Jeffrey P. Blick, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology, recently presented his work entitled "Injuries to Prehistoric Dogs at Weyanoke Old Town (44PG51) Virginia: Evidence for Human-Induced Traumas?" at the Prehistoric Sites and Archaeological Landscapes session of the Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Society of Virginia (ASV) in Virginia Beach, VA. Also presenting in his session were State of Virginia luminaries such as Michael Barber, the State Archaeologist, Neil Manson (ASV Journal Editor), Dee DeRoche, State Curator, William Jack Hrancky, Virginia Registered Professional Archaeologist, and Helen Rountree, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Old Dominion University and the foremost expert on Powhantan Studies. The meeting was held October 25-27, 2013 and included research presentations by faculty and students from numerous colleges and universities including Virginia Commonwealth University, William and Mary, Washington and Lee University, University of Mary Washington, University of Tennessee, and East Carolina University among others.
Dr. Blick was also invited to present his decade long research at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, October 31-November 3, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. His presentation "The Case for San Salvador as the Site of the 1492 Columbus Landfall: Principles of Historical Archaeology Applied to Current Evidence" employed a methodological and cartographic approach. Supported by substantial archeological and mathematical data, Dr. Blick argued that San Salvador was the location of Columbus' 1492 landfall. Presentations are selected by the conference board members for their significance and scientific value.
The Society for the History of Discoveries, founded in 1960, is an international, U.S.-based organization formed to stimulate interest in teaching, research, and publishing the history of geographical exploration, and by annually offering an award to student research papers in the field. It publishes a semiannual journal, Terrae Incognitae.