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Matthew P. Rooney

Research Station Archeologist

Arkansas Archeological Survey

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Anthropology, Archaeology

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I am an anthropological archaeologist who specializes in historical and contemporary contexts. In my Ph.D. dissertation, I documented an 1820s mission school for Indian children in northeastern Mississippi, using both archaeological and ethnohistorical methods. In my M.A. thesis, I used archaeological and qualitative methods (including participant mapping) to illuminate and assist those who experience homelessness in Tampa, Florida. In my B.A. Honors thesis, I georeferenced historic fire insurance maps with county parcel data to provide insights into the living conditions of cigar manufacturing workers around the turn of the twentieth century in Ybor City, Florida.

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Please reach out to me at the Monticello research station if you have any questions about archeology in southeastern Arkansas or are interested in collaborating.


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