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Associate Professor of Anthropology
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B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan


Anthropology of the American Southwest; Anthropology of War;Introduction to Archaeology; Archaeological Field and Laboratory Methods; Spatial Analysis for Anthropologists; Buried Cities, Lost Tribes; Field School in the American Southwest


Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Ethnography of the American Southwest, Anthropology and Archaeology of War and Peace; Prehistoric Religion and Ritual; Geographic Information Systems.


"Picturing the Past: Gender in National Geographic Reconstructions of Prehistoric Life," with Joshua Moss. American Antiquity 78:123-146. (2013)

"The Context and Process of Pueblo Mural Painting in the Historic Era." Kiva: The Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History 76:83-116. (2010)

Conflict in the Prehistoric American Southwest: Using Archaeological Evidence and Ethnographic Insights to Reconstruct the Conduct and Consequences of War. The SAA Archaeological Record 10(4):50-52. (2010)

"An Unfinished Folsom Point Base from NE Arizona," with Phil R. Geib. Current Research in the Pleistocene 25:85-87. (2008)

"The Dimensions of War: Conflict and Culture Change in Central Arizona." In The Archaeology of Warfare: Prehistories of Raiding and Conquest. Elizabeth Arkush and Mark Allen, eds. University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2006)

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