Skip to content

Africa, African Diasporas and the Caribbean: Archaeology and Heritage Studies (Day 1)

Eggers Hall, 220, The Strasser Legacy Room

Add to: Outlook, ICal, Google Calendar

In celebration of the Maxwell Centennial, the Syracuse Anthropology Symposium 2024 brings together a group of department alumni, current students and invited speakers to discuss the archaeology and heritage of Africa and African diaspora. The symposium will also recognize the contributions of Professor Emeritus Douglas V. Armstrong, who played a foundational role in the establishment of the historical archaeology program.

Session I: Archaeologies of African American Life & Heritage

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

9:00 Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
9:30 Professor James Delle, Graduate Dean, Millersville University
10:10 Dr. Dwayne Scheid, SU Ph.D. 2015, Division Lead, Resource Stewardship and Science, Colonial National Historical Park, National Park Service
10:40 Dr. Matthew Reeves, SU Ph.D. 1997, Director of Archaeology and Landscape Restoration at the Montpelier Foundation
11:10 Dr. Holly Norton, SU Ph.D. 2012, State Archaeologist and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at History Colorado

Session II: Analytical Perspectives and Methodologies

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

1:30 Professor Laurie Wilkie, SU B.A. 1988, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
2:10 Professor Mark Hauser, SU Ph.D. 2001, Senior Archaeologist/Principal Investigator, Chronicle Heritage
3:15 Kia Taylor Riccio, SU doctoral candidate, Department of Anthropology
3:45 Steven Harris, SU doctoral candidate, Department of Anthropology
4:15 Discussion, Wrap-up


Social Science and Public Policy


Lectures and Seminars



Open to





Lilly Nelson


Contact Lilly Nelson to request accommodations