April M. Beisaw, Ph.D.


Archaeology is all about people and places and those are my favorite things. As of 2017, I am a tenured professor of anthropology at Vassar College in NY. There I teach the archaeology of North America, topics related to Native America, the practice of forensic anthropology, and local issues in environmental studies.

Archaeology takes me to places near and far - whether excavating at the Home of FDR in Hyde Park or attending a conference in Kirkwall, Scotland. To relax I often take myself for a hike on the Appalachian Trail or on a bike ride through the Hudson Valley.  

Top Left: April in an excavation unit at Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Bottom Left: Students excavation at the Octagon House on the campus of Heidelberg Univeristy in Ohio.

Right: Monument Valley just after a storm. View from an Italian square.  Windmill on the campus of LIU Southampton.

Bottom Right: Top - View from a peak in the Catskills