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Matthew O'Leary

Matthew O'Leary

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PhD Advisor:

Christopher DeCorse

Matthew O'Leary

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology Department

Highest degree earned

B.A., University of North Georgia


Matthew is a doctoral student focusing on anthropological archaeology, with a particular interest in early French settlement of the Champlain Valley. His current research focuses on cultural & economic entanglements, fort communities, frontier adaptation, and the impacts of agriculture. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Georgia where he studied history, anthropology, and military science. He participated in archaeological research into early industrial hydraulic mining in Lumpkin Co, Georgia, including the integration of archaeological evidence, historic maps, and LIDAR imagery into a more comprehensive vision of anthropogenic change within the region’s hydrology. He previously worked in historic interpretation at Gen. Washington’s Newburgh Headquarters New York State Historic Site and retains a keen interest in public engagement with heritage resources.