Anthropology & Sociology
West Chester University
Associate Professor of Anthropology
I am an archaeologist with a specialization in the prehistory of the Eastern Woodlands. My interests are in modeling the population ecology of Archaic Period (ca. 10,000 - 3,000 years ago) hunter-gatherers; environmental archaeology and the application of earth sciences to archaeological problems, and; the integration of geography, place and landscape into archaeological interpretation. I enjoy working with students in the classroom, field and lab and regularly provide opportunity for guided student research. Students can gain sound methodological training through my summer archaeological field school and through my archaeological lab methods class. Experiences gained in these classes expose students to real world archaeological problems and research, while hopefully cultivating a sense of stewardship and a profound respect for our collective cultural heritage.
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