DegreesBoston University, Ph.D.
Bristol College, M.A.
College of William & Mary, B.A.
ExpertiseHistorical archaeology; anthropology; material culture; heritage and museum studies; agrarian communities; memory and identity; New England archaeology; colonialism; contemporary archaeology; graffiti studies; smuggling and illegal trade; Caribbean archaeology.
ProfileTravis Parno is a historical archaeologist specializing in the colonization and recent history of the eastern United States and Caribbean. His doctoral research focused on the Fairbanks House (c.1641) in Dedham, Massachusetts. Travis studied both the rich occupational history of the house, which is regularly touted as the oldest timber-framed house in North America, and the building's function as a heritage museum. His current research investigates how Fairbanks family members' identities were renegotiated on multiple scales following the scandal and tragedy of the 1801 Jason Fairbanks murder trial. Travis is also exploring the relationship between time, archaeological practice, and cultural heritage at local house museums.
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Beaudry, Mary C., Parno, Travis Gordon. "Archaeologies of mobility: Crossing boundaries in space and time." Vestigios Forthcoming. Forthcoming (2014): n.p.. (forthcoming)
Parno, Travis Gordon. "Research notes: modeling St. Peter's Church." Post-Medieval Archaeology 45. 1 (2011): 218-220. (forthcoming)
Beaudry, Mary C., Parno, Travis Gordon, ed. Archaeologies of mobility and movement. First ed. New York: Springer, 2013.
Beaudry, Mary C., Parno, Travis Gordon. "Introduction: mobilities in historical and contemporary archaeology." Archaeologies of mobility and movement. First ed. vol. 1 Ed. Mary C. Beaudry and Travis G. Parno. New York: Springer, 2013. 1-14.
Parno, Travis Gordon, Fortenberry, Brent. "Catholic artifacts in a Protestant landscape: a multi-vocal approach to the religiosity of Jamestown's colonists." Historical archaeologies of cognition: explorations into faith, hope, and charity. First ed. vol. 1 Ed. James Symonds, Jeff Oliver, and Anna Babcock. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing, 2013. 15–27.
Parno, Travis Gordon. "Historical montage: an approach to material aesthetics at historic house sites." Archaeologies of mobility and movement. First ed. vol. 1 Ed. Mary C. Beaudry and Travis G. Parno. New York: Springer, 2013. 199–216.
Parno, Travis Gordon. "Snapshots of history and the nature of the archaeological image." Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 6. 1 (2010): 115–137.
Parno, Travis Gordon. "‛What the Frak is F**k?’: a thematic reading of the graffiti of Bristol." Wild signs: inscribing society. First ed. vol. 1 Ed. Jeff Oliver and Tim Neal. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2010. 61–70.