Department of Anthropology

Rachel Hensler

Archaeology Lab Tech (ARP)

Curriculum Vitae: Rachel Hensler (PDF)

Contact Information

Phone: (530) 898-4360

Email: rhensler@csuchico.edu

Office: Plumas 119B

Education

Ph.D., 2018 University of Kentucky

M.A., 2014, University of Kentucky

B.A., 2008, Oglethorpe University

Research Interests

Rachel Hensler is the Archaeology Laboratory Coordinator and Principle Investigator at the Archaeological Research Program. Additionally, she teaches courses in the Department of Anthropology and supervises interns and student assistants in archaeological curation. She has field experience in Northern California, the Great Basin, and throughout the Southeastern United States.

She earned her Ph.D. in 2018 from University of Kentucky where she studied interaction between Native American groups during Spanish Colonization of the Southeastern United States, using pottery as a material manifestation of changing interaction. Research interests include material manifestations of culture contact; European/Euro-America and Native American contact; archaeology of the Southeastern United States; archaeological curation; ceramic analysis, cultural resource management.

Selected Publications

Hensler, Rachel and Victoria G. Dekle

2017: Introduction: Recent Approaches to Pottery and Society in the Southeast. Southeastern Archaeology Vol. 36(2)89-94.

Hensler, Rachel and Victoria G. Dekle (Guest Editors)

2017: Special Edition: Recent Approaches to Pottery and Society in the Southeast. Southeastern Archaeology Vol. 36(2).

Courses Taught

ANTH 112 Society, Time and Archaeology

ANTH 425 Historic Archaeology