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Michael Nassaney

Michael Nassaney
Professor of Archaeology

Office: (269) 387-3981

1014 Moore Hall

Mailing address
Department of Anthropology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5306 USA

Ph.D., UMass-Amherst, 1992

Research Interests
Archaeological Theory and method, political economy, ethnohistory, colonialism, regional analysis, material analysis, critical theory

Regional focus
Eastern North America

Michael S. Nassaney is a professor of anthropology at Western Michigan University and the principal investigator of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project. He has directed the annual WMU archaeological field school, now in its 34rd year, since 1994. His research interests include historical archaeology and the study of colonialism and the fur trade in the western Great Lakes. In 2006 Nassaney was elected to serve a three-year term as Secretary of the Society for Historical Archaeology, the world's largest group of archaeologists interested in the study of the recent past (A.D. 1400-present). He is also editor of Le Journal, the bulletin of the Center for French Colonial Studies.