Scott G. Ortman

2017
2017 Cordell Prize - Scott G. Ortman, Winds of the NorthLinda S. Cordell PrizeWinds from the North: Tewa Origins and Historical Archaeology

Drawing together research from archaeology, linguistics, cognitive psychology, physical anthropology, ethnology, and Pueblo traditional histories Ortman’s book addresses a long-standing question in Southwestern archaeology: what happened to the 13th-century inhabitants of the Mesa Verde region?

2015, October 18–22
Puebloan Societies: New Perspectives Across the SubfieldsAdvanced SeminarPuebloan Societies: New Perspectives Across the SubfieldsThis seminar’s purpose was to address Puebloan social formations of the past and present from a variety of comparative perspectives using a four-field anthropological approach, and to reconnect the currently disjointed anthropological sub-fields, especially archaeology and ethnology, and to develop new perspectives on Puebloan social societies.
2014, March 17–19
Migration, Group Formation, and Economic Development in the Pueblo WorldResearch Team SeminarMigration, Group Formation, and Economic Development in the Pueblo WorldFor the past decade, the Village Ecodynamics Project has been investigating coupled natural and human systems in the prehispanic U.S. Southwest through empirical archaeological research and agent-based modeling. The project team met at SAR to discuss how to best utilize these data to address research questions on migration, group formation, and co-evolution of institutions and economies.
2007
The Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsSAR Press PublicationThe Model-Based Archaeology of Socionatural SystemsHow should archaeologists and other social scientists tackle the big and little questions about change in socionatural systems? Although fieldwork is certainly the place to start, it alone is not enough to answer troublesome "how" or "why" questions. To make sense of what they find in the field, archaeologists build models-possible explanations for the data.
2006
The Mesa Verde WorldSAR Press PublicationThe Mesa Verde World: Explorations in Ancestral Pueblo ArchaeologyThe Mesa Verde World showcases new findings about the region’s prehistory, environment, and archaeological history, from newly discovered reservoir systems on Mesa Verde to astronomical alignments at Yellow Jacket Pueblo. Key topics include farming, settlement, sacred landscapes, cosmology and astronomy, rock art, warfare, migration, and contemporary Pueblo perspectives.
2001
Women & Men in the Prehispanic SouthwestSAR Press PublicationWomen & Men in the Prehispanic Southwest: Labor, Power, and PrestigeWomen & Men in the Prehispanic Southwest takes a groundbreaking look at gendered activities in prehistory and the differential access that women and men had to sources and symbols of power and prestige.


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