Edward Henry is an archaeologist with the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research explores major shifts in the structure of social, economic, and political organization. Specifically, he is interested in the transformation of both ritual/religious and economic structures as complex hunter-gatherers transition to a heavier reliance on domesticated food production. For more information on his research and publications, visit his page.
He is currently working on his dissertation, “Building Local Chronologies for Middle Woodland-era Earthen Enclosures in the Middle Ohio Valley: A Perspective from Kentucky’s Bluegrass Landscape”. As he nears the end of his dissertation writing, we wanted to find out how he chose a path in archaeology.
How did you get started with anthropology?
What steered you to archaeology?
What is your dissertation research focused on?
Most recent publications
2017. Henry, Edward R., Bill Angelbeck, and Uzma Z. Rizvi. Against Typology: A Critical Approach to Archaeological Order. The SAA Archaeological Record 17(1). In Press.
2017. Henry, Edward R., W. Stephen McBride, and Philip B. Mink. Anthropologically Focused Geophysical Survey and Public Archaeology: Engaging Present-day Agents in Placemaking. In Archaeological Remote Sensing in North America: Anthropological Applications Using Innovative Technologies, edited by Duncan P. McKinnon and Bryan S. Haley. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. In Press.
2017. Henry, Edward R., Anthony L. Ortmann, Lee J. Arco, and Tristram R. Kidder. Tetrahedron Baked-Clay Objects from an Early Woodland Context at the Jaketown Site, Mississippi. Southeastern Archaeology 35(1) DOI: 10.1080/0734578X.2016.1223498
2016. Henry, Edward R., and Casey R. Barrier. The Organization of Dissonance in Adena-Hopewell Societies of Eastern North America. World Archaeology 48(1): 87–109.