Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD, RPA
Research Archaeologist

PhD in Archaeology, Greenwich University, 1998
(mentor, Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, former State Archaeologist of Connecticut)

Dictionary of Artifacts, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2007
The Archaeologistís Fieldwork Companion, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology, Springer, 2000

Fieldwork Experience:
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez, CO (field school)
Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT (Stuart Reeve and Harold Juli, archaeologists) 2 seasons
Friends of the Office of State Archaeology (Nick Bellantoni, archaeologist) 10 seasons+
Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford, CT (Harold Juli, Thomas Tartaron, Marcello Canuto, archaeologists)  3 seasons
Hyland House, Guilford, CT (Jim Powers, archaeologist)
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA (Ed Hood, archaeologist) 2 seasons
Randallís Ordinary, Stonington, CT (Kevin McBride, archaeologist)
Thomas Griswold House, Guilford, CT (Jim Powers, archaeologist)

Laboratory and Museum Collections Experience:
Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT
Essex Historical Society, Essex, CT
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mashantucket, CT
Yale Archaeological Studies Laboratory, New Haven, CT

Association Memberships:  Friends of the Office of State Archaeology, Archaeological Institute of America, Society for American Archaeology

Certification:  Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA)

See also Reference Wordsmith and Things to be Happy About.

About Archaeology Wordsmith

Archaeology Wordsmith offers help in assembling, writing, editing, and publishing archaeological research. Archaeology Wordsmith can: 

  • assemble, edit, type, write papers and reports
  • input data into word processing, database, or spreadsheet format
  • edit and write archaeology books, including biography and reference
  • do library and records research
  • assist publication of research results and data

 Archaeology Wordsmith is run by Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer, who has a PhD in Archaeology from Greenwich University, where her doctoral dissertation was a 7,000-headword Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology. She also has an MPhil and PhD in linguistics, has worked as a lexicographer for 40+ years, and is the author of more than 70 books. Dr. Kipfer has extremely strong skills in writing and linguistics, computer applications, and research and data compilation over the full range of archaeological terminology and theory.

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