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Caitlyn Burkes Antoniuk

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Contact Information

109 Davenport Hall
607 S. Mathews Ave
M/C 148
Urbana, IL 61801


Caitlyn is a PhD Candidate in archaeology.  Her research focuses on the role of place and landscape in religion, specifically at a site in northwest Mississippi with connections to Cahokia.

Research Interests

Religious expression; identity formation; household construction; ritual complexes; landscape; ceramics; New Materialism


M.A., Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020

B.A., Anthropology and Religion, University of Southern Mississippi, 2014


2023 Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant

2022 Medieval Studies Program summer research grant

Awards and Honors

2021 Demitri B. Shimkin Award Honorable Mention

2020 The Forest N. Baker Award for American Archaeological Research

2019 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Anth 220: Introduction to Archaeology)


Courses Taught

Anth 246 ONL: Forensic Science

Highlighted Publications

Antoniuk, C. B. (2021). Cahokia’s Influence in the Yazoo Basin: A Ceramic Analysis of Early Mississippian Features at the Carson Site. Southeastern Archaeology, 40(2), 116–134.