Cameron Walker is a third-year doctoral student specializing in zooarchaeology. Obtaining his BS degree in Anthropology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016, Cameron's initial exposure to historical archaeology was through his participation in two field seasons at Fort Germanna (44OR3) in the Virginia Piedmont. He would then attend Florida State University to acquire training in faunal analysis and learn about the archaeology of Florida's colonial period. Graduating with his MS degree in Anthropology from FSU in 2019, his master's thesis is entitled "A Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Nineteenth Century Occupations at the San Luis de Talimali Mission Site (8LE4), Leon County, Florida." Cameron's doctoral research focuses on colonial trade and subsistence change during Mary Musgrove's occupation at the Grange Plantation Site (9CH137) outside Savannah, Georgia. His research uses zooarchaeology and ethnohistory to understand gender, class, and race in seventeenth and eighteenth-century colonial economic systems—particularly native agency in establishing change and continuity in their foodways. 

Areas of Interest

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Indigenous Foodways
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Political Ecology
  • Southeastern Archaeology
  • Ethnohistory

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Anthropology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Degree Type
    MS
    Degree Details
    Anthropology, Florida State University
Research Topics
Walker, Cameron
B0104 Taliaferro Hall
Department of Anthropology
Email
walkerc2 [at] umd.edu