Dr. JW  Joseph

Dr. JW Joseph


J. W. (Joe) Joseph holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of South Carolina and a M.A. in American Civilization and PhD in Historical Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. He studied and worked with notable historical archaeologists Stanley South and Leland Ferguson at the University of South Carolina and Robert Schuyler at the University of Pennsylvania, all three of who are recipients of the Society for Historical Archaeology’s prestigious Harrington Award. Dr. Joseph was hired as an archaeological field technician upon graduating high school and has worked in compliance archaeology for the past 40 years. A principal with the cultural resource management firm New South Associates and the President of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Dr. Joseph specializes in the archaeology of the African American past.