Associate Professor of Anthropology @ Florida State University

Included here are links to the various archaeology courses I teach, my research projects (both current and past), and my accomplishments as a scholar of the past. Please email me if you have any questions or suggestions!


2015-present Associate Professor of Anthropology at Florida State University.

ANT 2100: Introduction to Archaeology
ANT 4188: Artifact Analysis
ANT 4465: Foodways Archaeology
ANT4824: Archaeological Field School
ANG 5115: Archaeology of Foodways
ANG 5117: Archaeology Grad Core Seminar
ANG 5155: Southeastern US Archaeology 
ANG 5825: Anthropological Fieldwork (Arch)

2005-2015 Associate Professor of Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University
I taught courses for the General Education program, the Anthropology major, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Archaeology, and the Forensic Anthropology Minor.

ANTH 2210: World Prehistory (traditional and on-line)       ANTH 3210: Archaeology
ANTH 3520: North American Prehistoric Archaeology
ANTH 3710: Archaeology of Scotland
ANTH 3710: Archaeology Lab Training
ANTH 4360: Zooarchaeology
ANTH 4620: Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 4520: Southeastern US Archaeology
ANTH 4620: Environmental Archaeology
ANTH 4950: Archaeological Field School (RPA-certified)

August 2017 to present
Anthropology Graduate Program Director, 
Florida State University

July 2014 to July 2015
Director of Anthropology, Middle Tennessee State University

Please see DigiNole, FSU's Research Repository, and my page for links to publications (articles, book chapters, blog posts).

Edited Books

2018 Baking, Bourbon, and the Black Drink: Foodways Archaeology in the American Southeast. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. (edited by Tanya M. Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf)

2014 Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. (edited by Tanya M. Peres)

2010 Integrating Zooarchaeology and Paleoethnobotany: A Consideration of Issues, Methods, and Cases. Springer-Verlag New York. (co-edited with Amber M. VanDerwarker) 

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Current Research Projects and Interests

Past Research Projects


Professional Archaeology Organizations 

Website Redesign Committee, 2013-2014
Executive Officer I, 2011-2013
Member since 1994

Executive Board Member, 2017-2019
President, 2014-2016
President Elect, 2012-2014
Executive Board Member, 2011-2012
Member since 2006

Member since 1997
Dienje Kenyon Fellowship Committee, 2010-2012
Climate Change Strategies and Archaeological Resources Committee, 2016 to present

Certified since 2001
RPA-Certified Field School 2014-2017
Chair, Nominations Committee, 2017



Other Professional Organizations

Member since 2015

Member since 2006
Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship Committee, 2007-2012
Branch President, 2012-2015

Editorial Positions

Critical Conversations: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Editorial Board, Charter Member, 2014-2015

Archaeology of the American South: New Directions and Perspectives
Series from University of Alabama Press
Editorial Board Member, 2015 to present