Assistant Professor of Anthropology

blantodb@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Website: http://www.dennisblanton.weebly.com


Education

B.A., University of Georgia
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Univeresity of Virginia

Teaching

Introduction to Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Climate, Culture and Change; North American Prehistory; The Archaeology of Virginia; Summer Field School

Research

Early Colonialism & Cultural Encounters (with emphasis on Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US; Central America); Historical Climatology; Native American Indian Prehistory & Native American Indian Smoking Ritual; Cultural Resources Management & Public Archaeology; Archaeology Collections Management

Publications

Mississippian Smoking Ritual of the Southern Appalachian Region. Univeristy of Tennessee Press. (2015)

Evolution of a Ritual: Pipes and Smoking in Etowah's Realm. In Perspecitives on the Archaeology of Pipes, Tobacco and Other Smoke Plants in the Ancient Americas, pp. 99-112. Edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffery M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (2013)

“The Factors of Climate and Weather in Sixteenth-Century La Florida.” In Native and Imperial Transformations: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast, pp. 99-122, Edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (2013)

Point of Contact: Archaeological Evaluation of a Potential De Soto Encampment in Georgia. Dennis B. Blanton, Wes Patterson, Jeffrey B. Glover, and Frankie Snow. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, Georgia. (2013)

Archaeological Encounters with Georgia’s Spanish Period, 1526-1700: New Findings and Perspectives. Edited by Dennis B. Blanton and Robert A. DeVillar. Special Publication Number 2. Society for Georgia Archaeology, Athens. (2010)

“The Great Flood of 1771: An Explanation of Natural Causes and Social Effects.” In Historical Climatic Variability and Impacts in the United States, Edited by C. J. Mock and L. Dupigny-Giroux. Springer Netherlands. (2009)

“Paleoclimates and Human Responses Along the Central Georgia Coast: A Tree-Ring Perspective.” Dennis B. Blanton and David Hurst Thomas. In Native American Landscapes of St. Catherines Island, Georgia, pp. 799-806, Edited by David Hurst Thomas. American Museum of Natural History Anthropological Papers 88, New York. (2008)

Indian and European Contact in Context: The Middle Atlantic Region. Edited by Dennis B. Blanton and Julia A. King. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL. (2004)

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