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Elizabeth Tarulis

Ph.D. Student


Preferred pronouns: she/her

Subdiscipline: Archaeology


Elizabeth Tarulis grew up in Fredericksburg, VA. She earned her B.A. in Archaeology from Cornell University in 2015, and her M.A. in Historical Archaeology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2020. Her thesis, entitled “’We may have profitable commerce and trade together’: An Analysis of 17th-Century Ceramics in Plymouth Colony”, looked at trade networks using ceramics from Burial Hill, the Allerton/Prence/Cushman Site, and the Alden First Home Site.

Elizabeth is now working on her PhD in Archaeology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a recipient of the 2020-2021 J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship. Her research interests include historical archaeology of the Northeast and Chesapeake, colonialism, material culture, and public interpretation.

Curriculum Vitae


Historical archaeology, colonialism, trade, material culture, public archaeology and interpretation


M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston. Historical Archaeology. 2020.

  • Thesis: "We may have profitable commerce and trade together": An analysis of 17th-century ceramics in Plymouth Colony


B.A., Cornell University. Archaeology. 2015.

Professional Service

Society of Historical Archaeology

Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference

Awards and Recognitions

2020-2021 J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship

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