Professional Bio

Degrees
  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2013
  • M.A., Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2009
  • B.A., University of South Carolina, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • American Anthropological Association General Anthropology Division, Sub-Committee Communications Director & Editor for Anthropology New GAD Column
  • Society for Historical Archaeology
  • Society for American Archaeology

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Historical Archaeology
African Diaspora
Policitcal Violence
GIS

 Recent Publications

Norton, Holly (2014) The Consequences of Rebellion: The 1733 St. Jan Rebellion and the Establishment of a Danish St. Croix. In Archaeology and the Limits of Tyranny. Delle, James, (ed). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Pertermann, Dana and Holly Norton (Co-Editors) (In Press) American Conflict, American Revolution: The Archaeology of Engagement. Austin: Texas A&M Press.

Norton, Holly (In Press) Introduction. In American Conflict, American Revolution: The Archaeology of Engagement. Pertermann, Dana and Holly Norton (eds). Austin: Texas A&M Press.

Norton, Holly (In Press) Grannies Quarter Creek: Landscape of Revolutionary Conflict in Colonial South Carolina. In American Conflict, American Revolution: The Archaeology of Engagement. Pertermann, Dana and Holly Norton (eds). Austin: Texas A&M Press.

Witt, Thomas, Kathleen Corbett, Holly Norton and James Steely (2013) The History of Agriculture in South Dakota: Components for a Fully Developed Historic Context. Prepared for the South Dakota State Historic Preservation Office by SWCA, Inc.

Recent Presentations

Norton, Holly (August 2013) Invited Speaker Colorado Archaeological Society, Denver Chapter. “Historical Archaeology in the United States Virgin Islands.” Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Colorado

Norton, Holly (November 2011) Invited Speaker Department of Humanities and Foreign Languages, Girard College, Pennsylvania. “The Peopling of the Americas” and “The 1733 St. Jan Slave Revolution.” Via Skype.com

Norton, Holly (November 2012) Invited Discussant: Education and Inclusivity in the Anthropological Classroom, Special Session. Annual Meeting for the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.

Norton, Holly (January 2011) Rebellion and Material Culture. Paper presented in Special Session: "Conflict Archaeology and the Archaeology of Revolution: the Battle of San Jacinto, Paoli, and Others" co-chaired by Dana Pertermann and Holly Norton. Presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Historical Archaeology, Austin, Texas.

Moyers, Dave and Holly Norton (October 2010) Poster: Elemental Analysis of Bricks from the Peter McCutcheon House, Albany County, NY. Co-authored with David Moyer. Presented October 30th at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, Lancaster Pennsylvania.

Norton, Holly (January 2010) Invoking Violence: The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting the 1733 St. Jan Slave Rebellion. Paper Presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Historical Archaeology, Amelia Island, Florida.
*This paper received an honorable mention for the 2010 SHA Student Paper Prize

Norton, Holly (January 2009) Creolization and Eventful Archaeology. Paper Presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Historical Archaeology, Toronto, Canada.

Awards & Recognition

Awards
  • 2013: All-Dissertation Doctoral Prize in Anthropology, Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York
  • 2011: Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University Graduate School, Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York