In addition to these major research themes, I have been involved in a wide range of other projects, including survey and excavation in Mexico and Nicaragua, and historical archaeology in the northeastern US. Topics covered in this section include:
A cultural resource project at historic Alpine, New York documented a 19th century rural industrial community. This included analysis of historic maps, extensive archaeological excavation, and the discovery of a collection of historical photographs of the project area.
Excavations at Amalucan, Puebla
Another cultural resource project in Halseyville, New York investigated an early 19th century community built in the image of Nicoll Halsey, one of the early statesmen of the Greek Revival era.
A salvage survey of La Arenera, Nicaragua discovered a Tempisque period site that had been destroyed by volcanic eruption, covering living surfaces beneath a thick layer of volcanic sand.
A field school for archaeology students of Salve Regina University discovered the remains of the historic Lawrence Orchard House in Newport, RI. Historical accounts and maps were used to indicate the location of this 300 foot long structure near the SRU library, and archaeological survey and excavation revealed the actual building footprint and recovered artifacts to support the identification.
Excavations at Macuilxochitl, Oaxaca, as part of a highway salvage project for the Oaxaca Regional center of Mexico's National Institute of History and Anthropology. With graduate students from the University of Calgary we excavated Mounds 36 and 37, dating to the Late Classic Xoo phase.
Settlement pattern survey in the Tamazulapan Valley, Oaxaca, with Dr. Bruce Byland identified pre-Columbian sites relating to the Mixtec culture, and was one of the formative experiences of my archaeological career.
Mammoth fishing at Veracruz de Zapotal, Nicaragua, where prehistoric skeletal remains were discovered during excavation of a deep irrigation well. Archaeologists from the University of Calgary recovered the bones, then consolidated them and created an exhibit at the Rivas Museum of Anthropology.