|Baton Rouge, Louisiana ||
Southeast Regional Archaeologist and Assistant Professor—Research
2010 French Colonial Archaeology. In Archaeology of Louisiana, edited by Mark A. Rees, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge. In press.
2004 (co-editor with Sean M. Rafferty) Smoking and Culture: The Archaeology of Tobacco Pipes in Eastern North America, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.
2004 “Smokescreens: Tobacco, Pipes and the Transformational Power of Fur Trade Rituals.” In Smoking and Culture: The Archaeology of Tobacco Pipes in Eastern North America, edited by Sean M. Rafferty and Rob Mann, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.
Articles in refereed journals
2008 “From Ethnogenesis to Ethnic Segmentation: Constructing Identity and Houses in Great Lakes Fur Trade Society. International Journal for Historical Archaeology 12(4):319-337.
2008 Pointe Coupée: Recent Archaeological Investigations at an 18th-Century Colonial Settlement in French Louisiane. In Rêves d’Amériques: Regard sur l’archéologie de la Nouvelle-France/Dreams of the Americas: Overview of New France Archaeology, edited by Christian Roy and Hélène Côté, pp. 127-140. Archéologiques, Hors série 2, AAQ, Québec.
2007 “True Portraitures of the Indians, and of Their Own Peculiar Conceits of Dress:” Discourses of Dress and Identity in the Great Lakes, 1830-1850. In Between Art and Artifact, Diana DiPaolo Loren and Uzi Baram, guest editors. Historical Archaeology, 41(1):37-52.
2005 “Intruding on the Past: The Reuse of Ancient Earthen Mounds by Native Americans.” Southeastern Archaeology 24(1):1-10.
2004 (with Ann B. Stahl and Diana DiPaolo Loren) Writing for Many: Interdisciplinary Communication, Constructionism and the Practices of Writing. Historical Archaeology 38(2):83-102.
2001 (with Diana DiPaolo Loren) “Keeping Up Appearances: Dress, Architecture, Furniture and Status At French Azilum.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 5(4):281-307.
1999 “The Silenced Miami: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Evidence for Miami-British Relations, 1795-1812.” Ethnohistory 46(3):399-427.
In general, I am an anthropological archaeologist with interests in historical archaeology, historical anthropology, Native America archaeology, and the North American fur trade. My current research centers on colonialism and the process of ethnogenesis (the formation of new cultural identities). I am particularly interested in the French colonization of North America and the resulting creation of “fur trade society” in the Great Lakes region and “creole societies” in Louisiana. I am also interested in the archaeology and political economy of the aboriginal cultures that inhabited southeast Louisiana before the arrival of Europeans. As a Regional Archaeologist I conduct archaeological surveys and test excavations at archaeological sites in southeastern Louisiana based on my research interests, inquiries and requests from the public, and management issues. An important part of my job is sharing information about archaeology with the public, local cultural resource management firms, local Native American groups, and with governmental representatives. LSU has hosted the Regional Archaeology Program since 1991 through an ongoing grant agreement with the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, Division of Archaeology.
Method and Theory in Archaeology
Department of Geography and Anthropology
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