Kelly Dixon

Kelly J Dixon
Professor, University of Montana, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Historical archaeology, public archaeology, forensic archaeology, African American archaeology, industrial archaeology, environmental archaeology, architectural history, frontier and industrial communities and landscapes

Kelly J. Dixon is an archaeologist and Professor at the University of Montana’s Department of Anthropology. She specializes in archaeologies of adaptation, boomtowns, colonization, colonialism, extractive industries, human-environment interactions, landscape transformations, and marginalized populations. Living and working in the North American West for 20 years, Dixon’s research includes case studies from this region that underscore the international connections this region has with the rest of the world and that engage audiences of non-specialists. Dr. Dixon is dedicated to developing student-oriented interdisciplinary archaeological research and serves as a mentor to Ph.D., M.A., and Undergraduate students. While at UM, Dixon has been engaged in partnerships with federal, tribal, state, and local government agencies, as well as various stakeholders, communities, and other universities, to integrate research and education so the next generation of archaeologists is prepared to responsibly and respectfully preserve and protect past and present cultural heritage.

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Sub-Saharan Africa