Bard Faculty

Christopher Lindner

Director, Bard Archaeology Field School; Archaeologist in Residence

Academic Program Affiliation(s): American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology Field School, Environmental and Urban Studies


B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., SUNY Albany. He specializes in historical geoarchaeological landscape investigations and experimental use-wear analysis of ancient tools, often with students as assistants in data acquisition. In addition to scientific articles in journals such as Archaeology of Eastern North America, Northeast Anthropology, and Hudson Valley Regional Review, he has edited two collections of scholarly papers, A Northeastern Millennium and A Golden Chronograph for Robert E. Funk. He recently published a chapter, “Guineatown in the Hudson Valley’s Hyde Park,” in Archaeology of Race in the Northeast. He devotes summers to the Bard Archaeology Field School for college, community, and high school students. He maintains ongoing projects at the prehistoric Forest site at Bard, and at the 18th- and 19th-century Parsonage in Germantown. As scientific consultant, he participates in environmental impact studies and planning for protection of cultural resources in the Mid-Hudson Valley. He is past president of the New York Archaeological Council, the state's professional organization, and former president of Hudson River Heritage, the historic preservation group for advocacy and education. At Bard since 1988.


Phone: 845-758-7299
Location: Rose Science Laboratories
Office: 306-307