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Rachel Deal

Rachel Deal

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PhD Advisor:

Christopher DeCorse

Rachel Deal

Ph.D. Student, Anthropology Department

Highest degree earned

B.S., Missouri State University


Rachel Deal is a doctoral student studying historical archaeology with research interests in the archaeology of capitalism, conflict, frontiers, and Portuguese Atlantic diaspora. Her dissertation examines 18th-century military supply within conflict zones in the New York Frontier. She received her B.S. in anthropology from Missouri State University in 2015 and worked for three years as an archaeology technician in the Western and Midwestern United States before pursuing a doctorate degree. She has also participated in several archaeological excavations concerning enslavement and emancipation, race relations, and labor in both the United States and Africa.