Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2011
B.A. University of Michigan, 2003
- Archaeology and ethnography of the American Southwest
- Landscape and human-environment interactions
- Indigenous archaeologies
- Cosmology and religion
- Ceramic analysis
- Public education and archaeology
My interests focus on integrating archaeology, oral history, ethnography, and historical documents to understand the development of worldview and society. My research focuses on Pueblo communities in northern New Mexico. Recently I've addressed migration, ethnogenesis, colonial encounters, and the challenges and opportunities of contemporary collaborative archaeology.
My research projects also attempt to integrate undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to work in New Mexico, I conducted survey and excavation in northern Arizona, as well as eastern Europe.
2020 Tewa Worlds: An Archaeological History of Being and Becoming in the Pueblo Southwest. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
2019 The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (edited with Robert W. Preucel)
2019 Tewa Origins and Middle Places. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by Samuel Duwe and Robert W. Preucel, pp. 96-123. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (with Patrick Cruz)
2019 Engaging with Pueblo Movement: An Introduction. In The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by Samuel Duwe and Robert W. Preucel, pp. 1-33. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (with Robert W. Preucel)
2019 The Economics of Becoming: Population Coalescence and the Production and Distribution of Ancestral Tewa Pottery. In Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy, edited by Scott G. Ortman, pp. 104-118. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, no. 80. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
2017 A Bird’s-Eye View of Proto-Tewa Subsistence Agriculture: Making the Case for Floodplain Farming in the Ohkay Owingeh Homeland, New Mexico. American Antiquity 82(2):397-413. (with B. Sunday Eiselt, J. Andrew Darling, Mark Willis, Chester Walker, William Hudspeth, and Leslie Reeder-Meyers)
2016 Cupules and the Creation of the Tewa Pueblo World. Journal of Lithic Studies 3(3).
2016 The Pueblo Decomposition Model: A Method for Quantifying Architectural Rubble to Estimate Population Size. Journal of Archaeological Science 65:20-31. (with B. Sunday Eiselt, J. Andrew Darling, Mark D. Willis, and Chester Walker)
2013 Ecological Uncertainty and Organizational Flexibility on the Prehispanic Tewa Landscape: Notes from the Northern Frontier. In Mountain and Valley: Understanding Past Land Use in the Northern Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, edited by Bradley J. Vierra, pp. 95-112. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. (with Kurt F. Anschuetz)