Veronica Peterson, Archaeologist
I am a PhD student in anthropology at Harvard University studying foodways and the historical archaeology of the Chinese Diaspora. In other words, I combine archival research, oral history, and archaeological science to look at choices and changes in how people eat as they move around the world.
Although I love to dig, I work mostly with existing collections. Some projects I am involved with include the Cangdong Village Project, Arboretum Chinese Labor Quarters Site, and Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project. See a full list of current and former projects here.
Formerly in trust and investment management. Bird lover. All illustrations were drawn by my grandmother, Zhang Qi.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Peterson, Veronica 2019
“Remembering the Forgotten Chinese Railroad Workers: Archaeologists help modern descendants of Chinese railroad laborers commemorate their ancestors” in SAPIENS.
- Peterson, Veronica 2020
“Community Collaboration is Commemoration at the Arboretum Chinese Labor Quarters” presented at the 2020 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Boston, MA.