Dr. Jess Robinson has been selected to serve as Vermont’s new State Archaeologist. He is the second State Archaeologist to serve Vermont, since the General Assembly established the position in 1976. Jess replaces Giovanna Peebles, who retired after 38 years of service to the State.
Dr. Robinson has 15 years of experience in Vermont, working as an archaeologist in both regulatory and academic settings. He is a PhD candidate at the University at Albany-SUNY, having received Masters Degrees in Anthropology and English. His graduate work has focused on Vermont’s Native history, examining several lesser-known periods and sites in our archaeological past. He has has published numerous articles and book chapters on the archaeology of Vermont and the Northeastern region, presenting his findings at local, regional, national and international conferences. He has taught classes at the University of Vermont and Johnson State College, and has mentored students in various capacities