Jordan Kerber

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Jordan Kerber

Professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, Emeritus

I have especially enjoyed working with Colgate students and Iroquois teenagers during summer and fall excavations of Native American archaeological sites in central New York. This experience has contributed significantly to my teaching and scholarship, and has provided exciting opportunities for students to recover and study Native American artifacts from sites hundreds and thousands of years old.

BA, Haverford College, 1979; MA (1981), PhD (1984), Brown University

Brown University; Providence College; Rhode Island College; Bridgewater State College; University of Massachusetts at Boston

North American Indians, North American precolumbian archaeology, Indigenous archaeology, museum studies

Collaboration with Native Americans in archaeological projects, archaeology of the Iroquois, hunter-gatherer adaptations, coastal archaeology, public education programs

  • Archaeology of the Iroquois: Selected Readings and Research Sources (Syracuse University Press, 2007)
  • Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Native Peoples and Archaeology in the Northeastern United States (University of Nebraska Press, 2006)
  • A Lasting Impression: Coastal, Lithic, and Ceramic Research in New England Archaeology (Praeger, 2002)
  • Lambert Farm: Public Archaeology and Canine Burials Along Narragansett Bay (Harcourt Brace, 1997)
  • Cultural Resource Management: Archaeological Research, Preservation Planning and Public Education in the Northeastern United States (Bergin and Garvey, 1994)
  • Coastal and Maritime Archaeology: A Bibliography (Scarecrow Press, 1991)
  • Numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, as well as reviews

Staff archaeologist and preservation planner, Massachusetts Historical Commission, Boston; public education coordinator and field school co-director, The Public Archaeology Laboratory Inc., Pawtucket, RI

Paul Garrison Fellow; major grant recipient; other grants from various agencies and the Oneida Indian Nation of New York to fund archaeological research; Magill-Rhoads Scholarship (Haverford)