Archaeology

Archaeologists at the University of Missouri take a scientific approach to the archaeological record.  Explanatory theories they use emphasize Darwinian evolution and include such things as agency theory, processualism, human behavioral ecology, costly signaling, and cultural transmission.  Archaeologists have expertise in ceramic analysis, faunal analysis, and lithic analysis, plus a plethora of methods (e.g., cladistics, iconography, archaeometry, statistics, geometric morphometrics).  Archaeologists focus their research efforts in North America, with interests ranging from the Paleoindian era through Archaic foragers to agriculturalists and complex societies.  Major research topics include prehistoric subsistence and human-animal interactions, paleoecology, New World religions and symbolism, Mesoamerican and Southwestern contact, warfare and the development of prehistoric weaponry, archaeological method and theory, and the history of North American archaeology.

Archaeology Faculty

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Assistant Professor
235 Swallow Hall
Associate Professor
230 Swallow Hall
573-882-7532
Associate Professor
221 Swallow Hall
573-884-8118

Affiliated Faculty

Adjunct Research Associate
115 W Business Loop 70 W, Mizzou North
573-882-5075

Emeritus Faculty

Professor Emeritus
115 Business Loop 70, room 322
573-882-9850
Dean Emeritus
112 Swallow Hall
Professor Emerita
112 Swallow Hall
Professor Emeritus
112 Swallow Hall
Professor Emeritus
117 Museum Support Center
573-882-4362