Email: : [[e|meato]]
Year entered: : 2002
Degree sought: : PhD
Dissertation: : Grandfathers at War: The Politics of Identity at Delaware Town
Research interests: : Ethnohistory, documentary archaeology, identity and ethnicity, and the historical archaeology of American Indians
BackgroundMelissa Eaton graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia magna cum laude in Anthropology, with Honors (2000) and with a Masters in Anthropology (2002). Her undergraduate thesis entitled Nationalism and Its Role in Language Revitalization discussed the ecclesiastical and institutional language revitalization strategies used for Cherokee and Lacandon Maya. Her MA thesis, Regionality in State Cultural Resource Management Field Guidelines, comprehensively compared Phase I field guidelines issued by State Historic Preservation Offices in the United States and many of its territories.