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Keith Kintigh

Professor and Co-Director, Center for Archaeology and Society
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Senior Sustainability Fellow
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Keith Kintigh is Associate Director and Professor of Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change (formerly, Department of Anthropology) at Arizona State University, where he has taught since 1987.  He is also co-director of ASU's Center for Archaeology and Society His field research focuses on the political and social organization of ancestral Pueblo societies in the Cíbola (Zuni) area of west-central New Mexico, although he has also worked in Morocco and Peru. He has led a team of archaeologists and computer and information scientists in establishing Digital Antiquity, a collaborative organization devoted to enhancing preservation and access to the digital records of archaeological investigations, and in developing tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a digital repository for the documents and data produced by archaeological research. Kintigh is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA; 1999-2001). In various capacities for SAA, he has worked extensively on national law and policy regarding the repatriation of Native American human remains. Kintigh earned a BA in Sociology and an MS in Computer Science at Stanford University in 1974 and a PhD in Anthropology at the University of Michigan in 1982. 

Education

PhD, Anthropology,    University of Michigan, 1982
MS, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1974
AB, Sociology (with honors), Stanford University, 1974
RPA, Registered Professional Archaeologist, 1998

Research Interests

Area of Expertise : Archaeology

Theoretical and Methodological Interests : Data Integration, Synthesis, and Digital Archiving; Middle-range Societies; Political Organization; Quantitative Analysis of Archaeological Data; Spatial Analysis

Areal Focus : Southwestern U.S., Cibola/Zuni Region

Keith Kintigh's career-long commitment to understanding political organization in middle-range societies has focused on the Cíbola area along the Arizona-New Mexico border near Zuni Pueblo. This constitutes most of the independent field work he has undertaken (with graduate students) over the last 30 years and continues to be a major focus of his independent research effort. In addition to extensive excavation, Kintigh and his team have surveyed on the order of 100km² and recorded more than 900 archaeological sites in the area. In years past, he also engaged in extended fieldwork in Morocco and Peru.

Over the last several years Kintigh’s research efforts have increasingly turned to the development of digital research infrastructure for archaeology. This work aims not only preserve and make more accessible archival data sets, but—through an ability to integrate data across projects—has the potential to transform the scholarly landscape for synthetic and comparative research.  He has led a team of archaeologists and computer and information scientists in establishing Digital Antiquity, a collaborative organization devoted to enhancing preservation and access to the digital records of archaeological investigations, and in developing tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), a digital repository for the documents and data produced by archaeological research. Since 2004, this effort has garnered more than $4.3 million in 9 external grants for which Kintigh is or was PI or Co-PI.  

More broadly, Kintigh has long published on the development and use of quantitative and formal methods in archaeology. He has had particular interest in the spatial analysis and the analysis of archaeological diversity

Kintigh is an active member of a transdisciplinary team that, with NSF support, is striving to understand vulnerability and transformation in coupled socio-ecological systems through a synthesis of data from several prehistoric cases in the Southwest U.S. and northern Mexico Zuni is a key case study in this effort, and the collaborative project will contribute importantly to progress on his Cíbola research. Recently, this effort has been expanded to include comparative cases in the North Atlantic, a extreme environment that contrasts usefully with the Southwest.

Current Research Projects

Digital Antiquity/the Digital Archaeological Record
SKOPE: Synthesizing Knowledge of Past Environments
Advancing Synthesis, Open Access, and Reproducibility in Archaeology
Digital Archive of Huhugam Archaeology
Fostering Synthetic Research in Archaeology
Protohistoric Zuni Social and Political Organization

Past Research Projects

El Morro Valley Prehistory Project
Upper Little Colorado Prehistory Project
Heshotauthla Archaeological Research Project
Ojo Bonito Archaeological Project
Faunal Resource Depression and Intensification in the North American Southwest
Planning Archaeological Infrastructure for Integrative Science
Promise and Challenge of Archaeological Data Integration
Complexities of Ecological and Social Diversity
Long Term Vulnerability and Transformation Project 
Legacies on the Landscape

Publications

Selected Publications

McManamon,Francis P., Keith W. Kintigh, Leigh Anne Ellison, and Adam Brin, 2017 tDAR: A Cultural Heritage Archive for Twenty-First-Century Public Outreach, Research, and Resource Management.  Advances in Archaeological Practice  1-12. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2017.18

Peeples, Matthew A, Gregson Schachner, and Keith W. Kintigh, 2017 The Cibola/Zuni Region.  In The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology, edited by Barbara Mills and Severin Fowles.  Oxford University Press, Oxford. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199978427.013.23

Bocinsky, R. Kyle, Johnathan Rush, Keith W. Kintigh, and Timothy A. Kohler, 2016 Exploration and exploitation in the macrohistory of the prehispanic Pueblo Southwest. Science Advances 2(4): e1501532 (01 Apr 2016) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501532 http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/4/e1501532

Nelson, Margaret C., Scott E. Ingram, Andrew J. Dugmore, Richard Streeter, Matthew A. Peeples, Thomas H. McGovern, Michelle Hegmon, Jette Arneborg, Keith W. Kintigh, Seth Brewington, Katherine A. Spielmann, Ian A. Simpson, Colleen Strawhacker, Laura E.L. Comeau, Andrea Torvinen, Christian K. Madsen, George Hambrecht, Konrad Smiarowski
2016 Climate Challenges, Vulnerabilities, and Food Security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Published online before print December 28, 2015, 113(2): 298-303. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1506494113; http://www.pnas.org/content/113/2/298.

Hegmon, Michelle, Jacob Freeman, Keith W. Kintigh, Margaret C. Nelson, Sarah Oas, Matthew A. Peeples, and Andrea Torvinen  2016 Assessing the Benefits of Diversity over the Long Term: Archaeological Insights from the Prehispanic US Southwest. American Antiquity 81(2): 253-272.

McPhillips,Timothy, Tianhong Song,Tyler Kolisnik, Steve Aulenbach, Khalid Belhajjame, Kyle Bocinsky, Yang Cao, James Cheney, Fernando Chirigati, Saumen Dey, Juliana Freire, Christopher Jones, James Hanken, Keith W. Kintigh, Timothy A. Kohler, David Koop, James A. Macklin, Paolo Missier, Mark Schildhauer, Christopher Schwalm, Yaxing Wei, Mark Bieda, Bertram Ludäscher  2015      YesWorkflow: A User-Oriented, Language-Independent Tool for Recovering Workflow Information from Scripts. International Journal of Digital Curation 10(1): 298–313. DOI: 10.2218/ijdc.v10i1.370

Kintigh, Keith W., Jeffrey H. Altschul, Ann P. Kinzig, W. Fredrick Limp, William K. Michener, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Edward J. Hackett, Timothy A. Kohler, Bertram Ludäscher, and Clifford A. Lynch  2015 Cultural Dynamics, Deep Time, and Data: Planning Cyberinfrastructure Investments for Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice 3(1):1-15.  DOI: 10.7183/2326-3768.3.1.1

Kintigh, Keith W.  2015 Extracting Information from Archaeological Texts.  Open Archaeology 1(1). Published online 2015-03-21. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opar.2014.1.issue-1/opar-2015-0004/opar-2015-0004.xml?format=INT

Kintigh, Keith W.  2015 Concluding Address: Ruminations on Mathematics in Archaeology.  In Mathematics in Archaeology, edited by Juan A. Barcelo and Igor Bogdanovic, pp. 495-498.  CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Hegmon, Michelle, Jette Arneborg, Laura Comeau, Andrew J. Dugmore, George Hambrecht, Scott Ingram, Keith Kintigh, Thomas H. McGovern, Margaret C. Nelson, Matthew A. Peeples, Ian Simpson, Katherine Spielmann, Richard Streeter, Orri Vésteinsson  2014    The Human Experience of Social Change and Continuity: The Southwest and North Atlantic in “Interesting Times” ca. 1300.  In Climates of Change: The Shifting Environments of Archaeology, edited by Sheila Kulyk, Cara Tremain, and Madeleine Sawyer, pp. 53-68. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Chacmool Conference, University of Calgary.

Kintigh, Keith W., Jeffrey H. Altschul, Mary C. Beaudry, Robert D. Drennan, Ann P. Kinzig, Timothy A. Kohler, W. Fredrick Limp, Herbert D.G. Maschner, William K. Michener, Timothy R. Pauketat, Peter Peregrine, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Tony J. Wilkinson, Henry T. Wright, and Melinda A. Zeder  2014   Grand Challenges for Archaeology.  American Antiquity 79(1): 5-24

Kintigh, Keith W., Jeffrey H. Altschul, Mary C. Beaudry, Robert D. Drennan, Ann P. Kinzig, Timothy A. Kohler, W. Fredrick Limp, Herbert D.G. Maschner, William K. Michener, Timothy R. Pauketat, Peter Peregrine, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Tony J. Wilkinson, Henry T. Wright, and Melinda A. Zeder  2014   Grand Challenges for Archaeology.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(3): 879-880. http://www.pnas.org/content/111/3/879.full.pdf

Peeples, Matthew A, Gregson Schachner, and Keith W. Kintigh  In press  The Cibola/Zuni Region.  In The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Mills and Severin Fowles.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Kintigh, K.W.  2013 Sustaining Database Semantics.  In CAA 2010: Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of the 38th Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Granada, Spain, April 2010, edited by F. Contreras, M. Farjas, and F.J. Melero,  BAR International Series 2494: 585-589. ISBN 9781407311081.

Nelson, M.C., M. Hegmon, K.W. Kintigh, A.P. Kinzig, B.A. Nelson, J.M. Anderies, D.A. Abbott, K.A. Spielmann, S.E. Ingram, M.A. Peeples, S. Kulow, C.A. Strawhacker, C. Meegan.  2012 Long‑term Vulnerability and Resilience: Three Examples from Archaeological Study in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology, edited by Jago Cooper and Payson Sheets, pp. 197-220. University of Colorado Press, Boulder.  http://www.upcolorado.com/book/Surviving_Sudden_Environmental_Change_ebook

Margaret C. Nelson, Michelle Hegmon, Stephanie R. Kulow, Matthew A. Peeples, Keith W. Kintigh and Ann P. Kinzig   2011 Resisting diversity: a long-term archaeological study. Ecology and Society 16(1): 25. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol16/iss1/art25/ 

Spielmann, Katherine A., and Keith W. Kintigh  2011   the Digital Archaeological Record: The Potentials of Archaeozoological Data Integration through tDAR. SAA Archaeological Record. 11(1) 22-25. http://digitaleditions.sheridan.com/publication/?i=58423&p=24

Nelson, Margaret C., Keith W. Kintigh, David R. Abbott, and John M. Anderies  2010 The cross-scale interplay between social and biophysical context and the vulnerability of irrigation-dependent societies: archaeology’s long-term perspective. Ecology and Society 15(3): 31. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol15/iss3/art31/

Kintigh, K.W.  2010 Sustaining database semantics. In Fusion of Cultures: Abstracts of the XXXVIII Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA2010, edited by F. Javier Melero, Pedro Cano, and Jorge Revelles, pp. 187-190. ISBN 978-84-693-0772-4. Granada Spain.

Kintigh, K.W. and J.H. Altschul  2010 Sustaining the Digital Archaeological Record. Heritage Management 3(2): 264-274.

McManamon, F. P., and K. W. Kintigh  2010 Digital Antiquity: Transforming archaeological data into knowledge. The SAA Archaeological Record 10(2): 37-40.

Spielmann, K.A., and K.W. Kintigh  2011 the Digital Archaeological Record: The Potentials of Archaeozoological Data Integration through tDAR. SAA Archaeological Record 11(1): 22-25.

Hill, K., and K.W. Kintigh  2009 Can anthropologists distinguish good and poor hunters? Implications for Hunting Hypotheses, Sharing Conventions, and Cultural Transmission. Current Anthropology 50(3): 369-378

Kintigh, K. W.  2007 Late prehistoric and protohistoric settlement systems in the Zuni area. In D. A. Gregory and D. R. Wilcox (Eds.), Zuni origins: Anthropological approaches on multiple Americanist and Southwestern scales, pp. 361-376.  Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Kintigh, K. W.  2007. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. In D. Pearsall (Ed.), Encyclopedia of archaeology (pp. 1657-1659). Oxford: Elsevier Inc.

Kintigh, K.W.  2006. The promise and challenge of archaeological data integration. American Antiquity 71(3):567-578.

Briggs, J. M., K. A. Spielmann, H. Schaafsma, K. W. Kintigh, M. Kruse, K. Morehouse,and K. Schollmeyer  
2006. Why ecology needs archaeologists and archaeology needs ecologists. Frontiers in Ecology 4(4): 180-188.

Kintigh, K.W., D M. Glowacki, and D. L. Huntley  2004 Long-term settlement history and the emergence of towns in the Zuni Area. American Antiquity 69(3):432-456.

Lovis, W. A., Kintigh, K. W., Steponaitis, V. P. & Goldstein, L. G.  2004. Archaeological perspectives on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: Underlying principles. In J. R. Richman & M. P. Forsyth (Eds.), Legal Perspectives on Cultural Resources (pp. 165-184). Walnut Creek: Altamira Press.

Kintigh, K. W.  1989 Sample size, significance, and measures of diversity. In Robert D. Leonard and George T. Jones (Eds) Quantifying Diversity in Archaeology, pp. 25-36. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kintigh, Keith W.  1985 Settlement, Subsistence, and Society in Late Zuni Prehistory. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona 44. University of Arizona Press, Tucson. (x & 132pp.)

Research Activity

EXTRAMURAL GRANTS AND AWARDS SINCE 2005

Kintigh, Keith W., Francis Pierce-McManamon, Susan C. Ryan, 2017 Advancing Synthesis, Open Access, and Reproducibility in Archaeological Research.  National Science Foundation (BCS 17-24713) $169,153. 7/1/2017-6/30/2019.

Kintigh, Keith W., David Abbott, Adam Brin, Leigh Anne Ellison, Francis McManamon, David Martínez, Michael Simeone, Christine Szuter, Richard Toon, Mary Whelan, 2017 Digital Archive of Huhugam Archaeology. National Endowment for the Humanities PW-253799-17, $295,000, 7/1/17-12/31/19

Kintigh, Keith W. and Sarah Oas, 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Research: Food and Social Transformation:  Aggregation and Cibola Foodways AD 1200-1400.  National Science Foundation (BCS DDRI 16-49463) $10,840.  9/1/16-8/31/16.

Kintigh, Keith W., Ann Kinzig, (Timothy Kohler, R. Kyle Bocinsky; Bertram Ludaescher; Timothy McPhillips, Shaowen Wang [collaborative proposal, 3 institutions]). 2016.  Advancing Synthesis, Open Access, and Reproducibility in Archaeological Research. National Science Foundation (SMA 1637189 ASU, $200,842; SMA 1637155 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, $884,627; SMA 1637171 Washington State University, $254,189) total $1,339,658. 9/2016-9/2019.

McManamon, Francis P, Keith W. Kintigh, and Adam Brin.  2014.  Ensuring Sustainability for Digital Antiquity and tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record).  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. $1,000,000, 3/1/2015-2/28/2019.

Kintigh, Keith W., Ann Kinzig, Timothy Kohler, Bertram Ludaescher. 2014. BCC: Collaborative Research: Designing SKOPE: Synthesized Knowledge of Past Environments.  National Science Foundation (SMA 1439591 ASU; SMA 1439603 UCSD; SMA 1439516 WSU) $157,128 (ASU; $393,089 total)  9/1/14 – 2/29/16.

Spielmann, Katherine A., Keith W. Kintigh, Tiffany Clark, and Allen Lee. 2011. Faunal Resource Depression and Intensification in the North American Southwest: Digital Data and Regional Synthesis.  National Science Foundation (BCS 1153115). $156,465. 5/1/12-4/30/14.

Kintigh, Keith W. 2011. Fulbright Research and Teaching Fellowship. Identifying Productive Contexts for Digital Humanities Research. Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, Dublin Ireland.  €18,000. 9/1/2011-12/31/2011.

Kintigh, Keith W. 2011. Planning Archaeological Infrastructure for Integrative Science.  National Science Foundation (BCS 1202413) $49,999, 1/15/12-1/14/14.

McManamon, Francis P., Keith W. Kintigh, Adam Brin, and Sander van der Leeuw. 2011. Sustaining Digital Antiquity –Preservation and Access for Archaeological Information. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $1,200,000, 3/1/12-2/28/15.

Nelson, Margaret C, John Anderies, Michelle Hegmon, Jon Norberg (Keith Kintigh on Executive Committee and Senior Personnel). 2011.CNH: The Complexities of Ecological And Social Diversity: A Long-Term Perspective.  National Science Foundation $1,499,551. (BCS 1113991) 9/1/2011-2/28/15

Nelson, Margaret C. and Thomas H McGovern (Keith W. Kintigh, Senior Personnel). 2010-11.  Resilience and Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Collaboration between NABO and LTVTP.  National Science Foundation. $59,795 (ARC 1104372) 2/1/11-1/31/13.

Candan, K. Selçuk, and Keith W.  Kintigh. 2010. III: Small: One Size Does Not Fit All: Empowering the User with User‑Driven Integration.  National Science Foundation. $499,946 (IIS 1016921) 8/1/2010-7/21/2013.

Howard, John B., Katherine Spielmann, and Keith W. Kintigh. 2009. TAG: Transatlantic Archaeology Gateway.  National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access (PX 50022 09), $134,879, 10/1/2009-3/31/2011.

Kintigh, Keith W. And Matthew Peeples. 2009. Social Transformations and Regional Scales of Identity in the Cibola World: AD 1150 1325.  National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant.  Submitted with Matthew Peeples. $10,000 (BCS-0936062).

Kintigh, Keith W., Jeffrey H. Altschul, John Howard, Timothy A. Kohler, W. Frederick Limp, Julian D. Richards, and Dean Snow. 2008. Digital Antiquity.  Enabling and Enhancing Preservation and Access to Archaeological Information.  Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. $1,293,673 ($836,079 cost share) 1/1/2009-4/30/2011

Limp, W. Fredrick, Keith Kintigh, Kohler, Clay Mathers, Dean Snow. 2007. Digital Antiquity: Planning a Digital Information Infrastructure for Archaeology Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (PT07 000196) $152,497 ($21,295 ASU), 7/1/2007 6/30/2008.

Kintigh, Keith W., K. Selçuk Candan, Hasan Davulcu, Margaret Nelson, Katherine Spielmann. 2006. Archaeological Data Integration for the Study of Long term  Human and Social Dynamics .  National Science Foundation (IIS 0624341), $749,984,  11/01/06 B 10/31/09.   

Nelson, Margaret C., Marty Anderies, Michelle Hegmon, Keith W. Kintigh, and Ben A. Nelson. 2005. Long Term Coupled Socioecological Change in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico.  National Science Foundation (BE/CNH-0508001), $540,955 9/15/2005-8/31/2008

 

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 338Anthropological Field Session
ASM 583Fieldwork
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 565Quantitative Archaeology
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 335Archaeology of the Southwest
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 565Quantitative Archaeology
ASB 580Practicum
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 335Prehistory /Southwest
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 335Prehistory /Southwest
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Presentations

Teaching Statement

Kintigh’s classroom teaching includes Southwestern archaeology at undergraduate and graduate levels.  At the graduate level he has taught a range of courses, most recently concentrated on quantitative topics.  For a full list click on "Courses" above.

Though he enthusiastically teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses, Kintigh's greatest investment of time in teaching is in one-on-one contact with graduate students.  He has enjoyed and benefited from working closely both with graduate students who are working on topics near to his research interests and those much more distant. It has been rewarding to see students who have worked with him enjoy notable success. He has chaired or co-chaired 14 completed PhD committees. Ten students whose PhD committees he has chaired or co-chaired have received National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants. Four of the graduate students whose committee he has chaired or co-chaired, and an additional three students on whose committee he served, have won the Society for American Archaeology’s Dissertation Award in an annual, national competition.  In 2004 Kintigh was honored to receive ASU’s Outstanding Graduate Mentor award.

Honors / Awards

2004 Arizona State University Outstanding Graduate Mentor.  Graduate College, Arizona State University

2011 Fulbright Fellow, University College, Dublin Ireland

Editorships

2017- Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology, Editorial Board

Professional Associations

Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
Arizona Archaeological Council
Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
Society for American Archaeology
     President, 1999-2001; President-elect, 1998-99 (national elected office)
     Secretary, 1995-97; Secretary-Elect, 1994-95 (national elected office)
    Executive Committee, 1985 1987 (national elected office)
     Committee on Repatriation/Task Force on Reburial and Repatriation (Chair) 1989 1991; 
          (Co-Chair) 1992-94; (member) 1991-1992, 1994-2001; (advisor) 2001-2009
Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques, Commission 4: Data Management and Mathematical Methods in Archaeology (elected member)
     Vice President 1991-2001
     Secretary, 1987-1991
     Elected Member, 1987-present

Service

Kintigh is a past president, secretary, and board member of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), the nation's leading professional organization of Americanist archaeologists. On behalf of the Society he helped negotiate the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 and has frequently represented scientific perspectives on the repatriation of Native American human remains, including testimony before both US Senate and House committees. He has been vice president and secretary of the Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques, Commission 4: Data Management and Mathematical Methods in Archaeology.  He has served on review panels for the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the SRI Foundation and ASU's Center for Digital Antiquity. Kintigh Served as Associate Director of SHESC for 8 years.

  • American Antiquity, Reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Chair, Dissertation Research Grants in Historic Preservation Award Committee (2010 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Chair, Dissertation Research Grants in Historic Preservation Award Committee (2010 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Chair, Dissertation Research Grants in Historic Preservation Award Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability, Senior Sustainability Scientist (2010 - Present)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability, Senior Sustainability Scientist (2010 - Present)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability, Senior Sustainability Scientist (2010 - Present)
  • US Geological Survey, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Digital Antiquity, Member, Board of Directors (2009 - Present)
  • Digital Antiquity, Member, Board of Directors (2009 - Present)
  • Digital Antiquity, Member, Board of Directors (2009 - Present)
  • Digital Antiquity, Member, Board of Directors (2009 - Present)
  • Digital Antiquity, Member, Board of Directors (2009 - Present)
  • Digital Antiquity, Member, Board of Directors (2009 - Present)
  • Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • NSF, Reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2008 - Present)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2008 - Present)
  • SHESC Executive Commitete, Member (2008 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2008 - Present)
  • SHESC/Space Committee, Chair (2006 - Present)
  • SHESC/Space Committee, Chair (2006 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Advisor, Committee on Repatriation (2001 - Present)
  • Native Peoples Magazine, Editorial Board (1988 - Present)
  • Native Peoples Magazine, Editorial Board (1988 - Present)
  • Native Peoples Magazine, Editorial Board (1988 - Present)
  • Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques, Commission 4, elected member (1986 - Present)
  • Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Social Science Dean Search Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Teotihuacan Task Force, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Center for Archaeology & Society, Co-Director (2014 - 2014)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • SHESC/Space Committee, Chair (2006 - 2014)
  • Museum Exhibit Planning Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • 2012 Digging Arizona. Spirit of the Senses Salon (a Phoenix-based arts group.) December 17 2012., Lecture and guided tour (2012 - 2012)
  • Museum Exhibit Development, Member (2012 - 2012)
  • American Antiquity, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2008 - 2012)
  • SHESC Executive Commitete, Member (2008 - 2012)
  • School of Sustainability, Affiliated Faculty (2006 - 2012)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability, Senior Sustainability Scientist (2010 - 2011)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2008 - 2011)
  • SHESC Executive Commitete, Member (2008 - 2011)
  • School of Sustainability, Affiliated Faculty (2006 - 2011)
  • SHESC/Computer Committee, Member (2006 - 2011)
  • SHESC/Space Committee, Chair (2006 - 2011)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Museum Exhibit Planning Committee, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2008 - 2010)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Excellence in Archaeological Analysis Award Committee (2006 - 2010)
  • Arizona Archaeologial Society, Keynote Speaker, AAS Meeting, Pueblo Grande: In the Wake of Chaco’s Collapse (2010 - 2010)
  • ASU Provost's Office Library Task Force, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2008 - 2010)
  • SHESC Executive Commitete, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • School of Sustainability, Affiliated Faculty (2006 - 2010)
  • SHESC/Computer Committee, Member (2006 - 2010)
  • SHESC/Space Committee, Chair (2006 - 2010)
  • Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeology Congress, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • SHESC, Associate Director (2008 - 2010)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Excellence in Archaeological Analysis Award Committee (2006 - 2010)
  • Museum Anthropology, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • University of Arizona, School of Anthropology, Archaeology Brownbag Speaker: Designing Digital Antiquity (2010 - 2010)
  • School of Computing & Informatics, Affiliated Faculty (2008 - 2009)
  • SHESC/Computer Committee, Member (2006 - 2009)
  • SHESC/Space Committee, Chair (2006 - 2009)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Panelist, Office of Digital Humanities (2009 - 2009)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Advisor, Committee on Repatriation (2001 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewed 2 Proposals (2008 - 2008)
  • SRI Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2007 - 2008)
  • School of Sustainability/Executive Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • School of Sustainability/Envronmental Economist Search Committee, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • American Anthropologist, Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Gila River Indian Community, Peer Reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists, Member, Requirement Task Force (2006 - 2006)
  • Prehistory Press, Member, Editorial Advisory Board (1990 - 2006)
  • Computer Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Space Committee, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Department of Defense/Cultural resources Workshop, Seattle, Invited Participant (2006 - 2006)
  • AP Programmer Search Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Native Peoples Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board (2005 - 2005)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Presidents Advisory Board (2004 - 2005)
  • Statistical Research, Pump 3 Predictive Modeling Project, Peer Reviewer (2004 - 2005)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Advisor, Committee Repatriation (2003 - 2005)
  • 5 Year Review Committee, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Formal Modeling Search Committee, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • University of Arizona, Guest Lecturer (2005 - 2005)
  • Archaeology Faculty Search Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Washington State University, External Reviewer, Department of Anthropology (2004)
  • KPFZ Radio, Artwatch with Mia Marufo, Lake County, California, On-air Discussion (2003 - 2003)
  • National Register of Historic Places, Supervised Nomination (2003 - 2003)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Nominating Committee, 2003 (Chair) (2003 - 2003)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Chair, Past Presidents Advisory Board (2001 - 2003)
  • Alumni Relations Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Curator Search Committee, Member (2003)
  • Georgia State University, Recommender (2003)
  • Michigan State University, External Reviewer, Department of Anthropology (2003)
  • Native Peoples Magazine, Editorial Board (2003)
  • Salt River Project, Fence Lake Coal Mine, Peer Reviewer (2003)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Chair, 2004 Nominating Committee (2003)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member, Past-presidents Advisory Committee (2003)
  • Society for American Archaeology, President (1999 - 2001)
  • Society for American Archaeology, Member,Committee on Repatriation/Task Force on Reburial and Repatriation (1994 - 2001)
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Graduate Faculty: Anthropology

Mentoring History: PhD Chair or Co-Chair

Stone, Tammy T. 1992
Abbott, David R. 1994 (1995 SAA Dissertation Award)
Howell, Todd L. 1994
Varien, Mark D. 1997 (1998 SAA Dissertation Award)
Duff, Andrew I.L. 1999 (2001 SAA Dissertation Award)
Grier, Colin 2001
Bernardini, Wes (co-) 2002 (2003 SAA Dissertation Award)
Eckert, Suzanne 2003
Huntley, Deborah 2004
Howard, Jerry 2006
Glowacki, Donna 2006
Schachner, Gregson 2007
Kyle Woodson 2010
Peeples, Matthew (co-) 2011 (2014 SAA Dissertation Award)

Work History

2014-        Co-director, Center for Archaeology and Society, Arizona State University
2010-        Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
2008-        Associate Director, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University
2008-10     Affiliated Faculty, School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University
2006-10     Affiliated Faculty, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
2004         Arizona State University Outstanding Graduate Mentor.  Graduate College, Arizona State University
1995-        Professor, Department of Anthropology/School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University
1987-95     Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University
1986-95     Research Associate, Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico.
1986-87     Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1985-86     Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1980-85     Associate Archaeologist, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona.