Email: mdedrick@live.unc.edu

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Areas of Interest: Paleoethnobotany, colonialism, gender, labor, environmental archaeology, Mesoamerica

Education: 

B.A. Anthropology and Classical Archaeology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2009

M.A. Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2014

Research:

My dissertation research is part of the Proyecto Arqueológico Colaborativo del Oriente de Yucatán (PACOY, Facebook: www.facebook.com/tahcabo), a project conducted in collaboration with the community of Tahcabo in Yucatán, Mexico. The study compares livelihood strategies at the site during the Classic and Colonial periods through the excavation of residential areas and rejolladas (dry sinkholes).

Selected Presentations:

McAnany, P. and M. Dedrick. (April 2016) “Rights to Land and Labor in Yucatán during Pre-Conquest and Colonial Times.” P. McAnany presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Dedrick, M., P. McAnany, S. Rowe, and A. I. Batún Alpuche. (April 2015) “Learning Heritage While Teaching Archaeology at Tahcabo, Yucatán: Archaeologists’ Perspectives on the Opportunities and Risks of Local Community Engagement.” M. Dedrick presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Dedrick, M. and P. McAnany. (April 2014) “The Distributed Household: A Study of Plant and Mollusk Data from K’axob, Belize.” M. Dedrick presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.