Katie Boyle

Master's Student

Katie is an historical archaeologist working towards a dual Master's in Applied Anthropology and Historic Preservation (AAHP). Prior to entering the program in 2016, she gained experience as a field technician, lab technician, museum educator, and now is an intern with the National Park Service's Regional Archeology Program. Currently, her research is focused on the historic landscape and built environment of Eckley Miners' Village, a coal company town in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 


  • Albee, Shelley, Katherine Boyle, John Hyche, and Hali Thurber. 2018. "Frederick Douglass was here: The Archeology of Cedar Hill and the Growlery." Paper presented at the Spotlight on National Resources in the National Capital Region Conference in Sheperdstown, WV.
  • Boyle, Katherine. 2018. "Combined Methodologies: Findings of the Summer 2017 Field Season at Eckley Miners' Village, PA." Paper presented at the Middle Atlantic Archaeology Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. 
  • Cools, Kyla and Katherine Boyle. 2018. "Above and Below Ground: Teaching Combined Methodologies for a Holistic Understanding of the Built Environment." Paper presented at the Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
  • Boyle, Katherine. 2017. "Out of the Lab and Into the World: A Summer at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center." Paper presented at the AnthroPlus Student Conference in College Park, MD.


  • Boyle, Katherine, Ty Ginter, Emma Schrantz. 2018. "The Gaston Office Building: Strategies for Preservation and Re-use." Poster presented at MAPP of the Future: A Research and Creative Practice Symposium, College Park, MD.


  • Cools, Kyla and Katherine Boyle. 2017. "The Great Divide: Teaching Collaborative Methodologies in Academia." Practicing Anthropology. Vol. 40(1).
Areas of Interest:
  • Collections Management and Use, Landscape Use and the Built Environment, Public Outreach and Education
  • BA Anthropology- St. Mary's College of Maryland (2014)
  • Katie Boyle
1125 Woods Hall
Department of Anthropology
Email: kbboyle@terpmail.umd.edu