Molly Bleyhl

Molly Bleyhl

Degree Program: Ph.D.

About Molly Bleyhl

Molly attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. Prior to starting graduate school, Molly helped to excavate two sites in Wisconsin and interned at the Anoka County Historical Society in Minnesota where she created classroom activities and public exhibits showcasing Minnesota archaeology. Molly is currently a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology and is fascinated by the Hopewell Tradition of the Middle Woodland period (200 BC – AD 500) in the Midwest. She is particularly interested in the Mann site, located in southern Indiana. Using microwear analysis, Molly’s current research centers on how, and in what activities, stone bladelets were utilized in order to answer questions about the production, procurement, and exchange of those bladelets in the past. Apart from her research interests, Molly has been involved with the Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) throughout her graduate career, serving both as President (2017-18) and Treasurer (2018-19). Molly has also been involved with teaching since 2014, both in the field as a field school supervisor and in the classroom as a teaching assistant. Currently, Molly is employed as a Graduate Assistant for NAGPRA.