepper, Ohio Historical Society archaeologist; and John Hancock, architect and architectural historian at the Center for the Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites (CERHAS).
Please forgive the awkwardness of the presentation: This was assembled to be read in a two page spread book format not as a webpage.