Field School: Indigenous Collaboration, First Foods, and Cultural Resource Management at Indian Creek

This summer of 2023 I will be one of the instructors/project team in the field school that is developed in partnership with the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the Washington State University Department of Anthropology, and Far Western Anthropological Research Group. It is located in the Kalispel homelands in Pend Oreille County, Washington State. The Kalispel’s…Read More

Symposium on Fire-Cracked Rock: Research in Cooking and Noncooking Contexts

I am organizing a symposium on fire-cracked rock research at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). The meeting will take place in Portland, Oregon, from March 29-April 2, 2023. The session includes 13 presentations and 29 authors/coauthors with expertise on FCR and who are conducting research across time and space. Fire-Cracked…Read More

A Festschrift for James M. Skibo now published

The special issue that I organized and guest edited with Michael J. Schaefer is now published in The Wisconsin Archeologist. The volume comprises papers dedicated to the career of Dr. James M. Skibo, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University. Jim’s research and publications have included diverse topics across many regions, including the…Read More

My new article in American Antiquity

My peer-reviewed article Use-Alteration Analysis of Fire-Cracked Rocks was just published in American Antiquity. This paper is part of my doctoral research and was awarded first place at the Midwest Archaeological Conference Student Paper Competition Award in 2016. Supplementary materials can be downloaded here. Because use-alteration analyses of fire-cracked rocks (FCR) are so scarce, I describe…Read More

Thematic Issue: Archaeology of Childhood now published

The thematic issue on the archaeology of childhood that I organized for Revista de Arqueologia (peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Brazilian Archaeology) was just published. This represents the first volume on the archaeology of childhood published in Brazil. All articles are open access and therefore downloadable for free. The issue includes papers in English,…Read More

Guarani children playing in Brazil. Photo: Fernanda Neubauer.

Call for Papers: Thematic Issue Archaeology of Childhood

Revista de Arqueologia: volume 31, number 2, December of 2018 Revista de Arqueologia is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Brazilian Archaeology. Submissions should be made online in the journal’s website. The invisibility of children in the interpretation of the archaeological record has been questioned by the feminist critique since late 1980s. Archaeologists traditionally…Read More

Anthropologist Sergio Baptista and Guarani Florentina in front of her house in Brazil. Photo: Fernanda Neubauer.

Who Owns the Past?

Archaeology speaks about the past, but also for those people who now embody it. Indigenous people often approach material culture as part of their heritage, and as a structuring element of their identities. Collaborations with indigenous communities and the public raise archaeology’s relevance by engaging directly with the ways that people embody their history, their…Read More