Rebecca Yamin

Rebecca Yamin is a historical archaeologist specializing in urban archaeology. She began her work with the Federal Courthouse site in Lower Manhattan that was once part of the notorious Five Points neighborhood. She has also excavated and analyzed sites in New York, New Jersey, and West Virginia, as well as many sites in Philadelphia as the director of John Milner Associates’ branch office. In addition to her work at John Milner Associates, Dr. Yamin has worked in the academic, museum, and CRM spheres. She is a member of a group of archaeologists who use narrative approaches to interpreting archaeological results, an approach she first developed for the Five Points report. She is the co-editor of Landscape Archaeology, Reading and Interpreting the American Historical Landscape and the author of Digging in the City of Brotherly Love, Stories from Philadelphia Archaeology. She has also published and lectured widely on the Five Points project. Dr Yamin now works as an independent consultant and is writing a book on the archaeology of prostitution. She holds a BA degree in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and MA and Ph.D. degrees from New York University.