Dr. William Farley
Farley, William, Assistant Professor, Anthropology; B.A. University of Connecticut;
M.A. University of Massachusetts Boston; Ph.D. University of Connecticut
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: Archaeology, history, ethnohistory, indigenous history, colonial studies, Native American studies, archaeobotany, southern New England
William Farley is an archaeologist who specializes in the study of Native New England in the colonial period, especially in the 17th century. He is a specialist in archaeobotany, which is the study of the intersection of people and plants. His research has focused on the early colonial interactions of Native Americans and Euroamericans in southern New England, especially in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Dr. Farley is particularly interested in the complex ways that both groups adopted and reimagined new goods and ideas gained through colonial interaction. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 2017, Dr. Farley joined the faculty at Southern Connecticut State University where he teaches courses on archaeology and indigenous studies. He also runs an archaeological field school in Connecticut each summer.
Courses taught at SCSU: Interpreting Cultures (ANT 100), Archaeology and the Human Past (ANT 205), Archaeology Field School (ANT 305), Indians of North America (ANT 321), Methods in Archaeology (ANT 475), Theory of Anthropology (ANT 480)