Brian Geiger

Graduate Student


B.A., B.F.A. 2012 Tulane University


My research interests include gender, social memory, culture contact, craft production, and archaeomusicology in the late Prehistoric and early historic periods of Southeastern and Midwestern North America. My methodological skills include household archaeology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and ceramic and lithic analysis.

My current research investigates ritual activity and the gendered organization of domestic space and labor in the Mississippian period Central Illinois River Valley of west-central Illinois. I have also conducted archaeological fieldwork in North Carolina and southern Georgia, primarily examining early Spanish contact in western North Carolina at the Berry site with Dr. Chris Rodning, Dr. David Moore, and Dr. Rob Beck.