Office: Smith 05
Areas of Interest
Eastern and midwestern North America, Early through Late Woodland periods, lithic technology, paleoethnobotany, social organization and societal change, social context of archaeological theory
B.A. in Archaeology with Departmental Honors, The College of Wooster, 2021, magna cum laude
Research and Professional Background
I am an anthropological archaeologist interested in Indigenous cultures of eastern and midwestern North America prior to European contact, with a particular focus on the Early (1000-200 BCE) through Late Woodland (400-1000 CE) periods in the mid-Ohio Valley. I primarily employ lithic analysis and paleoethnobotany to examine social organization and societal change between Woodland peoples. I also have an interest in the social context of archaeological theory, especially as it relates to the development of archaeology as an academic discipline in the United States.
I graduated with a B.A. in Archaeology with Departmental Honors from the College of Wooster in 2021. I have also worked in CRM and for the US Forest Service, mainly conducting archaeological surveys.