Katie Sikes holds an M.A. in Anthropology (Program in Underwater Archaeology) from Florida State University (2003), and a B.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University (1996). She has worked for the National Park Service's Southeast Archeological Center, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Department of Architectural and Archaeological Research, the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research, and several other cultural resource management firms. She served as Field Director of the Ravenscroft Project for the William & Mary/Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Archaeological Field School from 2005-2007, and currently teaches undergraduate courses in archaeology and cultural anthropology as an Adjunct Professor for the College of William and Mary's Department of Anthropology and Virginia Commonwealth University's School of World Studies. Her dissertation explores the material signature of interethnic relations among Virginia's earliest African forced emigrants, British colonists, Algonquian-speaking Indians, and Irish indentured servants at several James River plantation sites, c. 1619 - c. 1665.
Thesis: Governor Stone: Analysis of a Nineteenth-Century Coastal Schooner (Florida State University, 2003).
Dissertation: Mimicry and Materiality: Early Colonial Interethnic Relations along the James River, Virginia.
In prep “No Country in the World Can Be More Curiously Watered”: Seeking a Maritime View of Colonial Virginia’s Interethnic Relations.
In Prep Peripheral Vision: Considering British Colonial Expansion from the Vantage of Early Colonial Virginia.
2012(forthcoming, with Chuck Meide) Manipulating the Maritime Cultural Landscape: Vernacular Boats and Economic Relations in 19th-century Achill Island, Ireland. In The Archaeology of Vernacular Watercraft, Mark Staniforth and Amanda Evans, editors. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
2011 (with Chuck Meide) The Achill Yawl: Vernacular Boats in Historical Context on Achill Island, Ireland, International Journal for Nautical Archaeology 40 (2): 235-255.
2010 Review of Historical Archaeology: Why the Past Matters, by Barbara J. Little. American Antiquity 75 (1):205-6.
2008 Stars as Social Space? Contextualizing 17th-Century Chesapeake Star-Motif Pipes, Post-Medieval Archaeology 42 (1): 75-103.
2004 Governor Stone: Analysis of an 1877 Two-Masted Schooner, International Journal for Nautical Archaeology 33 (2): 297-314.