Kevin McBride

Associate Professor



Ph.D., 1984, University of Connecticut


Kevin McBride is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and the former Director of Research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. He has conducted archaeological and historical research throughout New England, Block Island, Baja Mexico, the Caribbean, and Portugal. His research interests include Indigenous and Colonial cultural and historical landscapes, maritime adaptations, historical archaeology, underwater archaeology, and battlefield archaeology. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Museum of Natural History and of the Governor’s Task Force on Indian Affairs. He has written numerous articles on Native American and Colonial archaeology, ethnohistory, archaeobotany, underwater archaeology, and battlefield archaeology.

Research Interests

Historical Archaeology, Native and Colonial Interactions, Battlefield Archaeology


  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Ethnohistory of Native New England
  • North American Prehistory

Selected Publications

2013 War and Trade in Eastern New Netherland. In. A Beautiful and Fruitful Place, pp. 271-284. Margriet Lacy, Ed. Selected Rennsslaerswijck Papers, New Netherland Institute, Albany, N.Y.

2016 McBride, Kevin and Ashley Bissonnette
The Art of War: Early Anglo Translation, 1607-1643. In Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar, pp. 27-51. Ed. Jason Warren. New York University Press. N.Y. N.Y.

2016 Kelly, John and Kevin McBride
Gunflint Production and Lithic Tool Use at the Monhantic Fort Site, a Mashantucket Pequot Fortified Village (1675-1677). Journal of Historical Archaeology 50(4): 115-129.

2017 Kevin A. Mcbride, David Naumec, and Ashley Bissonnette
Battlefields of the Pequot War: New Historical & Archaeological Approaches. Mayflower Journal, Volume 2, No. 1. Spring.

2018 with Tim Ives and Joseph Waller Surveying Coastal Archaeological Sites Damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Rhode Island, USA. Journal of Coastal Archaeology, pp: 66-89, Vol. 13 Issue 1.

2021 Early Seventeenth Century Trade in Southern New England. Pequot-European Trade, pp. 171-213. In Dutch and Indigenous Communities in Seventeenth-Century Northeastern North America. SUNY Press.

2023 with Ashley Bissonnette. Battle of Great Falls/Wissantinnewag-Peskeompskut: Historical Trauma and the Legacy of King Philip’s War (1675–1677), pp: 45-69. In Conflict Archaeology, Historical Memory, and the Experience of War: Beyond the Battlefield Mark Tveskov and Ashley Bissonnette Eds. University of Florida Press.

Kevin McBride
Contact Information
Office LocationBeach Hall (BCH) 442
LinkNew World Archaeology Lab