Dear__, is an archaeological excavation documented through installations and photographs. Two main dig sites were surveyed. Using a non-probabilistic sampling technique, I set out to explore the boundaries of the ranch where my father was raised. I also excavated, with systematic sampling, the suburban home where I spent my childhood.
A vast amount of site records were located prior to the dig. Cross referencing these records with excavated relics help to clarified our relationship. Presented here is the survey report summarizing the findings.
The materials displayed are a combination of recovered artifacts and objects I crafted.
Archaeological Dig Site I
aerial photograph, Flagged
Photographs silkscreened onto wood
Neil Minard Alexander
Diagnostic Artifact, circa 1955
In Situ II
Neil Minard Alexander, Senior Portrait
Archaeological Dig Site II
Dendrochronology (Tree-Ring Dating)
Dig Site I