Kaitlyn Davis (MA Anthropology, 2017 University of Colorado Boulder) is an archaeology PhD student focusing on the Pueblo Southwest. Her advisor is Dr. Catherine Cameron. Her interests include frontiers and borders, particularly trade interaction processes, and transitions in settlement patterns and landscape use that occurred in the Pueblo Southwest. Kaitlyn’s master’s thesis topic centers on Plains-Pueblo interaction in the protohistoric period, and analyzes how trade and interregional interactions were mediated between these groups, in part through the examination of pipes and smoking materials used in these interactions at pueblos in the Northern Rio Grande area of New Mexico. Her previous research includes survey work of Archaic-to-Woodland transition Native American sites in the Michiana area, excavation work at Irish American immigrant settlements in Michigan, paleoethnobotanical lab analyses, and archaeological projects in Arizona and New Mexico.
Kaitlyn was awarded a SAROI Fellowship for the 2021-22 Year.