Bars, Brothels, and Businesses: Archaeology in Commensal Politics with Dr. Megan Victor

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.

Links

Dr. Megan Victor: https://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/anthro/Web_Pages/victor/Megan%20Victor%20QC%20Anthropology.html

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

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