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Robert Dean

CRSP Project Director

B.A., Anthropology/Archaeology, 1989, SUNY Albany
Has completed 16 credits towards an MA at SUNY Albany and has worked on a wide variety of sites across New York State with over twenty years of experience in CRM.

A large portion of my archaeological research is related to industrial development in New York, transportation networks, and nineteenth century domestic sites. Current research includes the Schaghticoke Woolen Mill Site, the Jamesville Plaster Mill Site and the D&H and Lawrenceville Cement Works Site. These large industrial manufactories had a large impact on both the landscape and the communities in which they developed. The archaeological study of these sites not only provided information about how these works functioned but has given a glimpse into the lives of those who lived in company tenements from the material cultural they left behind.