Lu Ann De Cunzo, Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Professor and Chair of Anthropology
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Lu Ann De Cunzo is a professor of anthropology at the University of Delaware. She earned a Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. In her research and teaching, she specializes in historical archaeology and anthropology with a focus on the 17th to early 20th century culture history of the Middle Atlantic region. Since 1995, she has directed public archaeological projects in Delaware’s colonial capital, New Castle, in collaboration with the Delaware Historical Society, New Castle Historical Society, and Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. She is the author of the chapter “Borderland in the Middle: The Delaware Colony on the Atlantic Coast,” in Naum and Nordin, eds., Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Agents in a Global Arena (forthcoming, 2013). Among her other publications are Unlocking the Past: The Historical Archaeology of North America (coeditor, 2005); A Historical Archaeology of Delaware: People, Contexts, and the Cultures of Agriculture (author, 2004); and Historical Archaeology and the Study of American Culture (coeditor, 1996). A past president of the Society for Historical Archaeology, she has worked to globalize the practice of historical archaeology in the U.S.
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