Robert Schuyler

Associate Professor of Anthropology

University Museum Room 412


Courses Taught:

ANTH151 Archaeology of American History

ANTH219/719 Archaeology Field Project

ANTH220/720 Archaeology Field Project

ANTH247/747 Archaeology Laboratory Field Project-Summer

ANTH451/751 Historical Archaeology

ANTH750/450 African American Archaeology

ANTH457/757 Themes in Historical Archaeology


Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 1975

Research Interests

Archaeology--North America and global; anthropological theory and history of anthropology and archaeology; evolutionism; historical archaeology, both colonial period and the 19th century; East Coast and the historic American West. In 2001 initiated the South Jersey Project, a long-term investigation of Vineland, New Jersey (founded in 1861) and the region around this planned Victorian Period agricultural community. Project will equally explore both the 19th and the 20th centuries and involve not only archaeology but also archival, oral historic and ethnographic research. His Silver Reef Project (an archaeological study of a 19th century (1875-1895) abandoned ghost town in SW Utah) is also continuing with laboratory analysis, archival research, and a Public Archaeology program on the site.


Anthropology Department Faculty; Associate Curator in Charge, Historical Archaeology, University Museum; American Civilization Graduate Group.



Faculty Status