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Cheryl Claassen (PhD, Harvard 1982) has written about landscape and ritual over several decades. Recent works include Religion in Sixteenth Century Mexico (2022) with Laura Ammon, Native American Landscapes: An Engendered Perspective (2017), Beliefs and Rituals in Ancient Eastern North America (2015) and Feasting with Shellfish: Archaic Rituals and Landscape (2010). Other research addresses the history of shell buttons, analytical techniques for archaeological shell and gender in the American past. She is Research Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA.