"Archaeology illuminates the past in a way that shines a light on those who were kept in the dark. It brings those people to the forefront of history, by telling their stories which were once silenced. "
Assistant Professor of PracticeHistory
Alexandra Jones is an Assistant Professor of Practice in History and Anthropology at Goucher College. At Goucher, she will also lead the Hallowed Ground Project, which studies and recognizes the role of slavery and racism in the history of the land the college currently occupies. Her work focuses on African Diaspora Archaeology, Community Archaeology and archaeology outreach. Jones has been an educator for more than 18 years and previously taught at Baltimore City Community College and the University of Baltimore. She also worked for the PBS television show Time Team America as the Archaeology Field School Director, where she directed field schools for junior high and high school students at each of the sites.
(2018) Dunnavant, Justin, Ayana Flewellen, Alexandra Jones, Alicia Odewale, William White III - Submitted Assessing Heritage Resources in St. Croix Post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Transforming Anthropology.
(2018). Odewale, Alicia, Justin Dunnavant, Ayana Flewellen, and Alexandra Jones. Archaeology for the Next Generation. Anthropology News website, January 2, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.729
(2016). Gibson Grove: A Segregated Community Integrated by Archaeology. The Quest, IV(I), 6-19.
(2012). Getting Their Hands Dirty: Archaeology and Youth. Washington, DC: Branding Bryon.
(2011). Archaeology and My Mission to Empower the Youth of My Community. SAA Archaeological Record, 11(2), 30-31.
(2010). “Corn.” World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
(2007). Archaeological Investigation at Adams Kilty House. Annapolis, Maryland: Historical Annapolis Foundation.
Conference Papers & Panel Participation
2020. Revealing Communities: The Archaeology of Free African Americans I the 19th Century. Discussant for Symposium at Bard Graduate College, New York.
2019. The New Face of Community Archaeology: How Archaeology is Transforming to Become Relevant to New Audiences. Lecture presented at Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee.
2019. Opening Plenary Speaker: An Archaeology for the Community, how I as Community Archaeologist deal with Reactionary Populism. Paper presented at Society of Historical Archaeology. Charles, Missouri.
2018. Co- Chaired a Session with Alicia Odewale, Ayana Flewellen and Justine Dunnavant. Sustainable Archaeology in the Caribbean: The 2017 Estate Little Princess Archaeological Field School in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Paper presented at Society of Historical Archaeology Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana.
2017. Co-Authored by Alicia Odewale, Ayana Flewellen and Justine Dunnavant. Sustainable Archaeology in the Caribbean: The 2017 Estate Little Princess Archaeological Field School in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Paper presented at Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2017. Co-Authored by Leah Carrington. Archaeology's Role in Changing a Generation of Youth: Exploring Education and Intersectionality. Paper presented at Society of Historical Archaeology Conference. Fort Worth, Texas.
2016. Equity Issues for All: Historical Archaeology as a Profession in the 21st Century. Speaker on the panel at the Society of Historical Archaeology Conference. Washington, DC.
2015. Bringing Archaeology to the People One Festival at a Time. Paper presented at the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. Fredericksburg, Virginia.
2011. Co-Authored with Amelia Chisholm. Activist Archaeologies’ New Direction: The Veterans Curation Project. Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Austin, Texas.
2010. Silence Broken: Gibson Grove Archaeological Project. Paper presented at African Diaspora Conference. Howard University, Washington, DC.
2009. Gibson Grove Archaeological Project. Paper presented at the Archeological Research Facility. University of California, Berkeley.
2009. Integrating a Segregated Community: Archaeology and Gibson Grove Archaeological Project. Paper presented at the South Carolina Conference on the Archaeology of the Recent African American Past. University of South Carolina, Columbia.
2009. Public Archaeology and Gibson Grove Archaeological Project. Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Toronto, Canada.
2008. Archaeology and Children. Poster presented at the World Archaeological Congress. Dublin, Ireland.
2008. Can You Dig It: Children and Archaeology. Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
2008. African American Religious Practices in Annapolis. Lecture presented at the Banneker-Douglass Museum Annapolis, Maryland.
2007. African American Religious Practices in the Chesapeake. Lecture presented at the International Center for Jefferson Studies, Charlottesville, Virginia.
2006. Co-Authored with Kelley Deetz. Politicizing Whiteness: The Lasting Effects of Colonization on African American Archaeology. Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, Sacramento, California.
2005. Religious Practices of the African Diaspora in Caribbean and the United States. Lecture presented at Albany State University, Georgia.
Academic or Professional Associations
Society of Black Archaeologists
Society for Historical Archaeology
Archaeological Society of Maryland
St. Croix Archaeological Society