S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner

S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner

Primary Field
Archaeology
Position
Faculty
http://www.ualberta.ca/anthropology/
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Anthropological archaeology, Indigenous archaeology
Biography

S. Margaret Spivey-Faulkner is an Indigenous anthropological archaeologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. Her work focuses on people who subsisted through hunting, gathering, and fishing in the southeastern United States, looking specifically at examples of peoples who defy popular characterizations of "hunter-gatherer societal complexity." She is a first-generation scholar, former Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and serves as the Assistant Chief of the Upper Georgia Tribal Town of the Pee Dee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek, a state-recognized Native American group in South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Washington University in 2018, her A.B. in Anthropology from Harvard College in 2008, and graduated from Hephzibah High School in 2004. Her current projects focus on legal applications of archaeological knowledge, sovereignty through archaeology, and the intersections of language and archaeology. 

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Geographic Areas of Expertise United States
Southeast
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana
Mississippi
South Carolina
Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
United States of America
Languages
English
Other
Organizations