- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
Dr. Robert G. Goodby
I teach a variety of courses in archaeology and anthropology, including Introduction to Archaeology, Human Origins, Field Archaeology, North American Archaeology, World Archaeology, Museum Studies, and Archaeology of New England. I also direct the Monadnock Archaeological Project, a long-term program of archaeological field research focusing on the prehistory of the upper Contoocook and Connecticut River valleys of southwestern New Hampshire. To date, the project has conducted excavations at four Native American sites in the Monadnock region, including the Swanzey Fish Dam site and the Wantastiquet Mountain site. My students receive hands-on training in archaeological excavation and a familiarity with and appreciation for the 11,000 years of Native American history in the Monadnock Region. Some of my students have gone on to present papers at professional conferences and write senior theses based on our research. This work is supported by the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce University.
There are a number of organizations that promote the study of archaeology in New Hampshire and throughout New England by holding regular meetings, publishing journals, and engaging in public education. They include: