Bars, brothels, and businesses, oh my! Dr. Megan Victor joins the hosts to discuss her fascinating work with commensal politics in archaeology, with her focus on the businesses at Smuttynose Island, brothels and bars at Highland City, and Molly Houses in the English Colonial World.
Under the Tavern Table: Excavations at the Tavern on Smuttynose Island, Maine and Implications for Commensal Politics and Informal Economy: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323580983_Under_the_Tavern_Table_Excavations_at_the_Tavern_on_Smuttynose_Island_Maine_and_Implications_for_Commensal_Politics_and_Informal_Economy
Excavating a Queer History of Colonial Williamsburg
A new committee digs into the lives of 18th-century colonists who may have lived outside the norm: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/queer-colonial-williamsburg