Shannon Freire
Dr. Shannon FreireMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 407

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3438

Visiting Assistant Professor

Social and Cultural Sciences


Ph.D., 2017 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Courses Taught

Bioarchaeology: Linking Bones and Behavior, Beyond Burials: Death & Science in Archaeology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Evolution & Variation, Human Evolutionary Process, Project Neandertal, Being Human, Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies

Research Interests

Archaeological Mortuary Analysis, Human Osteology, Application of Geochemical Methods to Historic Populations, Ethics of Archaeological Practice, and Law Related to Human Remains

Professional Experience

Historic Archaeology; Cemetery Excavation and Analysis; Iberian Bronze Age; Community Outreach; Cultural Resource Management and THPO; Qualified Burial Excavator and Qualified Skeletal Analyst (Wisconsin Historical Society); Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)


2019    Ethics and Historic Cemeteries: Thoughts and Actions, Forum Co-Chair, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


2019    Exploring Targeted Postmortem Investigative Practices at the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery, Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 


2018    The Red Shoes: Toward a Materialized Relationship Between the Living and the Dead, Session Co-Chair, Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.


2017    Approaches to Sample Selection for Strontium Isotope Testing Within Historic Cemetery  Contexts: An Illustrative Example from the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project, Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas.


2016    Archaeology, Law, and the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project, Midwest Archaeological Conference Annual Meeting, Iowa City, Iowa.

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Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Lalumiere Hall, 340
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-6838

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