This community features scholarly work by faculty members in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University.

Collections in this community

  • Andrefsky, William, Jr.

    This collection features research by William (Bill) Andrefsky, professor in the Department of Anthropology and Dean of the Graduate School at Washington State University
  • Bodley, John H.

    This collection features research by John Bodley, professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University.
  • Cassaniti, Julia

    This collection features scholarly research by Julia Cassaniti, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University.
  • D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade

    This collection features scholarly work by Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, assistant professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Duff, Andrew I.

    This collection features scholarly work by Andrew I. Duff, professor and chair for the department of anthropology at Washington State University.
  • Kemp, Brian M.

    This collection features scholarly work by Brian M. Kemp, associate professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Kohler, Timothy A.

    This collection features work by Tim A. Kohler, professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Lipe, William D.

    This collection features research by William D. Lipe, Professor Emeritus in the Anthropology Department at Washington State University.
  • Mageo, Jeannette Marie

    This collection features scholarly work by Jeannette Marie Mageo, professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Monroe, Cara

    This collection features scholarly work by Cara Monroe, a clinical faculty member in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Premo, Luke

    This collection features scholarly work by Luke Premo, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University.
  • Quinlan, Marsha Bogar

    This collection features scholarly work by Marsha Quinlan, associate professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Thornton, Erin Kennedy

    This collection features scholarly work by Erin Thornton, a professor in the anthropology department at Washington State University.
  • Tushingham, Shannon

    This collection features scholarly work by Shannon Tushingham, assistant director of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University.

Recent Submissions

  • Quantifying Household Inequality in Early Pueblo Villages 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Higgins, Rebecca (University of Chicago Press, 2016-10)
    The rapid rise of the “Chaco phenomenon” in northern New Mexico in the ninth century AD invites a search for either historical precursors or generative processes that might have explanatory utility. We analyze one candidate ...
  • Too Many Turkeys?? 

    Lipe, William D. (3/15/2016 )
    This PowerPoint presentation was delivered March 15, 2016, at Verde Valley Archaeology Center in Camp Verde, AZ. It poses the question "Did raising extra corn for turkeys put too much stress on Pueblo farming in the AD 1200s?"
  • Too Many Turkeys?? 

    Lipe, William D.; Ellyson, Laura; Matson, R. G.; Lyle, Robin (3/1/2016 0)
    This PowerPoint presentation was delivered in March 2016 at the Society of Ethnobiology meetings in Tucson, AZ. The presentation has various goals, including: Describe increase in turkeys and decrease in artioodactyls in ...
  • Exploration and exploitation in the macrohistory of the pre-Hispanic Pueblo Southwest 

    Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Rush, Johnathan; Kintigh, Keith W.; Kohler, Timothy A. (Science Advances, 2016)
    Cycles of demographic and organizational change are well documented in Neolithic societies, but the social and ecological processes underlying them are debated. Such periodicities are implicit in the “Pecos classification,” ...
  • The social consequences of climate change in the Central Mesa Verde region 

    Schwindt, Dylan M.; Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Ortman, Scott G.; Glowacki, Donna M.; Varien, Mark D.; Kohler, Timothy A. (American Antiquity, 2016)
    The consequences of climate change vary over space and time. Effective studies of human responses to climatically induced environmental change must therefore sample the environmental diversity experienced by specific ...
  • Leaving Mesa Verde: The Great Pueblo Migrations of the 13th Century 

    Lipe, William D. (11/3/2015 )
    This presentation was given November 3, 2015, at Southern Methodist University. The presentation deals with questions about where the former inhabitants of the Cedar Mesa region in the American Southwest migrated to in the ...
  • A 2,500-Year Neolithic Revolution in the American Southwest 

    Lipe, William D. (11/3/2015 )
    This presentation briefly reviews diverse early agricultural site complexes in both the southern and northern parts of the American Southwest and questions the usefulness of a single concept of how the elements of a ...
  • Leaving Mesa Verde: The Great Pueblo Migrations of the 13th Century 

    Lipe, William D. (9/10/2015 )
    This presentation was given in May 2014 at the Spokane chapter meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA). The presentation deals with questions about where the former inhabitants of the Cedar Mesa region in ...
  • Woodrats Rule! Climbing and Coring in Southeast Utah Cliff Dwellings 

    Lipe, William D.; Matson, R. G. (4/1/2015 0)
    William (Bill) Lipe and RG Matson made this presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in San Francisco, April, 2015, in honor of archaeologist Tom Windes. Windes contributed to the archaeology ...
  • The Impact of Climate on the Spread of Rice Agriculture to North-Eastern China: An Example from Shandong 

    D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade; Guiyun, Jin; Bocinsky, Kyle (PLOS One, 2015)
    Moving crops outside of their original centers of domestication was sometimes a challenging process. Because of its substantial heat requirements, moving rice agriculture outside of its homelands of domestication was not ...
  • Detection of Cytosine Methylation in Ancient DNA from Five Native American Populations Using Bisulfite Sequencing 

    Smith, Rick W.A.; Monroe, Cara; Bolnick, Deborah A. (Public Library of Science, 2015)
    While cytosine methylation has been widely studied in extant populations, relatively few studies have analyzed methylation in ancient DNA. Most existing studies of epigenetic marks in ancient DNA have inferred patterns of ...
  • Early Evidence for the use of wheat and barley as staple crops on the margins of the Tibetan Plateau 

    D'Alpoim Guedes, Jade; Hongliang, Lu; Hein, Anke; Schmidt, Amanda (National Academy of the Sciences, 2015)
    We report directly dated evidence from circa 1400 calibrated years (cal) B.C. for the early use of wheat, barley, and flax as staple crops on the borders of the Tibetan Plateau. During recent years, an increasing amount ...
  • Cultural Dynamics, Deep Time, and Data: Planning Cyberinfrastructure Investments for Archaeology 

    Kintigh, Keith; Altschul, Jeffrey H.; Kinzig, Ann P.; Kohler, Timothy A.; Limp, W. Fredrick; Michener, William K.; Sabloff, Jeremy A.; Hackett, Edward J.; Lud?scher, Bertram; Lynch, Clifford A. (Advances in Archaeological Practice, 2015)
    Archaeological data and research results are essential to addressing such fundamental questions as the origins of human culture; the origin, waxing, and waning of civilizations and cities; the response of societies to ...
  • Cultural Psychodynamics: The Audit, the Mirror, and the "American Dream" 

    Mageo, Jeannette Marie (Current Anthropology, 2015)
    Based on dream and life-history data and research on American families in the US Northwest, this article argues that a contemporary US middle-class model that I call the Close Family prescribes child-rearing practices that ...
  • The Cultural Kindling of Spiritual Experiences 

    Cassaniti, Julia; Luhrmann, Tanya Marie (Current Anthropology, 2014-12)
    In this paper we suggest that it is important for the anthropology of Christianity and the anthropology of religion more generally to develop a comparative phenomenology of spiritual experience. Our method is to distinguish ...
  • A 2,000-year reconstruction of the rain-fed maize agricultural niche in the US Southwest 

    Bocinsky, R. Kyle; Kohler, Timothy A. (Nature Communications, 2014)
    Humans experience, adapt to and influence climate at local scales. Paleoclimate research, however, tends to focus on continental, hemispheric or global scales, making it difficult for archaeologists and paleoecologists to ...
  • Patterns of Admixture and Population Structure in Native Populations of Northwest North America 

    Verdu, Paul; Pemberton, Trevor J.; Laurent, Romain; Kemp, Brian M.; Gonzalez-Oliver, Angelica; Gorodezky, Clara; Hughes, Cris E.; Shattuck, Milena R.; Petzelt, Barbara; Mitchell, Joycelynn; Harry, Harold; William, Theresa; Worl, Rosita; Cybulski, Jerome S.; Rosenberg, Noah A.; Malhi, Ripan S. (Public Library of Science, 2014)
    The initial contact of European populations with indigenous populations of the Americas produced diverse admixture processes across North, Central, and South America. Recent studies have examined the genetic structure of ...
  • Cultural transmission and diversity in time-averaged assemblages 

    Premo, Luke (Current Anthropology, 2014)
    Anthropologists have adopted methods from population genetics to study modes of cultural transmission in time-transgressive cultural data sets. However, it remains unclear to what extent methods originally developed to ...
  • Exploring the Future of Archaeology on the Plateau: The 2014 Washington State University Museum of Anthropology Plateau Conference 

    Collins, Mary; Tushingham, Shannon (Society for American Archaeology, SAA Record, 2014)
    The Intermontane Plateau region of North America has an incredibly rich and unique environmental and cultural history with amazing research potential. It is also home to a number of thriving American Indian Tribes who are ...
  • The Better Angels of Their Nature: Declining Violence Through Time among Prehispanic Farmers of the Pueblo Southwest 

    Kohler, Timothy A.; Ortman, Scott G.; Grundtisch, Katie E.; Fitzpatrick, Carly M.; Cole, Sarah M. (American Antiquity, 2014)
    The central Mesa Verde and the northern Rio Grande regions housed two of the densest populations of pre-hispanic Pueblo peoples in the North American Southwest. We plot incidence of violent trauma on human bone through ...

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