Stephanie Scialo

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Kevin McBride

Research Interests

North American Archaeology, Indigenous Studies, Lithic Technology, Paleoclimate, Landscape Reconstruction, Cultural Resource Management, Collections Analysis and Management.


What sparked your interest in Anthropology/Archaeology?

My interest in Archaeology began at UConn when I took Dr. McBride’s 2014 field school which was partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum. After finishing I immediately joined the Block Island Recovery Project to document and excavate sites exposed by Hurricane Sandy. Working with at-risk sites in such close proximity to the public highlighted the need for outreach and site preservation, which led to my position as a professional Cultural Resource Management Archaeologist for 8 years prior to returning to UConn in 2022.

Where are you/will you be conducting your research/fieldwork?

My current research is based in Southern New England (Massachusetts and Connecticut) and is partnered with the Institute for American Indian Studies in Washington, CT.

What do you find most interesting about your field work/research location?

The most interesting aspect of my work is the adaptations people have made over time to environmental change and how it can be presented in the archaeological record.

What is your most memorable experience in the field so far, or most memorable lesson learned?

My most memorable experience came from working on the Brian D. Jones site in Farmington, CT. Only a few weeks into excavation we received radiocarbon results that we were indeed working on what is now known to be the oldest archaeological site in Connecticut.

Stephanie Scialo
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