Graduate Assistant; Environment, Technology and Economy
Madeline Laub is a historical archaeologist who graduated from the University of Maryland (UMD) in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and a minor in geographic information sciences (or GIS). She is an alumna of the Media, Self and Society Scholars program.
Laub's experience in the field of archaeology has been focused primarily in her home state of Pennsylvania and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She worked in Trappe, Pa., at a Pennsylvania German site called The Speaker’s House. This site was the home of the first speaker of the House of Representatives, Frederick Muhlenberg. She also participated in the Archaeology in Annapolis field school in Easton, Md., both as a student and an instructor. This public archaeology field school focuses on one of the earliest free African American communities in the country.
Laub is interested in understanding how people in the past interacted with their environment in order to understand how people have historically used the land. She returned to UMD for graduate school and is pursing a master’s degree in applied anthropology. She looks forward to working with the ETE Scholars program this year.