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Jane Baxter

​Jane Baxter received her BA from Boston University with a dual major in Archaeological Studies and Anthropology. She received her MA and PhD in Anthropology from the University of Michigan, where she wrote her dissertation on the archaeology of childhood in nineteenth-century America. While archaeology has taken her around the globe, her own research interests are centered on historical archaeology in the United States, with a particular focus on 19th century urban life. Dr. Baxter came to DePaul in 2000, and is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award from DePaul. Dr. Baxter offers classes in prehistoric and historical archaeology, material culture studies, and in the field school in urban historical archaeology, as well as co-directing the Bahamas Study Abroad Program with John Burton. For the American Studies Program, Dr. Baxter teaches AMS 250: The Material Culture of Modern America, and crosslists two courses with AMS and Anthropology: ANT 358: The Archeology of Cities and ANT 390: The Archeology of Death.​