Dr. Meghan Buchanan’s archaeological research on Mississippian societies of the Midwest and Southeast has focused on the consequences of warfare associated with the rise and fall of these complex polities. In particular, she is interested in exploring how warfare impacted the daily practices of Mississippian peoples as they had to contend with long term threats of violence, food uncertainty, and restricted access to resources.

Past Affiliations

Research Scientist, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington (past)

PhD Student, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington (past)

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, Anthropology, 2015
MA, Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondale, Anthropology, 2007
BA, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Anthropology, 2003
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English, French
Midwest Archaeological Conference
Society for American Archaeology
Southeastern Archaeological Conference