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C. Trevor Duke

Postdoctoral Fellow


Phone: 850-832-0748


Educational Background

Ph.D. Anthropology
University of Florida 2022


My research focuses on the ways in which societies organize around the making and exchange of objects. I am particularly interested in deciphering how materials both instantiate and change social identities. At root, my work draws on materials science techniques, pottery analysis, and anthropological theory to reconstruct the ancient potting networks through which Indigenous societies transmitted bodily and esoteric knowledge. By applying this approach to case studies across much of the southeastern United States, my work has made substantive contributions to the anthropology of social organization, kinship, and personhood.

Research Interests

Anthropology of Personhood, Indigenous Archaeology, Social Organization, Southeastern United States, Pottery Analysis, Ceramic Petrography, Archaeometry and Materials Science

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