Martin earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, New York in 2005. He then went on to work for LGI, Forensic Group (now known as LGI Forensic Engineering, P.C.) as a Senior Evidence Technician and Junior Mechanical Engineer.
Soon after Martin returned to school and earned his Bachelor or Arts in Anthropology from Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY, in 2008. This is where he cemented his love of social organizational theories, human history, and archaeology. With this experience in hand Martin was fortunate enough to be able to spend time working with Dr. David Hurst Thomas and the amazing folks of the Nels Nelson North American Archaeology Lab of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), and afterwards began his graduate studies within the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he currently studies under the guidance of Dr. David Anderson.
Martin has recently concluded a project creating an online database of southeastern United States shell rings, the Late Archaic Shell Rings Repository (LASRR).
He is currently heading excavations with Dr. David G. Anderson at the Topper Site (38AL23) in South Carolina where they are focusing on the Woodland period materials that were uncovered during the 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Archaeological Field School (please visit the "I Dig Topper" facebook page to see the status of the ongoing activities at the Topper Site).
Much of Martin's current focus has been twofold: an examiniation of concepts from anarchism, transegalitarianism, and change within social organizations; and the study of coastal foragers of the Late Archaic and Woodland periods of the North American southeast.
Please visit the Projects page to see both past and current projects.
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