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The following individuals are faculty in the Curriculum in Archaeology.


Anna Agbe-Davies

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Historical archaeology, plantation societies of the southeastern US and Caribbean, African diaspora, classification and typology, heritage and museums

Alumni Hall 201B
(919) 962-5267

Benjamin S. Arbuckle

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Near Eastern archaeology, Turkey, origins and evolution of animal economies, animals in complex societies, Neolithic archaeology, zooarchaeology, animal domestication

Alumni Hall 306B
(919) 962-6574

Brian Billman

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology of chiefdoms & states, political economy, heritage, settlement patterns, Andes and US Southwest

Alumni Hall 401C
(919) 962-9348

R. P. Stephen Davis

Associate Director, Research Labs of Archaeology; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology, quantitative methods, computer applications, ceramic analysis, settlement systems, contact period, Southeastern United States

Alumni Hall 101
(919) 962-3845

Jennifer Gates-Foster

Associate Professor of Classics

Hellenistic and Roman Egypt, Near East and North Africa, Achaemenid Empire, ceramics, seals and seal impressions, imperialism, frontier & border studies, ethnicity and identity

Murphey Hall 212
(919) 962-7656

Donald Haggis

Professor of Classics; Nicholas A. Cassas Term Professor of Greek Studies

Bronze Age and Early Iron Age archaeology, ceramic studies, early states, eastern Mediterranean, Aegean

Murphey Hall 226
(919) 962-7640

Dale Hutchinson

Professor of Anthropology

Biological Anthropology, bioarchaeology, human osteology, disease and nutrition, contact period, southeastern United States, Bolivia

Alumni Hall 201C
(919) 962-6574

Heather A. Lapham

Research Archaeologist, Research Labs of Archaeology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology, zooarchaeology, historic deer skin trade, culture contact, animal economies, southeastern United States, southern Mexico

Alumni Hall 107B
(919) 962-3843

Scott Madry

Research Associate Professor

Archaeology, settlement pattern analysis, predictive modeling, GIS/remote sensing, western Europe, southeastern US

Alumni Hall 108
(919) 962-6574

Jodi Magness

Kenan Professor of Religious Studies

Classical and Syro-Palestinian archaeology, ancient pottery, ancient synagogues, early Islamic settlement, Palestine

Saunders Hall 109
(919) 962-3928

Patricia McAnany

Kenan Eminent Professor of Anthropology

Cultural heritage, ancestor veneration, identity and gender, cacao production, Maya studies, Mesoamerica

Alumni Hall 211
(919) 962-0524

David Mora-Marín

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Archaeology, and Latin American Studies

Linguistic anthropology, historical linguistics, language and power, Mesoamerican/Mayan linguistics and epigraphy

Smith Hall 307
(919) 573-9511

John Scarry

Teaching Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Archaeological theory, cultural ecology, hierarchical societies, quantitative methods, contact period southeastern US

Alumni Hall 402B
(919) 962-3842

C. Margaret Scarry

Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology, paleoethnobotany, subsistence economies, foodways, North America, Greek Aegean, complex societies

Alumni Hall 202A
(919) 962-3841

Timothy Shea

Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology

Archaeology, art, and topography, ancient Greece, Archaeological and historical applications of GIS, landscape archaeology, the reception of Greek antiquity

212 Murphey Hall
(919) 962-7191

Laurie Cameron Steponaitis

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology, hunter-gatherers, settlement systems, coastal adaptations, eastern North America

Alumni Hall 109B
(919) 962-6574


Vin Steponaitis

William E. Leuchtenburg Distinguished Professor of Anthropology

Archaeology, complex societies, ceramic analysis, quantitative methods, Mississippian iconography; North America.

Alumni Hall 109B
(919) 962-6574

Silvia Tomášková

Professor of Anthropology, Chair of Women’s & Gender Studies

Archaeology, method & theory, gender & science, lithic technology, prehistoric imagery, central & eastern Europe

Smith Building 204
(919) 962-3364

Hérica Valladares

Assistant Professor of Classics

Hellenistic and Roman art, Campanian archaeology, image and text studies, gender theory, classical reception

Murphey Hall 212
(919) 962-7191