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Michele Hayeur Smith

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Research Keywords

  • Archaeology

Research Summary

Michèle Hayeur Smith is an archaeologist with fieldwork experience in Iceland, and North America. Her research interests are in material culture, dress, the body, and gender. Currently she has been working on an NSF funded  research project on gender and the production and circulation of textiles from the Viking Age to the early 19th century. This project, (Rags to Riches: an Archaeological Study of Gender and Textiles in Iceland AD875-AD1800, NSF no. 102316) is examining curated archaeological textiles collections from roughly 26 Icelandic sites and is offering new insights into gender, textile production and trade in and out of Iceland, weaving technologies through time, as well as dress practices throughout the medieval period. This project will hopefully bring women’s lives and women’s roles in the Icelandic economy, household organization, regional politics, and culture into the forefront.


Michele Hayeur Smith's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
300 Tower St
Rhode Island
United States of America

Phone: 401-253-8388

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