In Memoriam

Read this tribute to Prof. Beaudry’s legacy: 


Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Gastronomy

Areas of Expertise

Historical and industrial archaeology of the Americas and British Isles; comparative colonialism; culture contact; gender and equity issues in archaeology; the food and foodways; the archaeology of historical households and homelots; documentary archaeology; landscape; ceramic analysis and typologies

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About Professor Beaudry

Mary Beaudry was a historical archaeologist who works in the eastern United States and Caribbean. Her research has been supported and recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Advanced Study at the Winterthur Museum, (Winterthur, Delaware), by the Henderson Senior Fellowship, Boston University Center for the Humanities,, as well as by the J. C. Harrington Award and Medal in Historical Archaeology, presented by the Society for Historical Archaeology for “life-time contributions and dedication to the Historical Archaeology.” She was a member of the editorial advisory boards of Antiquaries Journal, Post-Medieval Archaeology, Vestigios: Revista Latinoamericana de Arqueologia Historica, Public Archaeology and the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology.


Karen Bescherer Metheny and Mary C. Beaudry, editors. The Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD (2015).

Kevin R. Fogle, James A. Nyman, and Mary C. Beaudry, editors. Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households. University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2015).

Mary C. Beaudry and Travis G. Parno, editors, Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement.  Springer, New York (2013).


  • AR 273 Archaeology of the Viking Age
  • AR 891 Contemporary Theory in Archaeology