Sissel Schroeder

Program / Dept 1
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Program / Dept 2
Short Research Description

The work in our lab has five interrelated spheres of study: microhistorical investigation of households, ancient architecture, planned communities, and built landscapes; the study of ancient material culture; ecological and agency-based considerations of emerging sociopolitical complexity among ancient societies in the Midcontinent and Southeast United States; historical ecological efforts at modeling ancient resources productivity and human impacts on the environment; and the history of archaeology in the United States. These questions are being pursued in the context of fieldwork and collections-based analyses on sites in western Kentucky, the Cahokia area in Illinois, and southern Wisconsin.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Anthropology Department; affiliated faculty with American Indian Studies Program; Center for Culture, History, and the Environment; Material Culture Studies Program as well as the Nelson Institute
Undergrad Major:
Biology & Anthropology
Grad Major: