Mary C. Beaudry

Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology

  • Title Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Office Room 351B
  • Phone (617) 358-1650
  • Education Ph.D., Brown University, 1980

With great regret, we announce the death of Mary Beaudry on October 20, 2020. Please contact Program administration with any questions.

Curriculum Vitae

Websites page
Research website

Areas of Interest

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


James A. Nyman, Kevin R. Fogle, and Mary C. Beaudry, editors. The Historical Archaeology of Shadow and Intimate Economies. University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2019).

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).

Mary C. Beaudry and James Symonds, editors, Interpreting the Early Modern World: Transatlantic Perspectives. Springer, New York (2010).

Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2010).

Mary C. Beaudry, Findings: The Material Culture of Needlework and Sewing. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT (2006).

Dan Hicks and Mary C. Beaudry, editors, The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2006).

Stephen A. Mrozowski, Grace H. Ziesing, and Mary C. Beaudry, ‘Living on the Boott’: Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, Massachusetts. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst (1996).

Anne Elizabeth Yentsch and Mary C. Beaudry, editors, The Art and Mystery of Historical Archaeology: Essays in Honor of James Deetz. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (1992).

Mary C. Beaudry, editor, Documentary Archaeology in the New World. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1988, issued in softcover 1992).

Awards and Honors

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Advanced Study, Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware, 2016, 2001, 1994–1995.

Henderson Senior Fellowship, Boston University Center for the Humanities, 2016, 2006.

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,” 11 January 2013.

Member, Editorial Advisory Boards

Antiquaries Journal
Archaeology of Food & Foodways

Post-Medieval Archaeology
Vestigios: Revista Latinoamericana de Arqueologia Historica
Public Archaeology
Journal of Contemporary Archaeology


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