Currently I work with Native American ceramics, focusing on the Great Plains and adjacent U.S. Southwest and the characterization of ceramic pastes (including petrographic analysis). As an anthropological archaeologist, I’m drawn to ceramics because they relate to so many aspects of people’s lives. These include cuisine and food preparation and serving technology; craft learning traditions within families and communities; and use of local resources and movement with a physical and social landscape. Recent projects include ceramics of 17th-century migrants from the northern Rio Grande to western Kansas and an 18th-century Pawnee community.
As of September 2018, Valentine Roux (French National Centre for Scientific Research [CNRS]) and I serve as the editors of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory (https://link.springer.com/journal/10816).
ANTH:1201 World Archaeology
ANTH:2165 Native Peoples of North America
ANTH:2205 Archaeological Methods
ANTH:2216 Foodways and Cuisine in the Past
ANTH:2261 Human Impacts on the Environment
ANTH:3255 Introduction to Archaeological Ceramics
ANTH:3256 Household Archaeology and Anthropology
ANTH:3257 North American Archaeology
ANTH:4995 Honors Research Seminar
ANTH:5201 Seminar: Archaeological Theory and Method