I am a member of the research faculty at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma. My major research interests are social organization, monumental architecture, experimental archaeology, ceramic analysis, settlement patterns, and archaeological geophysics. Geographically, my focus is on the southeastern United States, particularly pre-contact Mississippian and ancestral Caddo people. I am currently accepting graduate students.
My current research is based primarily on Spiroan sites in the northeastern and east-central parts of Oklahoma and surrounding states. The goals are to develop a fuller understanding of the archaeology of eastern Oklahoma in order to allow meaningful comparisons with data from Mississippian groups to the east. Projects combine reanalysis of existing collections with new survey and excavation work to explore the settlement patterns and social organization of the region. I am particularly interested in the application of geophysical survey to the understanding of archaeological landscapes.
Oklahoma Archeological Survey
University of Oklahoma
111 Chesapeake St.
Norman, OK 73019