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Benjamin Steere

Benjamin Steere

Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Anthropology and Sociology

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.2444
Office: G3B McKee Building
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I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western Carolina University. 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, and I served as Director of the Cherokee Studies Program from 2017 to 2022.


  • Ph D, University of Georgia

Research Interests

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

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