Anthropology & Sociology
West Chester University
The WCU Department of Anthropology and Sociology presently houses several archaeological collections generated through long-term field investigation, private donations, or institutional loans. These collections represent the past 8,000 years of the human past in southeastern Pennsylvania. On-going work with these collections involves their documentation and curation. Several research grants have provided opportunity for student internships related various facets of this work.
Wholey, Heather A. and Jennifer Falchetta (2011) "Charms, Skinners and Slickstones: The Wilson Collection Documentation Project." Pennsylvania Archaeologist 81(1):58-70.
Prehistoric Human Population Ecology
Wholey, Heather A.(2013) "Archaic Hunter Gatherer Population Ecology: The Middle Atlantic Transect Approach ." Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 29: 147-158.
Wholey, Heather A. (2009) "A Population Approach to the Middle Atlantic Archaic." North American Archaeologist 30(1):1-21.
Archaeology, Landscapes and Environment
Wholey, Heather A. and Thomas D. Shaffer (2014) "Prehistoric Steatite Acquistion and Transport: A Predictive Framework." Archaology of Eastern North America.
Wholey, Heather (2011) "Steatite: A Landscape Perspective." Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology 27:113-120.