Associate Professor and Director of Consulting Archaeology Program

Dr. John G. Crock is an archaeologist specializing in pre-Contact northeastern North America and the pre-Columbian Caribbean.  He received his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1989 where his experience as an Anthropology major inspired him to become a professional archaeologist. After conducting cultural resource management archaeology in New England and the Caribbean, he went on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. That same year, John returned to UVM, joined the faculty and also became the Director of UVM’s Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP).

Professor Crock’s research interests include human-environment interaction, maritime adaptation, trade and exchange, the development of inequality, and heritage management.  As Director of CAP, he leads a full-time staff dedicated to helping public and private entities complete archaeological and historic preservation reviews that are required by State and Federal regulations.  Professor Crock regularly teaches Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology, Caribbean Archaeology, and Field Work in Archaeology, along with special topics courses such as Heritage Management: A Global Perspective.

Find out more about the Consulting Archaeology Program.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Archaeology of eastern North America; archaeology of the Circum-Caribbean; heritage management.


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. University of Vermont; Major in Anthropology, Minor in Religion


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111 Delehanty Hall, Trinity Campus

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