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Becca Peixotto Adjunct Instructor Department of Anthropology

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PhD, Anthropology, American University MA, Public Anthropology, American University MA, Discourse and Argumentation Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam BA, Slavic Area Studies, University of Alabama-Huntsville

Becca Peixotto is an archaeologist whose graduate work focused on historical archaeology and resistance landscapes of the Great Dismal Swamp. Her areas of specialization and interest are historic landscapes, material culture, ideas of wilderness, and public engagement with the past. She embraces scientific methods such as pXRF, remote sensing and GIS in order to address theoretical, social and historical questions. Becca is involved in several projects outside of the Dismal Swamp including the National Geographic/Wits University Rising Star Expedition which excavated the fossils of Homo naledi and the Maryland Historic Trust/Archaeology Society of Maryland Biggs Ford project investigating Middle and Late Woodland villages. Becca also actively supports open access and efforts to encourage women and girls in science.
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Summer 2020

  • ANTH-235 The Buried History of the U.S.

Fall 2020

  • ANTH-640 Current Issues in Anthropology: Ethnography, Power & Archive