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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Jon Marcoux, Ph.D

Jon Marcoux, Ph.D

Director of Graduate Programs in Historic Preservation and Associate Professor

School of Architecture
Office: CDCC, 701 East Bay Street, Suite 202, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843-937-9567

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008); M.A. Anthropology, University of Alabama (2000); B.A. Anthropology and Economics, Vanderbilt University (1997)

Curriculum Vitae


Jon Bernard Marcoux is the director of the joint Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. His education includes degrees from Vanderbilt University (B.A. Anthropology and Economics), the University of Alabama (M.A. Anthropology), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Ph.D. Anthropology). He is trained as an anthropological archaeologist with a professional background in both applied preservation work and in academia. He has over 20 years of experience working in the cultural resource management field - collaborating with architectural historians, public historians, museum professionals, and government agencies to manage projects involving historically significant buildings and archaeological sites. Prior to joining the Clemson University and College of Charleston faculty, Marcoux was the director of the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation program at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI (2013-2019) and a faculty member in the Sociology and Anthropology department at Auburn University Montgomery (2010-2012). Marcoux’s research focuses on early colonial interactions between Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and Europeans in the southeastern United States. He has published two books and numerous articles and book chapters exploring the ways that Cherokees, Savannahs, and other Native American groups negotiated the social and political turmoil caused by European colonialism. As part of this work, he recently completed a National Park Service-funded project aimed at locating a battlefield associated with the Yamasee War (ca. 1715). He is currently engaged in a project involving colonial sites in and around Charleston. The project’s goal is to characterize how Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and Europeans materialized their identities through architecture, pottery manufacture, foodways, and other detritus of daily life.

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