This Project’s Coordinators

Dr. Elizabeth Chilton

Professor of Anthropology, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Selected Works at BePress

Work Related to Pocumtuck Heritage:

2014 Archaeology and the Erasure of Looting in New England, second author with Siobhan M. Hart. In Heritage Erasure: Vandalism and Obliteration in the Historic Environment, edited by Cornelius Holtorf and Troels Myrup Kristensen, a special issue of the International Journal of Heritage Studies, pp. 1-18. Peer-reviewed.

2009 Building Collaborative Archaeologies from the Ground Up: Two Case Studies from New England. Collaborative Archaeologies 2:87-107. First author with Siobhan Hart. Peer reviewed.

2009 Archaeology and Community Service Learning in the “Pioneer” Valley, co-authored by Elizabeth S. Chilton and Siobhan M. Hart. In Archaeology and Community Service Learning, edited by Michael S. Nassaney and Mary Ann. Levine, pp. 168-182. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

2000 Evidence for Prehistoric Maize Horticulture at the Pine Hill Site, Deerfield, Massachusetts (first author; with Tonya B. Largy and Kathryn Curran). Northeast Anthropology 59:23-46. Peer reviewed.

Researcher Bio:

“My research specialties include the archaeology of Northeast North America, hunter-gatherers, the origins of agriculture, ceramic ecology, geoarchaeology, heritage studies, and cultural resource management. I am a Professor of Anthropology, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement for the UMass Amherst campus.” (Text from BePress page)



Dr. Siobhan Hart

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Binghamton University

Binghamton University Faculty Page

Work Related to Pocumtuck Heritage:

2012 Decolonizing through Heritage Work in the Pocumtuck Homeland of Northeastern North America. In Decolonizing Indigenous Histories at the “Prehistoric/Colonial” Intersection in Archaeology, ed. M. Oland, S. Hart, and L. Frink, pp. 86-109. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

2011 Heritage, Neighborhoods and Cosmopolitan Sensibilities: Poly-Communal Archaeology in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Present Pasts 3:26-34.

2009 Crafting Collaborative Archaeologies: Two Case Studies from New England. Co-author with Elizabeth Chilton. Collaborative Anthropologies 2:87-107.

2009 Archaeology and Community Service Learning in the “Pioneer Valley.” Co-author with Elizabeth Chilton. In Archaeological Practice and Community Service Learning, ed. Michael Nassaney and Mary Ann Levine, pp. 168-182. Gainesville: University of Florida Press.

2009 High Stakes: A Poly-communal Archaeology of the Pocumtuck Fort, Deerfield, Massachusetts. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Researcher Bio:

“Siobhan Hart’s research examines heritage practice, the politics of community recognition, and collaborative research. As an anthropological archaeologist, she is interested in what we know about the past, how we know it, and how it matters to people today. Her research is unified by a concern with using archaeology, material culture, and community collaboration to address inequities in the world today. Engaging with contemporary communities about past lives and experiences through heritage work provides a focal point for dialogue and action that can improve quality of life, increase sociopolitical power, and contribute to dismantling structural inequalities.

She has three current projects that research colonialism, community, and heritage in different ways: (1) a study of archaeological assemblages from 17th century Native American sites in New England’s Connecticut River Valley; (2) an examination of New England’s Native American heritage landscapes, community recognition, and political power; and (3) a study of heritage and sustainability and digital storytelling in Rust Belt urban settings including Binghamton, New York.” (Text from Faculty Website)