About

I am a historical archaeologist on a Fulbright Scholar grant at the University of Oulu (Finland) in Fall 2012.  My project “Historical Archaeology and Consumer Society in Northern Europe, 1600-1900”  examines the archaeology of emergent European consumer society on the post-1600 European periphery.  My research interests revolve around consumption at the margins, which includes materiality along the color line, class divides, and geographic peripheries like Finland.  I am Past-President of the Society for Historical Archaeology (2012-2013), Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, and author of Race and Affluence: An Archaeology of African America and Consumer Culture (1999) and The Archaeology of Consumer Culture (2011).  I also blog at Archaeology and Material Culture.

My blog entries represent my thoughts alone and not the Fulbright Center, University of Oulu, or Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

All images on the blog are either mine and available through a Creative Commons license or otherwise in public domain or cited here as a Creative Commons image.

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