UMass Boston

David Landon

Assoc Dir & Sr. Scientist
McCormack Hall Floor 03

Areas of Expertise

Archaeology of historic and industrial sites, environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, and archaeological science


PhD Boston University

Additional Information

David Landon is the Associate Director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UMass Boston. He received his PhD in 1991 from Boston University. Landon came to UMass Boston in 2000 from Michigan Technological University, where he was an Associate Professor. During 1997-98 he was a Research Fellow in the Archaeobiology Laboratory of the Smithsonian Institution. Landon’s research interests are the archaeology of historic and industrial period sites, environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, and archaeological science. Landon has published in more than a dozen journals including Historical Archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Science, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, IA: Journal of the Society for Industrial Archaeology, and Journal of Wildlife Management. He has received over $400,000 in funding for projects supported by the National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Smithsonian, and other government and private sources. Landon is currently the editor of Northeast Historical Archaeology, which is published out of UMass Boston.

He also teaches courses and advises students in the Historical Archaeology Graduate (M.A.) Program.