East Reading Room, J. Robert Van Pelt and Opie Library

Start Date

12-4-2014 12:45 PM

End Date

12-4-2014 1:15 PM

Presenter Bio

Dr. Scarlett has dedicated his life to the archaeological study of American history. He holds degrees in anthropology and/or archaeology from the University of Arizona (BA, 1991), Boston University (MA, 1994), and the University of Nevada (Ph.D., 2002), and has joined the faculty in the Industrial Heritage and Archaeology Program in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University. He is now an Associate Professor and is the director of Graduate Studies in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, overseeing both the Ph.D. and M.S. programs in the Department of Social Sciences at MTU.

Dr. Scarlett is deeply committed to a dramatically interdisciplinary, public archaeology. He examines how individuals creatively solved problems and adapted to new physical and social environments. He uses diverse methods in his studies, employing techniques from chemistry and physics to folklore and art history. Besides fieldwork, Dr. Scarlett relies upon experimental and experiential discovery in his scholarship. He is the director of the Utah Pottery Project, co-director of the West Point Foundry Project, and now co-directs the Cliff Mine Archaeology Project.

Dr. Scarlett is committed to collaborative and inclusive public archaeology. He has worked to develop several best-practice models for archaeological fieldwork that will integrate research excavations with programs in community-based collaboration and education, heritage tourism development, and traditional and new media documentary production.


Apr 12th, 12:45 PM Apr 12th, 1:15 PM

Respectful Digging at Italian Hall

East Reading Room, J. Robert Van Pelt and Opie Library