Peter Siegel

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Chairperson, Anthropology

Office:
Dickson Hall 143
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Phone:
973 655-3415
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Degree(s):
BA:University of Delaware
MA:State University of New York @ Binghamton
PhD:State University of New York @ Binghamton
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Profile

I am a New World archaeologist, specializing in pre-European cultures of eastern North America, the Caribbean, and lowland South America. With funding from the National Science Foundation and National Geographic Society, I have been leading a multidisciplinary project in Caribbean paleoecology and historical ecology on islands located between Venezuela and Puerto Rico. This work builds on the success of an earlier pilot project we conducted on Puerto Rico, supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the Heinz Family Foundation for Latin American Archaeology. Other of my interests include village spatial organization and the ritual use of space, heritage management, and ethnoarchaeology.

Specialization

Pre-Columbian archaeology of eastern North America, Caribbean, lowland South America
Lithic analysis
Complex society
Religion and use of ritual space
Archaeological heritage management

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Office Hours

Fall

  • Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm