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Mark Leone

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Primary Expertise: 
Social Sciences

Mark Leone is professor in the Department of Archaeology and his interests lie in critical theory, as it applies to archaeology and historical archaeology. Leone's research has been featured in the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post and NPR.

Leone has directed Archaeology in Annapolis since 1981, a project focused on promoting better understandings of Annapolis’ diverse past through the interpretation of material culture. As director of this project, Leone also oversees the management of the Archaeology in Annapolis Blog and a searchable online database of the enslaved at the Wye House Plantation, People of Wye House.

Since 2000, Leone has also directed research on Maryland’s Eastern Shore at William Paca’s 1792 plantation on Wye Island, as well as at the Wye House Plantation, where Frederick Douglass was enslaved as a child.

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Arizona
M.A. Anthropology, University of Arizona
B.A. History, Tufts University