Kathryn (Kate) Frederick

  • PhD Candidate


E-33 McDonel Hall

Twitter: @FrederickKate

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/kate-kathryn-frederick/65/397/a46/

Curriculum vitae

Research Interests

  • Great Lakes Prehistoric Archaeology
  • Hunter-Gatherers
  • Food Storage (cache pits)
  • Experimental Archaeology
  • Risk Management
  • Public Archaeology

Biographical Info

I am a graduate student studying anthropology at Michigan State University with a focus on Great Lakes Archaeology. I have a particular interest in hunter-gatherer food storage and its role in risk management, decision making, and nutrition. Additionally, my current experimental archaeology project is testing the efficiency of subterranean food storage pits by accurately recreating storage and processing techniques used by hunter-gatherers. Currently, I’m the Campus Archaeologist for the MSU Campus Archaeology Program (http://campusarch.msu.edu/). This position allows me to work with multiple departments across the University to mitigate and protect the archaeological resources on MSU’s campus.


Howey, Meghan and Kathryn Frederick. Immovable Food Storage Facilities, Knowledge, and Landscape in Non-Sedentary Societies: Perspectives from Northern Michigan. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Vol. 42 June 2016