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Research Associate, University at Buffalo

David E. Witt is a registered professional archaeologist and Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Anthropology of the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also earned two Masters of Arts degrees, in anthropology (focusing in archaeology) and geography (focusing in GIS and remote sensing).

His dissertation project focused on lithic technology as a material proxy of cultural identity within Chacoan outliers and local Puebloan communities within the Middle San Juan Region, and how these communities participated within the expanding Chacoan hegemony during the Pueblo II (A.D. 900 - 1140).

Theoretically, he is interested in the nature and role of borders and boundaries in cultural development, and their interaction with hegemony, phenomenology, agency, and identity.


  • 2015–present
    Research Associate, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


  • 2017
    Soundscapes in the Past: Investigating Sound at the Landscape Level, Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
  • 2013
    Creolization and Agency in Divodurum Mediomatricorum, Chronika

Professional Memberships

  • Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
  • New York Archaeological Council
  • New York State Archaeological Association
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • Society for American Archaeology