Megan Kassabaum

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Graduate Group Chair

Weingarten Associate Curator for North America


University Museum Room 429


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

BA Beloit College

Office Hours

By appointment

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Research Interests

Archaeology of North America, Eastern Woodlands; prehistoric archaeology, Woodland Period; Native American and Indigenous studies; monument construction and communal ritual; mounds and plazas; temporal perspectives in archaeology; food and feasting; ceramic technology; public and museum archaeology; community archaeology; archaeology of the Philadelphia region

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

ANTH219: Archaeology in the City of Brotherly Love (fieldtrip syllabus; excavation syllabus)

ANTH184: Food and Culture (syllabus)

ANTH0010: Archaeology: Window to the Human Past (syllabus

ANTH2267/5267: Living World in Archaeological Science (syllabus)

ANTH6000: Contemporary Archaeology in Theory (syllabus)

ANTH5490: Monuments and Memory: Topics in Archaeological Method and Theory (syllabus

ANTH5490: The Power of the Pot: Social and Archaeological Uses of Ceramics (syllabus)

ANTH128: Peopling Prehistory: The Archaeology of Native North America (syllabus


Anthropology Department Faculty

Weingarten Associate Curator, American Section, University Museum

Center for Ancient Studies (Director, Associated Scholar, Faculty Advisory Board, Executive Committee)

Native American and Indigenous Studies (Faculty Advisor)

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies/Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women (Affiliated Faculty)



Faculty Status