Household archaeology, household economy, vernacular architecture, ethnoarchaeology, colonialism, political economy
Dr. Anthony P. Graesch is currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Connecticut College. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2006 and was one of the founding members of the CELF team (2001-2010). At CELF, he conducted primary ethnoarchaeological and ethnographic fieldwork with special focus on the study of contemporary American material culture, consumerism, and uses of home spaces.
Dr. Graesch is co-director of ongoing archaeological investigations in the Upper Fraser Valley of southwestern British Columbia, where he applies his four-fields training to the study of Stó:l?-Coast Salish heritage, households, political economy, and house-associated formation processes. His household archaeological research in the Pacific Northwest appears in American Antiquity and the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology as well as several edited volumes. Graesch also directs ongoing research addressing modern material culture and urban garbology in New London, Connecticut.
--Selected Publications (Archaeological Anthropology & Household Archaeology)--
Graesch, A. P., J. Bernard, and A. Noah. (2010). A cross-cultural study of colonialism and indigenous foodways in western North America. In Across the Great Divide: Continuity and Change in Native North American Societies, A.D. 1400-1900, edited by L. Scheiber and M. Wagner, pp.212-238. University of Arizona Press.
Graesch, A. P. (2009). Fieldworker experience and single-episode screening as sources of data recovery bias in archaeology: A case study from the Central Pacific Northwest Coast. American Antiquity 74(4):759-779.
Graesch, A. P. (2009). A Review of New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts, edited by Yorke M. Rowan and Jennie R. Ebeling, Equinox Publishing, London, 2008. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 19(3):446-448.
Graesch, A. P. (2009). British colonization of the Northwest Coast and interior drainages. In Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia, Volume 4: West Coast and Arctic/Subarctic, edited by F. McManamon, L. Cordell, K. Lightfoot, and G. Milner, pp. 180-184. Greenwood Publishing, Westport, CT.
Lepofsky, D., D. M. Schaepe, A. P. Graesch, M. Lenert, P. Ormerod, K. Carlson, J. E. Arnold, M. Blake, P. Moore, and J. Clague. (2009). Exploring Stó:lō-Coast Salish interactions and identity in ancient houses and settlements in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia. American Antiquity 74(4):595-626.
Graesch, A.P. (2007). Modeling ground slate knife production and implications for the study of household labor contributions to salmon fishing on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 26(4):576-606.
Graesch, A. P. (2004). Specialized bead making among Island Chumash households: Community labor organization during the Historic period. In Foundations of Chumash Complexity, edited by J. E. Arnold, pp. 133-171. Perspectives in California Archaeology Vol. 7, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Arnold, J. E., and A. P. Graesch. (2004). The later evolution of the Island Chumash. In Foundations of Chumash Complexity, edited by J.E. Arnold, pp.1-16. Perspectives in California Archaeology Vol. 7, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles.
Graesch, A. P. (2001). Culture contact on the Channel Islands: Historic-era production and exchange systems. In The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom: The Chumash of the Channel Islands, edited by J. E. Arnold, pp.261-285. University of Utah Press: Salt Lake City, Utah.
Arnold, J. E. and A. P. Graesch. (2001). The evolution of specialized shellworking among the Island Chumash. In The Origins of a Pacific Coast Chiefdom: The Chumash of the Channel Islands, edited by J.E. Arnold, pp.71-112. University of Utah Press: Salt Lake City, Utah.