Christina Friberg

Assistant Curator of North American Anthropology

Negaunee Integrative Research Center
Science Focus

    I am a North American archaeologist and specialist in precolonial Native American societies in the Midwest and Southeast. My research focuses on the broader impacts of complex non-state societies on outlying communities, and the impacts of endemic warfare on daily life.

    I am the author of The Making of Mississippian Tradition (University Press of Florida, 2020)

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    Education and Work

    • PhD. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018
    • M.A. Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
    • A.B. Anthropology, Vassar College, 2006

    Current Research and Faculty Appointments

    • Assistant Curator, Field Museum of Natural History
    • Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago