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Cassandra Apuzzo

Cassandra Apuzzo

Graduate Student // Anthropology

Teaching Assistant // Anthropology

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Room: STON B9

Office hours: Spring 2023 Wednesday 9:30-11:30am, STON B9




Cassie Apuzzo is a current master’s student in the Department of Anthropology. Her research aims to understand more about impacts of colonial blacksmithing processes within the Midwestern United States during the 18th century. Cassie’s research focuses on analyzing waste artifacts from pyrotechnological activities which occurred at Fort Ouiatenon. Fort Ouiatenon, built in 1717, was the first French fur trade post established in present day Indiana. Cassie is using a combination of analytical methods to identify characteristics within a sample of waste artifacts from pyrotechnical activities, in an effort to reconstruct blacksmithing and other metallurgical activities at the Fort. Her research aims to understand more about metalworking activities within Fort Ouiatenon, as well as the impacts of colonial metallurgical processes within the Midwest region during the 18th century

Research Interests: Historical archaeology, Archaeometallurgy, French Fur Trade, Archaeometry, Public Engagement