Corey McQuinn

MA (SUNY at Albany)
Archaeologist and outreach specialist, New South Associates, Inc.
PopAnth Author

Corey is PopAnth's Section Editor for Archaeology. He is an archaeologist and outreach specialist with New South Associates, Inc. in Stone Mountain, GA, but much of his 15 years of experience comes from working in the Northeastern United States on historic sites. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Ithaca College in New York State and his Masters of Arts in Anthropology at the University at Albany.

As a cultural resource manager, Corey's experience covers thousands of years of North American humanity, from Late Woodland period encampments to 18th-century cemeteries for enslaved Africans and Native Americans to early 20th-century shirt and collar factories. He also helps to manage the Society for Georgia Archaeology’s ArchaeoBus program and provides other educational outreach opportunities for local schools. Corey blogs at A Complicated Past about archaeology and history and their application to our modern world, as well as ruminating on the odd found object or two.


PopAnth Articles

The politics of migrant material culture

The politics of migrant material culture

Humans share a short list of must-haves: food, shelter, love. But archaeological data around the world suggest another uniquely human need that we tend to forget (unless you are an archaeologist): trash disposal.Read on »


Free Love is a Battlefield

Free Love is a Battlefield

Music festivals and battlefields have a lot in common. They're rapid events, take place in open fields, and deposit trash. But just as interesting are the artefacts and experiences that don't survive for future archaeologists to find.Read on »


PopAnth Reviews

The Making of Home

The Making of Home

If you are reading this article at home, take a look around you and see if you can tell what makes this place home. Chances are, there are a dozen objects—furniture, decorations, architectural features—that would be conspicuous in their absence, yet you probably take them for granted.Read on »