Meet a Kids Dig Archaeologist! Andy Holloway
What’s up! My name is Andy and I’m from South Carolina. I first was interested in history when I was a kid at Colonial Williamsburg. As I grew up I kept my interest. When I got to high school, I took classes at William and Mary right down the street ad discovered archaeology when I dug on Saturdays at Fairfield Plantation. From there, I was hooked. After graduating in 2009, I went to the College of Charleston where I studied American history. While buried in books, I went to field school at Jamestown Island and decided to become an archaeologist. After college, I volunteered at museums and historical sites back home until I got a job as an archaeologist for the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology. Eventually, I decided to go back to school. I went to East Carolina University (go Pirates!) and studied historical archaeology while I worked as a tutor for the football team. While I was in NC, I used historical documents (things people wrote in the past) and the artifacts we found to learn about business in town just before the revolution.
In my time as an archaeologist, I’ve worked at battlefields, towns, plantations, and on the sides of highways but I’m very excited to come back to Colonial Williamsburg and dig with you at Dr. Blair’s store this summer.