Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director, Center for Archaeological Research
010 Munroe Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Jay F. Custer, Professor of Anthropology; Director, University of Delaware Center for Archaeological Research (Ph.D., Catholic University of America, 1979). Area specialization: Eastern North America, Middle Atlantic region, Delmarva Peninsula. Pertinent Research Interests: lithic technology systems (production and function), ceramic technology systems (production and function), analysis of the symbolic functions of Native American artifacts within social and ideological cultural systems (special emphasis on ceramic design motifs), experimental archaeological analysis of stone tools and thermally-altered stones (special emphasis on food procurement, processing, and cooking).