Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director of the Public Archaeology Facility (PAF)
PhD, Binghamton University, 1988
Science 1, Room 146
Curriculum vitae (pdf, 49.7kb)
Nina Versaggi's research centers on the archaeological history and prehistory of the people who once lived in the present-day New York state and Pennsylvania. Particular interests include research on how pre-contact hunter-gatherers used the landscape, interacted with each other and produced the material culture recognized by archaeologists today. The Late Archaic, Transitional and Early Woodland periods form the core of her research, especially a critical evaluation of traditional chronological constructs and their potential for masking regional variability in cultural groups. She is active in presenting the results of archaeological research to the public and engaging communities in the interpretation of their heritage. She works with Native American groups on various consultation projects in New York.
Courses Regularly Taught
Anth 585 Heritage Resource Management: Policy and Procedures
(taught in alternate spring semesters; will be taught next during Spring 2013)
(in review) Partners in Preservation: The Binghamton University Community Archaeology Program (CAP). In Past Meets Present: Partnerships in the Public Interpretation of Archaeology, ed. by J. H. Jameson, Jr. and S. Baugher. Springer Press, N.Y.
2006 NAGPRA Consultations with the Iroquois Confederacy of Sovereign Nations of New York. In Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Native Americans and Archaeology in the Northeastern United States, ed. by J. Kerber. University of Nebraska Press.
2005 Negotiating Sovereignty and Tradition during Consultations with Iroquois: Confederacy
of Nations in New York. In Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Native
Americans and Archaeology in the Northeastern United States, ed. by J. Kerber. University of Nebraska Press.
2001 (with L. Wurst, C. Madrigal, and A. Lain) Adding complexity to Late Archaic Research in the Northeast. In Appalachian Highlands Archaeology, ed. by L. Sullivan and S. Prezzano. University of Tennessee Press.
2000 Decoding the message in the midden: what can nineteenth century sheet refuse tell us? In Current Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Domestic Site Archaeology in New York State, ed. by J. Hart and C. Fischer. New York State Museum Bulletin, Albany.
1999 Regional diversity within the Early Woodland of the Northeast. Northeast Archaeology 57:45-56.