Meg Kassabaum

Assistant Professor, Department of AnthropologyWeingarten Assistant Curator for North America, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


University Museum Room 434

Meg specializes in pre-Columbian North American archaeology. She has written broadly about monumentality and communal ritual, food and feasting, and ceramic technology. In addition, she is interested in public and community archaeology, particularly the relationships between museums, K-12 education, and avocational archaeologists/collectors. Her current research focuses on Native American mound-building populations, with specific focus on Woodland-period groups. She has worked at mound sites throughout the Eastern United States, but has spent the last ten years focusing on the Lower Mississippi Valley. Since 2015, she has directed the Smith Creek Archaeological Project and the North American Archaeology Laboratory in the Department of Anthropology. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and a B.A. from Beloit College.