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Faculty Profile

Matthew Leigh Murray

Sociology & Anthropology
INSTRUCTIONAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
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553 LAMAR HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-3995
Joined UM: January 1, 2003

Areas of Expertise

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • ARCHAEOLOGY, EUROPE
  • CELTS
  • EUROPEAN PREHISTORY
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

Brief Bio

I joined the University of Mississippi in January 2003 as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. I received undergraduate training in Anthropology and Prehistory at the University of Connecticut and the Universit�t Salzburg in Austria, and I was awarded a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University in 1995. My primary research interest is the investigation and interpretation of later prehistoric landscapes in Central Europe from the early Neolithic to the later Iron Age. I explore early Iron Age mortuary places through excavation and landscape archaeology and I use archaeological reconnaissance and survey to examine Neolithic social development and settlement practices and the lives of ancient "Celtic" peoples of the Bronze and Iron ages. I have also practiced applied archaeology and cultural resource management in the United States, where I directed numerous archaeological field projects focused on resource identification, evaluation, and data recovery. I have two main field research programs in Europe--"Landscape of Ancestors" and the "Lower Bavaria Survey"--as well as a number of other projects.

Degrees

BA
Anthropology
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT/STORRS, CONNECTICUTT (1982)
MA
Anthropology
HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (1986)
PhD
Anthropology
HARVARD UNIVERSITY/CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS (1995)

Awards

College of Liberal Arts - Instructor of the Year
2016