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Danielle Silverman

Graduate Student

Anthropology, Archaeology


I am an archaeologist with a focus on identifying networks of religious and ritual exchange in South and Southeast Asia. My current research interests include understanding the networks of transmission of Buddhism into mainland Southeast Asia, the archaeological visibility of the shift from Mahayana to Theravada practice in the Khmer Empire, and the development of new methodologies in providing visibility to activities of pilgrimage and religious movement and convergence

Selected Grants

University of Wisconsin-Madison, SEASSI Tuition Scholarship, 2022

University of Wisconsin-Madison, SEASSI Institutional Scholarship, 2022

University of Illinois at Chicago, Blitz Award, 2022

University of Illinois at Chicago, University Fellowship, 2021

St John’s College, St John’s College Learning and Research Grant, 2019

Selected Publications

Silverman, D. N. (2019). How can we Assess the Archaeological Visibility of Pilgrimage Activity through Ritual Material Culture in the Hinterland of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka? [Unpublished MPhil dissertation]. University of Cambridge.

Silverman, D. N. (2019). The Excavations of Polonnaruva: The Impact of Socio-Political Interpretation. The Post Hole, 53: 3-14.

Silverman, D. N. (2018). Assessment of the Archaeological Visibility of Khmer Arogayasala Utilising Comparative Data [Unpublished BA dissertation]. Durham University.


MPhil in South Asian Archaeology, University of Cambridge 2020
BA in Archaeology, Durham University 2018

Professional Memberships

Registered Professional Archaeologist, RPA ID # 4615
Society for American Archaeology