Gund Affiliate, Associate Professor, UVM Department of Anthropology

John G. Crock, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont and the Director of the UVM Consulting Archaeology Program (CAP).  He received his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Anthropologyfrom the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Crock’s research focuses on human- environment interaction in the archaeological record of northeastern North America and the Caribbean. His research interests include reconstructing past networks of trade and exchange, the variability of maritime adaptations through time, and the development of social inequality.

As CAP Director, he leads cultural resource management studies in Vermont, required by State and Federal regulations and manages a full-time staff of archaeologists and historic preservationists. He also stays active in Caribbean archaeology, including on Anguilla where he conducts field work and supports local heritage management efforts. Crock currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology.


  • 2017 Early and Middle Paleoindian Settlement Patterns and the Late Pleistocene Environment along the Champlain Sea.  Francis Robinson, IV, John G. Crock and Wetherbee Dorshow.  PaleoAmerica. DOI=10.1080/20555563.2017.1380997
  • 2017 "Marineness," the Underwater Seascape and Variability in Maritime Adaptations in the Late Ceramic Age Northern Lesser Antilles. John G. Crock, Nanny Carder and Wetherbee Dorshow. Environmental Archaeology. DOI=10.1080/14614103.2017.1345468
  • 2012 Maritime Mountaineers: Paleoindian Settlement Patterns on the West Coast of New England.  John G. Crock and Francis W. Robinson, IV.  In Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast, edited by Claude Chapdelaine, pp. 43-76.  Texas A&M University Press.
  • 2012 A Pre-Columbian Fisheries Baseline from the Caribbean. Nanny Carder and John G. Crock. Journal of Archaeological Science. 39(10):3115-3124.
  • 2011 Diet and Rank in a Caribbean Maritime Society.  John G. Crock and Nanny Carder.  Latin American Antiquity 22(4):1-22.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Anthropology, archaeology, Caribbean, Native American, Amerindian


  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Vermont


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Office Location:

111 Delehanty Hall, Trinity Campus