My research is focused on the interactions between people, places, and histories that coalesced to build novel communities in the Late Mississippian (1350-1600 CE). More specifically, I am interested in how households acted as a nested locality for agents to produce understandings of social identity. My research is focused on the Southeastern United States and particularly on the Lamar Phase of Georgia. I seek to understand how understandings developed at the local level fed into broader understandings of the Mississippian world in response to dramatic social and ecological changes.
Archaeology of Social Identity
M.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
B.A., University of Georgia