August 31, 2020
The Virginia Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce that today marks the official beginning of Dr. Hayden Bassett's tenure as the museum's Assistant Curator of Archaeology! In this role, Dr. Bassett will foster the museum's long tradition of zooarchaeology, while shepherding the program along new avenues, such as studies of enslaved communities in Virginia.
Dr. Bassett holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from William & Mary and comes to the museum after serving as an archaeologist for the United States Department of Defense. As a DOD archaeologist, Dr. Bassett spent the past two years surveying cultural sites from around the world.
Welcome aboard, Dr. Bassett! We look forward to your continued contributions to the VMNH archaeology program!