Dr. Heather Rockwell

Contact Information:

Room 203
(401) 341-3208


B.A. in anthropology, Beloit College (2008)
M.A. in anthropology, University of Tulsa (2010)
Ph.D. in anthropology, University of Wyoming (2014)

Personal Statement:

As an anthropological archaeological, I hold posts in both the Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program and the sociology/anthropology program within the interdisciplinary Department of Cultural, Environmental and Global Studies. My research focuses on the earliest indigenous people of New England and the Canadian Maritimes, the Paleoindigenous Communities. My current field research is in northern Maine at the Munsungun Quarries site, a quarry and campsite utilized by indigenous people for thousands of years. This location serves as both scientific research station and classroom as I strive to create hands-on learning opportunities for my students by including them in my field work. In addition, I have developed a local field project which invites students to investigate the history of Aquidneck Island through archaeological projects on campus.