Curator of Bioarchaeology and NAGPRA Coordinator
My research is concerned with the biological impact of lifeways on populations in New York before and after the time of European contact. The main focus has been on developing baseline osteological data to examine general questions about human adaptation to the natural and cultural environment. Specific areas of interest include the effects of subsistence practices on diet and health; the movement and interaction of people on the landscape; and skeletal evidence of ritual warfare, enslavement, and inequality.
My Research Projects
A Final Report on Human Burials Associated with the General Hospital at Fort George and the Quebec Campaign of 1775-1776: Cortland Street, Lake George. The Bulletin: Journal of the New York State Archaeological Association 134, 40-48., 2020.
Rediscovery and Analysis of Copper Beads from Three Iroquoian Sites in Jefferson County, New York. The Bulletin and Journal of the New York State Archaeological Society 133, 47-52., 2019.
Maize and Pits: Late Prehistoric Occupations of the Hurley Site in the Esopus Creek Valley, Ulster County, New York. Archaeology of Eastern North America 45, 133-160., 2017.
The Case of the Coeymans Lady. New York Archives Magazine 12, 18-22., 2013.
Additional Evidence for cal. Seventh-Century A.D. Maize Consumption at the Kipp Island Site, New York, in: , Current Research In New York State Archaeology: A.d. 700-1300. The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York, pp. 27-40., 2011.
MtDNA Origins of an Enslaved Labor Force from the 18th Century Schuyler Flatts Burial Ground in Colonial Albany, NY: Africans, Native Americans, and Malagasy?. Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 2805-2810. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.008, 2009.
Update on the Schuyler Flats Burial Ground. Legacy: The Magazine of the New York State Museum 5, 9., 2009.
Repatriation and the Study of Human Remains, in: , The Future Of The Past: Archaeologists, Native Americans, And Repatriation. Garland Publishing, New York, New York, pp. 69-90., 2001.
Vine Valley Revisited, in: , A Golden Chronograph For Robert E. Funk. Archaeological Services, Bethlehem, Connecticut, pp. 155-161., 1996.