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Benjamin Steere

Benjamin Steere

Associate Professor, Associate Professor and Director of Cherokee Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology and Sociology

Contact Information

Email: basteere@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.2444
Office: G3B McKee Building
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/bensteereport/home

Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Carolina University, where I teach courses in anthropology and archaeology and direct the Cherokee Studies program. My primary areas of interest for research and teaching include Southeastern archaeology, Cherokee archaeology, household archaeology, indigenous archaeology, and regional settlement pattern studies. I have worked on collaborative archaeological research and preservation projects with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians since 2011.

Education

  • Ph D, University of Georgia
  • BA, Wake Forest University, Anthropology

Research Interests

Cherokee Archaeology<br>Archaeology of Eastern North America<br>Indigenous Archaeology<br>Household Archaeology and Anthropology<br>Regional Settlement Pattern Studies<br>

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