Matthew LoBiondo

Graduate Student



I am a North American archaeologist, focusing on Culture Contact through the lenses of ethnogenesis and coalescence.  Currently I have been researching Iroquoia, specifically examining the Mohawk during Contact and early Historic Period, focusing on the agency and identity of the Mohawk using color symbolism and pXRF analysis of historic glass beads at a late 17th century Mohawk village.

Research Interests:

  • Native American Studies
  • Culture Contact
  • Household Archaeology
  • Social Organization
  • Political Economy
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Colonialism
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • Plantation and Slave Archaeology
  • Southeastern and Eastern United States
  • Mission Archaeology