Burton T Smith

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smit3384@umn.edu


Affiliations

BA Anthropology, History minor, Illinois State U, 2003. My research focus in archaeology centers on the later prehistoric Mississippian Period of the Central Mississippi Valley and neighboring regions, with a material focus on ceramic and whole vessel analyses. My dissertation project involves reconstructing the cultural context of a historically collected archaeological assemblage at the Science Museum of Minnesota that may have been excavated from a Cherry Valley Phase (1050-1150 AD) Middle Mississippian site in northeastern Arkansas. Other regional specialties include late prehistoric and protohistoric Southern Appalachia and the Iron Age of southern Germany.