Montpelier Archaeology Public Programs (2019/2020) Metal Detecting | Page 3

Program Staff Matthew Reeves, Ph.D., Directory of Archaeology Dr. Reeves has been with the Foundation since 2000 and oversees archaeological research at James Madison’s Montpelier. Over the past 2 decades, Dr. Reeve’s research has focused on plantation life and Civil War encampments with an overall focus on sites of the African Diaspora (both pre- and post-emancipation). Prior to Montpelier, he directed projects at Manassas National Battlefield Park, Jefferson Patterson Park, various New York DOT projects, and has worked on a wide variety of historic and prehistoric sites in Maryland, Virginia, New York and Jamaica. Terry Brock, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Archaeology Dr. Brock joined Montpelier in 2014 after completing his dissertation on mid-19 th century plantation life in Southern Maryland (St. Mary’s City). He has a rich set of experience in public archaeology, social media, and finding new ways to engage the public with archaeological discoveries. He has worked on projects in Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, and Rome. Mary Furlong Minkoff, Ph.D., Curator of Archaeological Collections Dr. Furlong Minkoff joined the Montpelier staff in October 2015. She received her PhD at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to coming to Montpelier, Mary worked with the National Park Service in a variety areas including the National Capital Regional Archaeology Office and as an archaeologist for the Urban Archaeology Corps youth program. “The opportunity to utilize knowledge of my hobby (metal detecting) alongside people looking to recreate historical context on a site is a very satisfying feelings to experience. Learning additional information on recovery and restoration of artifacts is a plus!” —Michael King, NJ