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Edward González-Tennant

Edward González-Tennant

Edward González-Tennant is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He earned his PhD in 2011 from the University of Florida for original work on the application of digital technologies for public archaeology while researching the 1923 Rosewood Massacre. His broader interests center on transdisciplinary approaches combining geographic information systems (GIS), 3D modeling, geophysics, and remote sensing to investigate the historical past. This includes connecting the legacies of racial violence in African American history to present forms of social inequality, decolonizing collaborative archaeology, modeling the impacts of climate change on heritage resources, and producing free educational content for digital heritage. All his work is grounded through a firm commitment to partnering with descendant communities, their allies, and the public. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) and is a co-editor for the Archaeologies of Restorative Justice joint SHA – University of Alabama Press book series.

the Florida Archives lists the image as representing the burning of a structure in Rosewood

Remembering the Rosewood Massacre

On January 1, 1923, Rosewood, Florida, was a thriving town of mostly African American residents. Seven days later, it was gone, burned to the ground by a white mob.