Jen And Victor

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Jennifer Birch and Professor Victor Thompson on their recent book publication, The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America!

“A remarkable and coordinated array of case studies that documents the variable pathways leading to the appearance of village life in eastern North America. Rather than stepping stones in an evolutionary course inexorably leading to bigger and more complex settlements, villages are shown to be precarious experiments, a tension-filled stage for improvising new forms of social life.”

—Warren R. DeBoer, author of Traces Behind the Esmeraldas Shore: Prehistory of the Santiago-Cayapas Region, Ecuador