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Alexandra Martin

Email: : [[e|agmartin]]
Year entered; : 2008
Degree sought; : PhD
Research interests: : Native Americans of the Eastern U.S., Ethnohistory, Landscape Archaeology, GIS and Spatial Analysis, Memory & Place, Contemporary Heritage Politics
Regional specialization: : Northeastern United States

Background
Alix completed her BA in Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College in 2005.  She then worked for several years as an archaeologist and lab manager for the University of Vermont's Consulting Archaeology Program.  She completed her Master's degree at William & Mary in 2010, writing a thesis entitled "Federal Recognition Politics and Collaborative Archaeologists: The Need for a Cultural Consensus."  Alix has experience at pre-contact and historical sites throughout New England, as well as in the Caribbean, the Southwest, colonial Virginia, and historic Alabama, but she has returned to her southern New England roots for her dissertation research.  She is working with the Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office on a project that seeks to survey, map, and protect ceremonial stone landscapes that have held sacred significance for the Narragansett for thousands of years.