Education & Professional History
University of Wyoming, BA; University of Florida, MA; University of Pittsburgh, PhD
I am an archaeologist whose research focuses on marginalized labor, power dynamics, social identity, and foodways practices in colonial Peru. I teach courses on archaeological methods, North and South American archaeology, labor and coercion, ancient urbanism, and food/cuisine.
My research in Peru has primarily examined the effects of Spanish enforced colonial policies in South America, such as tribute (taxes) and forced resettlement (reducción) of native populations. In 2017, I began the Trapiche Archaeology Project to study the effects of colonial mining labor in Puno, Peru, excavating isolated work camps (silver refineries) where indigenous laborers were forced to work and process metals for the Spanish colonial government.
At Carleton since 2021.
Archaeological Methods & Lab
Coercion and Exploitation: Material Histories of Labor
Archaeological Methods & Lab
Eating the Americas: 5,000 Years of Food
Archaeology of the Americas
I am an anthropological archaeologist with training in all four fields of anthropology (archaeology, physical, cultural, and linguistic). I am also a historical archaeologist, with interdisciplinary training that touches on history, archival research, environmental studies, health, labor, material culture, archaeology, and the digital humanities.
2021 Kennedy, Sarah A. and S.J. Kelloway. “Application of Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (pXRF) for Identification and Assessment of Heavy Metals in Archaeological Soils.” Advances in Archaeological Practice 9(2):145-159. DOI: http://www.doi.org./10.1017/aap.2020.52.
2021 Kennedy, Sarah A., Kelloway, S.J., and A.J. Kennedy. “Archaeology in the Post-COVID-19 Era: Implementing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Archaeological Sites.” The SAA Archaeological Record 21(3):13-18. http://onlinedigeditions.com/publication/?i=708266.
2020 Kennedy, Sarah A. and S.J. Kelloway. “Identifying Metallurgical Practices at a Colonial Silver Refinery in Puno, Peru, Using Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (pXRF).” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 33. Published online before print. DOI: http://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102568.
2020 VanValkenburgh, P., Kennedy, Sarah A., Rojas Vega, C., and G. Hassler. “El Contrato del Mar: Maritime Subsistence at Carrizales, Zaña Valley, Peru.” Pages 336-396. In Prieto,Gabriel and Daniel Sandweiss, eds. New Perspectives on Andean Maritime Communities. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press.
2019 Kennedy, Sarah A., Chiou, Katherine, and P. VanValkenburgh. “Inside the Reducción: Crafting Colonial Foodways at Carrizales and Mocupe Viejo, Zaña Valley, Peru (1570-1700).” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 23(4):980-1010. DOI: http://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10761-018-0481-2.
2019 Kennedy, Sarah A. and S. M. Norman. “Introduction: Status and Identity in the Imperial Andes.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 23(4):807-815. DOI: http://www.doi.rog/10.1007/s10761-018-0491-0.
2019 Kennedy, Sarah A. and K. Quave. “Identificando contextos domésticos Inka por medio de microartefactos: el sitio de Cheqoq (Maras, Cuzco).” [Identifying Inka Domestic Contexts Through Analysis of Micro Artifacts: The Site of Cheqoq (Maras, Cuzco)]. Qillqana: Revista Arqueológica del Cusco 1(1):42-63. Cusco, Peru.
2019 Quave, K., Kennedy, Sarah A., and Covey, A. “Rural Cuzco Before and After Inka Imperial Conquest: Foodways, Status, and Identity (Maras, Peru).” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 23(4):868-892. DOI: http://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10761-018-0483-0.
2016 Kennedy, Sarah A., and P. VanValkenburgh. “Zooarchaeology and Changing Food Practices at Carrizales, Peru Following the Spanish Invasion.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20(1):73-104. DOI: http://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10761-015-0319-0.
In my free time, I enjoy jogging, hiking, camping, reading, knitting, and gardening. I also love all sports, including baseball and hockey. I currently keep busy with my newborn baby and two cats.