Research Team


Program Director/PhD Student: Jennifer C. Rankin
A former undergraduate of Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA), Jen is a PhD student at Temple University and a professional archaeologist at AECOM. She currently resides in Palmyra, NJ and Clarion, PA. Jen has over ten years of academic and archaeological experience and has worked on a variety of projects in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, eastern Great Lakes, Texas, and several locations in South America (Colombia and Peru). Interests include environmental/behavioral adaptations of early hunter-gatherer populations with specializations in methodology, prehistoric archaeology, geomorphology, and raw material sourcing. Beyond the Snyder Site Complex and the Delaware Valley, Jen has recently been working in the Great Lakes the upper and middle Ohio River valley of western PA, Ohio and WV.

Advisors:       Dr. Anthony J. Ranere
                     Dr. R. Michael Stewart
                     Dr. Ilya V. Buynevich
                     Dr. Pat Hansell


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