Faculty Profile

John Douglas

John Douglas


Email: john.douglas@umontana.edu
Office: Social Sciences 233
Office Hours:

Spring  2015: Monday, Wednesday 1:10-2:00; Friday: 10:10-11:00 

Current Position



ANTY 250S     Introduction to Archaeology

ANTY 351H   North American Archaeology

ANTY 354H    Mesoamerican Prehistory

ANTY 455     Artifact Analysis

ANTY 465X   Archaeololgy of the Southwestern United States

ANTY 550     Seminar in Archaeology

Personal Summary

I'm an anthropological archaeologist whose interests are global. Much of my research has focused on the prehistory of the Northwest Mexico and U.S. Southwest (the "NWSW" to those who work on both sides of the border). I have growing experience/interest in Mayan archaeology in Belize, and I maintain research interests in the peopling of the Americas and the Amazon Basin of Brazil. Topical interests include regional systems and exchange, method and theory, quantitative and computer methods, settlement systems, ceramic analysis, and lithic technology.


University of Arizona, Tucson 1990 Ph.D. in Anthropology

Dissertation: “Regional Interaction in the Northern Sierra: An Analysis Based on the Late Prehistoric Occupation of the San Bernardino Valley, Southeastern Arizona”  Major and minor fields: archaeology and cultural anthropology.

University of Arizona, Tucson 1982 M.A. in Anthropology

California State University, Fullerton 1978 B.A. in Anthropology, with Honors

Selected Publications

(A.C. Roosevelt, J. Douglas, and others) Early New World Monumentality, Edited by R.L. Burger and R.M. Rosenswig, p. 255-288, University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

.” Reprinted in Tribal Social Formations: Selections from AQ and LQ, edited by Michelle Hegmon. SAA Press: Washington, D.C.

2007 “Making and Breaking Boundaries in the Hinterlands: The Social and Settlement Dynamics of Far Southeastern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico.” In Hinterlands and Regional Dynamics in the Ancient Southwest, edited by Alan P. Sullivan III and James M. Bayman, pp. 97-108. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2004 “A Reinterpretation of the Occupational History of the Pendleton Ruin, New Mexico.” Journal of Field Archaeology 29 (3-4):425-436. 

2002 (A. Roosevelt, J. Douglas, and L. Brown) “The Migrations and Adaptations of the First Americans: Clovis and Pre-Clovis Views from South America.” In The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonization of the New World, edited by N. G. Jablonski, pp. 159-223. Wattis Symposium Volume 4, Memoirs of the California of Sciences, No. 27. Academy

Specialized Skills

Archaeology; Northern Mexico and U.S. Southwest prehistory; Trade and Exchange

International Experience

  • Belize (University of Belize, Belize City), as exchange professor and supervising archaeological excavation/field school in San Igancio, Cayo District
  • Mexico (Sonora), as co-Principle Investigator archaeological survey and excavation
  • Brazil (Pará), as Fulbright supported archaeology instructor and specialist/consultant
  • France (Charente) as Excavation Director / Computer Mapping Specialist
  • Central African Republic (Sangha) archaeology specialist/consultant







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