Kimberly Pyszka

Courtesy Appointment

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL.


Ph.D., Anthropology (concentration in Historical Archaeology), University of Tennessee
Dissertation: “unto Seynte Paules: Anglican Landscapes and Colonialism in South Carolina.”

M.A., Anthropology (concentration in Historical Archaeology), University of Tennessee

B.S., Anthropology (cum laude), College of Charleston


Research Interests

  • Historical Archaeology (focus on Southeastern U.S.)
  • Landscape Archaeology
  • Frontier Studies
  • Colonialism
  • Archaeology of Sacred Sites
  • Appalachian Studies
  • African Diaspora Archaeology
  • North American Prehistory
  • Southeastern Prehistory


Honors and Awards

Advisory Board Member of the Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2008-2012

Tennessee Association of Museums award for excellence in the permanent exhibit category, for public archaeology exhibit, “Exhibits of the Massengale Homeplace”, based on thesis research, 2011

President and Faculty Representative of the Anthropology Graduate Student Associate, University of Tennessee, 2010-2011

Graduate Senate Representative, University of Tennessee, 2009-2010

Archaeology Representative for the Anthropology Graduate Student Associate, University of Tennessee, 2008-2009

College of Charleston Adjunct Instructor Award, 2007

College of Charleston Outstanding Anthropology Graduate of the Year, 1992

Member, Society of Historical Archaeology

Member, Society of American Archaeology

Member, Southeastern Archaeological Conference

Member, Archaeological Society of South Carolina



Pyszka, Kimberly.  The St. Paul’s Parsonage House and the Social Functions of South Carolina Anglican Parsonages. South Carolina Antiquities.

Pyszka, Kimberly, Nate Fulmer, Maureen Hays, and Kalen McNabb [under review] "…a small but convenient House of Brick”: A Tale of the St. Paul's Parsonage House, Hollywood, South Carolina, USA (submitted to Church Archaeology, April 2012)

Pyszka, Kimberly, 2011 The Massengale Family and other Mountain Folk of Rugby, Tennessee. Tennessee Historical Quarterly 70(1):4-25. 

Pyszka, Kimberly, Maureen Hays, and Scott Harris. 2010 The Archaeology of St. Paul’s Parish Church, Hollywood, SC, USA. Church Archaeology 12:73-80. 

Faulkner, Charles, Jennifer Barber, Brooke Hamby, David Mann, and Kimberly Pyszka, 2004 An Archaeological and Dendrochronological Study of the Marble Springs Barn. Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology 19:15-27.