Michael T. Lucas
My research is broadly focused on the exploitation of labor from the eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries. I use comparative collections from the New York State Museum and other repositories to explore the material realities of life on the economic margins of society. Of particular interest are interpretive problems associated with the archaeological study of plural households and inductive contextual analyses.
Historical archaeology of the lives of enslaved people and wage laborers, collections-based research, seventeenth century town development, taverns.
Eastern North America