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Martin P. Walker

Ph.D. Student


Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Potsdam, New York and then relocated back to New York City in 1992 to Bronx, New York where he then graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 2001. He next graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. After working for two years as an engineer he returned to school and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Anthropology from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York. He then spent two years working with the Nels Nelson North American Archaeology Laboratory at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

In the summer of 2010, he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and began graduate school at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and in the spring of 2016 was awarded his Master’s of Arts Degree in Anthropology. He is a member of the Society for American Archaeology, Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Archaeological Institute of America, Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology, the Order of the Engineer, UTK Graduate Student Senate, and UTK Anthropology Graduate Student Association.



Anarchism and social organization theories, archaeometry, chronological hygiene and chronometric methods, coastal archaeology, database creation/management/use, geoarchaeology, GIS applications, Holocene environments, human-environment interactions, remote sensing, shell rings, social geography, southeastern archaeology, statistical modelling


M.A. Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016

  • Thesis: Tracking Trajectories: Charting Changes of Late Archaic Shell Ring Formation and Use

B.A. Anthropology, Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY, New York City, 2008

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College, New York City, 2005

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