Kathleen Barvick

Kathleen Barvick

PhD Student

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.



The northern Southwest; historic-era New England



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