Kathleen Barvick

About Kathleen Barvick

I am a PhD student in archaeology, with a focus on the US Southwest.  My primary area of research is ceramics, and my research interests address questions of technology, migration, culture contact, and communities of practice.  I grew up in Massachusetts, and received my BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018.  Most of my field experience has been on 18th- and 19th-century historical archaeology projects in New England, and I have significant experience working for museums such as the Old Manse Historic House and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology; I bring from this background a passion for public archaeology, community engagement, and the bridging of the past and the present.  My current Masters work is an analysis of Four Corners-area ceramic water jars using Geometric Morphometrics, applying new analytical tools to previously-collected data.

My current research projects include the CyberSW Database Project with Dr. Barbara Mills and The Archaeology of Baseball in Southeastern Arizona with Dr. Robert Schon.

 

RESEARCH AREAS

The northern Southwest; historic-era New England

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ceramics; Trade; Migration and immigration; Culture contact, within and without colonialism; Historical archaeology; Public archaeology; Museums