Author Archives: Dr. Jennifer Birch

About Dr. Jennifer Birch

I am an archaeologist who specializes in the Archaeology of Eastern North America. Conceptually, my interests are underpinned by the desire to understand how the lived experiences of individuals and communities articulates with long-term, large-scale processes of social and cultural change. My current research is concerned with the development of organizational complexity and diversity in eastern North America. Ongoing projects in Northeastern North America include: - Geophysical investigations of Late Precontact Iroquoian Villages - Regional synthesis of data on Iroquoian settlement patterns, including intra-site patterns, interregional interaction, and geopolitical realignment Ongoing projects in Southeastern North America include: - Multi-scalar investigations of the Late Woodland to Mississippian transition in the Deep South - Household and community archaeology at the Singer-Moye site

In the lab: Artifact analysis

By Chris Dial When people think of Archaeology they conjure up images of the great pyramids or of a whip toting, gun-slinging b-film heroes but the reality of archaeology isn’t quite as glamorous. Archaeology is fun, don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Kicking off SMASH 2016

Singer-Moye Archaeological Settlement History Project (SMASH) 2016 By Jennifer Birch and Stefan Brannan Singer-Moye (9SW2) is a multi-mound Mississippian center located in the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley of southwest Georgia. The site’s occupation has been estimated to span ca. A.D. … Continue reading

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Artifact Illustration

We are fortunate to be working with a talented illustrator named Matthew Crotts who will be drawing artifacts excavated at Singer-Moye during the 2013 and 2015 field seasons. The artifact below is a human effigy which would have decorated the rim … Continue reading

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Now accepting applications for the 2015 Archaeological Field School!

Follow the field school tab above for more details. When: June 5 – July 17 (6 weeks) Where: Stewart Co., GA (45 mins south of Columbus) What…students will learn: Archaeological and geophysical survey methods Mapping and documentation Processing of geophysical … Continue reading

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