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Charles Fithian

Lecturer in Anthropology
  • M.A., Salisbury University, 2006
  • B.A., Salisbury State College, 1977
  • A.A., Wesley College, 1974
Research Spotlight
  • Archaeology of Colonial and Revolutionary America, and Early American Republic
  • Historical Archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Conflict Archaeology
  • Anthropology of Military and Naval Organizations
  • Seafaring and Maritime Cultures
  • Archaeology and History of the Atlantic World
  • Experimental Archaeology/Living History
  • Material Culture Studies
  • British History
  • Archaeology of His Majesty’s Sloop of War DeBraak
  • 1814 Weather Notebook of John Fisher
  • War of 1812 in the Mid-Atlantic Region


  • Marine Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Introduction to Environmental Anthropology
Professional Experience
  • Curator of Archaeology, Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, 1986-2014
  • Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland: Interpreter, 1981; Archaeologist, 1982-1986
  • Began working in archaeology in 1977

I enjoy diving, sailing, kayaking, birding, hiking, reading, and traveling