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Pyszka, Kimberly

TitleAssistant Professor
DepartmentSociology, Anthropology, & Geography
OfficeCollege of Public Policy & Justice
Office Location329 Liberal Arts


Dr. Kimberly Pyszka is Assistant Professor of Anthropologyspecializing in historical archaeology of the southeastern U.S. Her primary research interests include the study of landscapes, architecture, frontier studies, and colonialism, and she also has experience in archaeological studies of Appalachia and the African Diaspora. Dr. Pyszka’s primary research site is an early-18th century Anglican church and its parsonage house, located outside of Charleston, SC, where she continues examining the role of the Anglican Church in the development of the frontier areas of early colonial South Carolina. Teaching interests include introductory anthropology classes, North American Prehistory, Historical Archaeology method and theory, and Archaeology of the African Diaspora.

Dr. Pyszka’s publications have appeared in Historical Archaeology, South Carolina Antiquities, Tennessee Historical Quarterly, and Church Archaeology. She is a member of the Society of Historical Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeology Conference, Archaeological Society of South Carolina, and is a board of directors for the Alabama Archaeological Society. She also serves as Secretary for the Council on Alabama Archaeology.

EducationPh.D. (2012) University of Tennessee
M.A. (2003) University of Tennessee
B.S. (1992) College of Charleston