Greetings! I am currently in my third year of the archaeology PhD program here at Alabama. The site I am investigating is French Fort St. Pierre, A.D. 1719-1729, located near Vicksburg, Mississippi. My dissertation will examine daily lifeways at this fort and how the inhabitants adapted to frontier life with limited supplies. Most adaptation techniques involved getting help from neighboring Native groups such as the Yazoo, Koroa, and Ofogoula.
I hope to start lab work in this next school year, as well as visiting some local and far away archives to search for primary documents pertaining to this fort and to supply lines in general.
I earned my Master's and an Ethnohistory Certificate (2009) from Western Michigan University. My thesis investigated the excavated bead collection from French Fort St. Joseph, located in Niles, Michigan. Fort St. Joseph is a unique site because it had 90 years of French occupation!
Before moving to Tuscaloosa, I worked for I.S.A.S. doing Phase III CRM with 80 other archaeologists in East St. Louis, Illinois, at an elite site affiliated with Cahokia Mounds.
This is the first year I have purchased football tickets and I am excited to see the Tide play ball!
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Office: 216 Mary Bryant Hall