Alexandra Jones, the founder and chief executive officer of Archaeology in the Community, focuses her educational work on community outreach and service. She is currently an assistant professor of archaeology at Goucher College in Maryland. Her B.A. and M.A. are from Howard University, and she earned her Ph.D. in historical archaeology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010. In 2013, Jones worked for PBS’ television show Time Team America as the archaeology field school director. She serves on the District of Columbia’s historic preservation review board, on the board of directors for the Society of Black Archaeologists, and on the board of directors for the St. Croix Archaeological Society. She is also an academic trustee for the Archaeological Institute of America.
Highways, factories, and other development projects across the United States are threatening the sacred spaces of African American cemeteries. An archaeologist looks to new Congressional action to stop the destruction.