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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Donald Gaylord

Staff Archaeologist/Anthropology Inst.

Newcomb Hall 204
(540) 458-8378


I am interested in the anthropological analysis of property ownership and land use as seen through the lens of production, exchange and consumption. My research on the woodland period and early history of Virginia hopes to better understand the intersection of peoples' lives with the broader Atlantic world. I specialize in using the physical sciences, quantitative methods and mapping equipment/software for the analysis of archaeological deposits, cultural landscapes and environmental transformation.