Holly Norton

State Archaeologist, Deputy State Historian Preservation Officer

Dr. Norton received her BA in anthropology from the University of South Carolina, and an MA and Ph.D. from Syracuse University in anthropology with her dissertation “Estate by Estate: The Landscape of the 1733 St. Jan Slave Rebellion.” She has worked as an archaeologist conducting both prehistoric and historical archaeological investigations, as well as historical architectural surveys, for a variety of state and federal agencies and private environmental firms, including the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the National Park Service. Norton currently serves as the Colorado State Archaeologist and the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer at History Colorado where she focuses on a variety of regulatory issues including the Section 106 process.  

Photo of a woman sitting in a chair. She is wearing a black shirt with a gray jacket. She is not wearing any visible jewelry, but wears fashionable black cateye eyeglasses, and has her hair pulled back away from her face. Behind her are two sizeable green leafed plants, and on the wall hang two pieces of artwork that are brightly colored.
Holly Norton