Anthropology and Classical Studies Faculty Research

 

The Department of Anthropology and Classical Studies offers students the opportunity to explore the full scope of human adaptations; from our earliest hominid ancestors, to the urban societies of the modern world.

Anthropology includes both a cultural and a physical component. Cultural anthropology examines the role of culture in shaping the lives of people from every corner of the world, and in every walk of life. Physical anthropology focuses on early human evolution and the adaptations leading to anatomically modern people.

Classical Studies draws from a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, and their relationship to our own.

Archaeology studies past cultures and how ancient peoples used material culture to adapt to their natural and social environments. Together, these fields provide the student with a broad and compelling perspective on who we are, and how we shaped our contemporary world.

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Submissions from 2015

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Curation and Recycling: Estimating Paleoindian Endscraper Curation Rates at Nobles Pond, Ohio, USA, Michael J. Shott and Mark F. Seeman

Submissions from 2014

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Artifacts of Cognition: the Use of Clay Tokens in a Neo-Assyrian Provincial Administration, John MacGinnis, M. Willis Monroe, Dirk Wicke, and Timothy Matney

Submissions from 2013

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Human Colonization and Late Pleistocene Lithic Industries of the Americas, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 2012

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New Developments in Lithic Analysis: Laser Scanning and Digital Modeling, Michael Shott and Brian W. Trail

Submissions from 2011

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Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2002, Timothy Matney

Submissions from 2010

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Archaeological Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2000 and 2001, Timothy Matney

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Measured on Stone: Stone Artefact Reduction, Residential Mobility, and Aboriginal Land Use in Arid Central Australia, W.Law, British Archaeological Reports IS S1962, 2009, Michael J. Shott

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Size-dependence in Assemblage Measures: Essentialism, Materialism, and 'SHE' Analysis in Archaeology, Michael J. Shott

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Stone-Tool Demography: Reduction Distributions in North American Paleoindian Tools, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 2008

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The Leavitt Site: A Parkhill Phase Paleo-Indian Occupation in Central Michigan, Timothy Matney

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Paleoindian Archaeology: A Hemispheric Perspective, J.Morrow and C.Gnecco eds., University Press of Florida, 2006, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 2007

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Pattern and Allometric Measurement of Reduction in Experimental Folsom Bifaces, Michael Shott, David A. Hunzicker, and Bob Patten

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The Role of Reduction Analysis in Lithic Studies, Michael J. Shott

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Biface Reduction and the Measurement of Dalton Curation: A Southeastern United States Case Study, Michael J. Shott and Jessie A. M. Ballenger

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Measuring Reduction in Stone Tools : An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Gamo Hidescrapers from Ethiopia, Michael J. Shott and Kathryn J. Weedman

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Purepecha Pottery Ethnoarchaeology, Michael J. Shott and Eduardo Williams

Submissions from 2006

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Bars with Marble Surfaces at Pompeii: Evidence for Sub-elite Marble Use, J. Clayton Fant

Submissions from 2005

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Use Life and Curation in New Guinea Experimental Used Flakes, Michael J. Shott and Paul Sillitoe

Submissions from 2004

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Archaeological site distribution by geomorphic setting in the southern lower Cuyahoga River Valley, northeastern Ohio: Initial observations from a GIS database, Andrew Bauer, Lisa Park, and Timothy Matney

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Archaeology at the Frontiers: Excavating a Provincial Capital of the Assyrian Empire, Timothy Matney

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Representativity of the Midwestern Paleoindian Sample, Michael J. Shott

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Modeling Use-Life Distributions in Archaeology Using New Guinea Wola Ethnographic Data, Michael J. Shott and Paul Sillitoe

Submissions from 2003

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Weaving a Stronger Food-Assistance Net, Carolyn Behrman, Karen Flynn, and Arlee Hanlin

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Reduction Sequence and Chaine Operatoire, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 2002

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Students in the Field: Linking Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research, Carolyn Behrman

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Charity, Power and Entitlement Theory, Karen Coen Flynn and Carolyn Behrman

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New Methods and Learning Strategies: A Subsurface Archaeogeophysical Survey and Mapping Course, Timothy Matney

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Constructing Frames of Reference: An Analytical Method for Archaeological Theory Building using Ethnographic and Environmental Data Sets, Michael J. Shott

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Sample Bias in the Distribution and Abundance of Midwestern Fluted Bifaces, Michael J. Shott

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Weibull Estimation on Use Life Distribution in Experimental Spear-Point Data, Michael J. Shott

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The Reliability of Surface Assemblages: Recent Results from the Gillett Grove Site, Clay County, Iowa, Michael J. Shott, Joseph A. Tiffany, John F. Doershuk, and Jason Titcomb

Submissions from 2001

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Ethics and Fieldwork across Anthropology's Subfields, Carolyn Behrman and Timothy Matney

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Crises in Forager Studies, Ethnographic and Archaeological, Michael Shott

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The Mortality of Things: Correlates of Use Life in Wola Material Culture Using Age-at-Census Data, Michael Shott and Paul Sillitoe

Submissions from 2000

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The Quantification Problem in Stone-Tool Assemblages, Michael J. Shott

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Flake Size from Platform Attributes: Predictive and Empirical Approaches, Michael J. Shott, Andrew P. Bradbury, Philip J. Carr, and George H. Odell

Submissions from 1998

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Status and Role of Formation Theory in Contemporary Archaeological Practice, Michael j. Shott

Submissions from 1997

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Activity and Formation as Sources of Variation in Great Lakes Palaeoindian Assemblages, Michael J. Shott

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Lithic reduction at 13HA365, a middle Woodland occupation in Hardin County, Michael J. Shott

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Stones and Shafts Redux: The Metric Discrimination of Chipped-Stone Dart and Arrow Points, Michael J. Shott

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Transmission Theory in the Study of Stone Tools: A Midwestern North American Example, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1996

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An Exegesis of the Curation Concept, Michael J. Shott

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Mortal Pots: On Use Life and Vessel Size in the Formation of Ceramic Assemblages, Michael J. Shott

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Stage versus Continuum in the Debris Assemblage from Production of a Fluted Biface, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1995

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The Fairest of Them All: Gender, Ethnicity and a Beauty Pageant in the Kingdom of Swaziland., Carolyn Behrman

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How much is a scraper? Curation, use rates, and the formation of scraper assemblages, Michael J. Shott

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Reliability of Archaeological Records on Cultivated Surfaces: A Michigan Case Study, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1994

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Size and Form in the Analysis of Flake Debris: Review and Recent Approaches, Michael j. Shott

Submissions from 1993

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Spears, Darts, and Arrows: Late Woodland Hunting Techniques in the Upper Ohio Valley, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1992

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On Recent Trends in the Anthropology of Foragers: Kalahari Revisionism and Its Archaeological Implications, Michael J. Shott

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Radiocarbon Dating as a Probabilistic Technique: The Childers Site and Late Woodland Occupation in the Ohio Valley, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1990

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Nausea and Vomiting during Teenage Pregnancy: Effects on Birth Weight, Carolyn Behrman, Mary L. Hediger, Theresa O. Scholl, and Cynthia M. Arkangel

Submissions from 1989

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Bipolar Industries: Ethnographic Evidence and Archaeological Implications, Michael J. Shott

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On Tool-Class Use Lives and the Formation of Archaeological Assemblages, Michael J. Shott

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Shovel-Test Sampling in Archaeological Survey: Comments on Nance and Ball, and Lightfoot, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1988

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IRT 794b and the Building History of the Hadrianic Baths at Leptis Magna, J. Clayton Fant

Submissions from 1987

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Feature Discovery and the Sampling Requirements of Archaeological Evaluations, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1986

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Technological Organization and Settlement Mobility: An Ethnographic Examination, Michael J. Shott

Submissions from 1985

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Four Unfinished Sarcophagus Lids at Docimium and the Roman Imperial Quarry System in Phrygia, J. Clayton Fant

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Seven Unedited Quarry Inscriptions from Docimium (Iscehisar, Turkey), J. Clayton Fant

Submissions from 1984

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Gainey Site: Variability in a Great Lakes Paleo-Indian Assemblage, Donald B. Simons, Michael J. Shott, and Henry T. Wright

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Archaeological resources of the Thumb area of Michigan, Paul D. Welch, Richard I. Ford, and Michael Shott

Submissions from 1983

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Design and Evaluation of Shovel-Test Sampling in Regional Archaeological Survey, James J. Krakker, Michael J. Shott, and Paul D. Welch