Amanda Samuels

Amanda Samuels

Ph.D. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY [In Progress]
B.A. Anthropological Perspectives, Binghamton University, 2017.


Research Interests:

Northeastern Archaeology, Lithics, Subsistence Patterns, Social Hierarchy, Trade, Lithics in Ritual Use.

Area of Study / Field site:
Northeast US.

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. Christopher Wolff; Archaeology

I have completed some research on a site, Buffalo Terrace, which dates back to the Early Woodland. Classified as a Meadowood site, I was able to study the lithic assemblage in order to hypothesize cultural behaviors of the people who occupied this site. I'm hoping to continue my research of lithics in the Northeast to answer questions about cultural behaviors like trade, tool production, social hierarchy, and ritual lithic usage. Since I will be under the advisement of Dr. Wolff, whose focus is on the Archaic, I will most likely be studying an assemblage or piece of an assemblage from this time period for my research.