Christopher Lindner

Assistant Professor of Anthropology;
Archaeologist in Residence;
Director of Bard Archaeology Field School

Contact: lindner@bard.edu, 845-758-7299
Office: Hopson 304

BA, Hamilton College; MA, University of Cincinnati; PhD, University at Albany. Dr. Lindner specializes in historical geo-archaeological landscape investigations and experimental use-wear analysis of ancient tools, often with students as assistants in data acquisition. In addition to scientific articles in journals such as Archaeology of Eastern North America, Northeast Anthropology, and Hudson Valley Regional Review, he has edited two collections of scholarly papers, A Northeastern Millennium and A Golden Chronograph for Robert E. Funk. He recently published a chapter “Guineatown in the Hudson Valley’s Hyde Park” in the book Archaeology of Race in the Northeast. As anthropology professor, he teaches in the fall "Field Methods in Archaeology: Ancient Peoples on the Bard Lands" on a prehistoric site and in the spring "Historical Archaeology," which has its focus on Mohicans, colonial Germans, and African Americans near Bard. His students also pursue projects in American Studies, Historical Studies, Environmental Studies, and Africana Studies. He devotes summers to the "Bard Archaeology Field School" for college, community, and high school students. He maintains on-going projects at the prehistoric Forest site at Bard, and at the 18th and 19th-century Parsonage in Germantown. As scientific consultant, he participates professionally in environmental impact studies and planning for protection of cultural resources. Dr. Lindner is Past-President of the New York Archaeological Council, the state's professional organization, and former President of Hudson River Heritage, the historic preservation group for advocacy and education in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

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