Kurt Springs

Adjunct Faculty
Kurt Springs headshot

Professor Springs has lived much of his life in New Hampshire.

He worked in the industry up until the late 1990s when he decided to indulge his interest in archaeology. He currently teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester and Manchester Community College.

Education

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A., Literature, National University of Ireland in Galway
  • M.L.A., Anthropology and Archaeology, Harvard University Extension School
  • B.A., Mathematics, Saint Anselm College

Professor Springs received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2010. His dissertation was entitled: Continuity of Identity and Landscape: Court Tombs and Wedge Tombs in Northwest Ireland. He received a Master of Literature in 2003 from the National University of Ireland, Galway in archaeology: His thesis was entitled The Landscape Contexts of Wedge Tombs in North-West Ireland. He received his Master of Liberal Arts in 2000 from the Harvard University Extension School in anthropology and Archaeology. His thesis was entitled The Use of Convex Scrapers During the Beaker Period in Ireland at Settlement I, Roughan Hill in the Burren. He received his Batchelor of Arts in Mathematics from Saint Anselm College. 

Courses Taught

  • Global Perspectives on the Human Condition: An Introduction to Anthropology
  • Broken Pots and Buried Cities: Adventures in Archaeology

Selected Publications

  • Landscape and Identity: Archaeology and Human Geography (ed) British Archaeological Report International Series 2709. Professor Springs contributed the introductory chapter "Introduction to Landscape and Identity" and "The Contiguity of Court Tombs and Wedge Tombs: Implications for the Continuity of Megalithic Tombs in Northwest Ireland.
  • He contributed the chapter "Wedge Tombs and Landscape Context in Northwest Ireland" in the edited volume Space—Archaeology's Final Frontier? An Intercontinental Approach, edited by Roderick B Salisbury and Dusting Keeler and Published by Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • He has also published two science fiction novels through the now-defunct Tate Publish and Enterprises. Price of Vengeance and Promise of Mercy.

Courses

  • ANTH411W Global Perspectives: Introduction to  Anthropology
  • ANTH412 Broken Pots and Buried Cities: Adventures in Archaeology

Research Interests

  • Neolithic
  • Bronze Age Ireland

Grants

  • Baldy Center Research Grant (SUNY Buffalo): Comparative Heritage Laws for Ontario and New York Speakers Bureau