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Katherine Spielmann

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Professor Emerita
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Associate Director, School of Sustainability

SHESC Themes: Biological, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Human Health; Societies and their Natural Environments

Field Specializations: Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, Ecology, Economic Anthropology, Exchange and Social Networks, Political Organization, Social Organization

Regional Focus: North America (Southwest)

Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Bio

Research:
Katherine A. Spielmann's research interests focus on prehistoric economies in smaller-scale societies, primarily in North America. She is especially interested in the ways in which economic intensification is fueled by increasing demands for food and goods in ritual, political and social contexts. One of her primary contributions to the discipline has been to demonstrate the variety of conditions under which small-scale societies with relatively non-complex political systems develop complex, specialized economies. She is also interested in the relationship between diet and health under different subsistence regimes.

Spielmann has completed 20 years of archaeological field research in the Salinas area of central New Mexico and embarked on a series of NSF-funded analyses of the wealth of data that was collected over those two decades. One of these analytical projects has focused on the nature and extent of economic specialization among aggregated Pueblo communities during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries, with a particular focus on ceramics, and has demonstrated that each ceramic type (plain, white and glaze ware) was the product of a different scale of specialization and exchange.

An outgrowth of this research on craft specialization in the Southwest has been a new research project to investigate craft specialization in other smaller-scale societies. A comparative case study that Spielmann was recently engaged in through excavation and analysis of museum collections was that of the Hopewell of southern Ohio. Like Southwestern Pueblo populations, Hopewell peoples dramatically increased the intensity of craft production as demand for objects used in ritual performances grew. There are many contrasting aspects to Hopewell craft production, however, which are important in elucidating the Southwestern case study.

The second analytical project involving the Salinas materials concerns the impact of 17th-century Spanish colonization on Pueblo subsistence, diet and health. The Salinas data demonstrate stability in farming, a marked shift in hunting, variability in access to European domestic animals and a significant increase in labor on the part of the Pueblo population following missionization of the region. Ceramic data from the first analytical project have also allowed them to investigate resistance to Spanish missionization through changes in ceramic iconography.

Most recently Spielmann has returned to an interest she developed during her doctoral research concerning human-ecosystem interaction. Over the past two years she has organized a collaborative team of archaeology and ecology faculty and students that has initiated both a research and a teaching program focused on Perry Mesa, Agua Fria National Monument, north of the Phoenix Basin. There they are investigating the long-term ecological changes that resulted from a pulse of occupation by farmers in the A.D. 1200s and 1300s.

Research Projects:
Alliance and Landscape: Perry Mesa in the Fourteenth Century
AOC: Archaeological Data Integration for the Study of Long-Term Human and Social Dynamics
Long-Term Coupled Socioecological Change in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico

Publications

Spielmann, K. A. (2007), Mesoamerican ritual economy: Archaeological and ethnological perspectives. Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

Spielmann, K. A., Mobley-Tanaka, J. & Potter, J. (2006). Style and resistance in the seventeenth century Salinas province. American Antiquity, 71(4).

Spielmann, K. (2004). Communal feasting, ceramics, and exchange. In B. Mills (Ed.), Identity, feasting, and the archaeology of the greater Southwest (pp. 210-232). Boulder: University of Colorado Press.

Spielmann, K. A. (2004). Clusters revisited. In E. C. Adams & A. I. Duff (Eds.), The protohistoric pueblo world, A.D. 1275-1600 (pp. 137-143). Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Publications
  • Nakase, Dana, Anthony Hartshorn, Katherine Spielmann, and Sharon Hall. Eolian Deposition and Soil Fertility in a Prehistoric Agricultural Complex in Central Arizona, USA. Geoarchaeology (2014).
  • David R. Abbott and Katherine A. Spielmann. Alliance and Landscape on Perry Mesa in the Fourteenth Century. (2014).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Emergence of Forager-Farmer Interaction in North America. Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers (2014).
  • Katherine Spielmann. The Materiality of Spiritual Engagement: Art and the End of Ohio Hopewell. World Art (2013).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Margaret Nelson, Scott Ingram, and Matthew Peeples. Sustainable Small-Scale Agriculture in Semi-Arid Environments. Ecology and Society (2011).
  • Will Russell, Hoski Schaafsma, and Katherine Spielmann. Toward Common Ground: Racing as an Integrative Strategy in Prehistoric Central Arizona. Kiva (2011).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Final Report for the Arizona State University Archaeological Field School Summer 2005 Excavations at Seip Earthwork (33Ro40), by Katherine Spielmann. (2011).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Final Report of the Spring 2007 Field Season, Legacies on the Landscape: Archaeological and Ecological Research at Agua Fria National Monument and Tonto National Forest. (2011).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Hoski Schaafsma, Sharon Hall, Melissa Kruse-Peeples, and John Briggs. Legacies on the Landscape: The Enduring Effects of Long-Term Human-Ecosystem Interactions. Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient Southwest (2011).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Margaret Nelson, Scott Ingram, and Matthew Peeples. Mitigating Environmental Risk in the US Southwest. Sustainable Lifeways: Cultural Persistence in an Ever-Changing Environment (2011).
  • . The Salinas Province: Archaeology at the Edge of the Pueblo World. (2011).
  • Corina Kellner, Margaret Schoeninger, Katherine Spielmann, and Katherine Moore. Stable Isotope Data Show Temporal Stability in Diet at Pecos Pueblo and Diet Variation among Southwest Pueblos. Pecos Pueblo Revisited: The Biological and Social Context (2010).
  • K. Spielmann. The Socio-Political Context of Pecos. Pecos Pueblo Revisited: The Biological and Social Context (2010).
  • Melissa Kruse-Peeples, Hoski Schaafsma, John M. Briggs, and Katherine A. Spielmann. Landscape Legacies of Prehistoric Agricultural Land Use in the Perry Mesa Region, Central Arizona. The Archaeology of Anthropogenic Environments (2010).
  • Spielmann, Katherine. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument. Archaeology in America (2009).
  • Spielmann, Katherine. Seip Mound State Memorial. Archaeology in America (2009).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Tiffany Clark, , Diane Hawkey, Katharine Rainey, and Suzanne K. Fish. "‚Ķbeing weary, they had rebelled": Pueblo Subsistence and Labor under Spanish Colonialism. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (2009).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Katharine Alexander, John Briggs, Michael J. Hoogendyk, Cara Steiner Kiggins, Melissa Kruse, Stacey McGee, Matthew Peeples, Will Russell, Hoski Schaafsma, and Colleen Strawhacker. Report of the Spring 2007 Field Season, Legacies on the Landscape, Archaeological and Ecological Research at Agua Fria National Monument and Tonto National Forest. (2009).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Scott Ingram, Stephanie Kulow, Matthew Peeples, and Cathryn Meegan. Salinas Contributions to the Study of Long-Term Coupled Socioecological Change in the Southwest and Northern Mexico, Final Report. (2009).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann. Crafting the Sacred: Ritual Places and Paraphernalia in Small-Scale Societies. Dimensions of Ritual Economy (2008).
  • D. Huntley, Katherine Spielmann, Katherine Spielmann, J. Habicht-Mauche, C. Herhahn, A. Flegal. Local Recipes or Distant Commodities? Lead Isotope and Chemical Compositional Analysis of Glaze Paints from the Salinas Pueblos, New Mexico. Journal of Archaeological Science (2007).
  • Spielmann, Katherine Ann. . Mesoamerican Ritual Economy: Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives, (2007).
  • Katherine Spielmann, Jeannette Mobley-Tanaka, James Potter. Style and Resistance in the Seventeenth Century Salinas Province. American Antiquity (2006).
  • Katherine Spielmann, Katherine Spielmann, Hoski Schaafsma, Keith Kintigh, Melissa Kruse, Kari Morehouse, Karen Schollmeyer. Why Ecology Needs Archaeologists and Archaeology Needs Ecologists. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2006).
  • Kolb, Katharine R,Spielmann, Katherine Ann. Protohistoric and Contact Period Salinas Pueblo Maize: Trend or Departure?. Histories of Maize: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Prehistory, Linguistics, Biogeography, Domestication, and Evolution of Maize (2006).
  • Spielmann, Katherine Ann,Hawkey, Diane. Age, Gender, and Labor: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Missionized Pueblos. Managing Archaeological Data and Databases: Essays in Honor of Sylvia W. Gaines (2006).
  • Spielmann, Katherine Ann (Author) . Ethnographic Analogy and Ancestral Pueblo Archaeology. Southwest Archaeology in the Twentieth Century (2005).
  • Spielmann, Katherine Ann (Author) ,Livingood, Patrick (Author) . Ritual, Politics, and the "Exotic" in North American Prehistory. Engaged Anthropology: Research Essays on North American Archaeology, Ethnobotany, and Museology (2005).
  • Spielmann, Katherine Ann (Author) . Clusters Revisited. The Protohistoric Pueblo World, A.D. 1275-1600 (2004).
  • Spielmann, Katherine Ann (Author) . Communal Feasting, Ceramics, and Exchange. Identity, Feasting, and the Archaeology of the Greater Southwest (2004).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
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
ASB 792Research
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
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 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 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 300Anthropological Sciences Sem
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 338Archaeology of North America
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 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 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 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 300Anthropological Sciences Sem
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 579Proposal Writing
ASM 579Proposal Writing
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 338Archaeology of North America
ASM 484Internship
ASB 484Internship
ASB 489Doing Research in Anthropology
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 493Honors Thesis
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASM 592Research
ASB 592Research
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 792Research
ASB 792Research
ASM 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASM 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASM 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 579Proposal Writing
ASM 579Proposal Writing
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASM 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASM 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASM 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASM 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
ASM 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Katherine Spielmann and Rimjhim Aggarwal. Household Food Storage and Food Security: Perspectives from Archaeology and Contemporary India. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (Dec 2014).
  • Katherine Spielmann. The Prospects and Challenges of Faunal Data Integration and Comparative Analyses. International Council for Archaeozoology Meeting (Sep 2014).
  • Katherine Spielmann. Faunal Resource Depression and Turkey Intensification in the North American Southwest. International Council for Archaeozoology Meeting (Sep 2014).
  • Katherine Spielmann and Margaret Nelson. Vulnerabilities to Food Security: Contributions from the Prehistoric US Southwest and Northern Mexico. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting (Apr 2014).
  • Katherine Spielmann. Ohio Hopewell: A Case Study of the Ritual Mode of Production. Invited lecture, National Taiwain University, Department of Anthropology (Nov 2013).
  • Katherine A Spielmann and Jarrod Burks. Post Circles in the Middle Woodland: A Case Study From Seip Earthworks. Midwest Archaeological Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Katherine Spielmann. The Ritual Mode of Production: Economic Complexity in Small-Scale Societies. Invited lecture, National Taiwain University, Department of Anthropology (Oct 2013).
  • Katherine Spielmann, Donna Glowacki, and Keith Kintigh. Mesa Verde as a Case Study for Early Warning Signals. LTVTP/NABO Workshop, Iceland (Jul 2013).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Migration and Culture Change on Perry Mesa, AD 1280-1400. Desert Foothills chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society (Oct 2012).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Food Security in the Prehispanic Southwest and its Implications for Today. Anthropology Department Colloquium (290 Series), University of California, Berkeley, CA (Apr 2012).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Art, Community, and the End of Ohio Hopewell. Presented in the symposium Art Makes Society. 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archae (Apr 2012).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Resistance and Reorganisation: Pueblo Responses to Spanish Colonisation in the 17th Century. Garrod Seminar, McDonald Institute of Archaeology (Nov 2011).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Sustainable Subsistence Agriculture in the Prehistoric Southwestern US and its Implications for the Present. McDonald Institute Lunchtime Seminar (Nov 2011).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. The Emergence of Forager-Farmer Interaction in North America. 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2011).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Urban Faunal Workshop. 2-day Workshop on prospective collaborataive faunal research (Apr 2011).
  • Katherine A Spielmann. Legacies on the Landscape. 2-day Workshop to plan future research at Agua Fria National Monument (Mar 2011).
  • K. Spielmann and K. Kintigh. The Digital Archaeological Record: The Potentials of Archaeozoological Data Integration through tDAR. 11th International Conference for Archaeozoology, Paris, France, August 23-28 (Aug 2010).
  • K. Spielmann. Architectural Complexity at Seip Earthwork. 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Apr 2010).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Sharon J. Hall, Melissa Kruse-Peeples, and Dana Nakase. Legacies on the Landscape: Long-term Socio-ecological Interactions in the Southwestern U.S. From Field to Table: The Historical Ecology of Regional Subsistence Strategies (Mar 2010).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Hoski Schaafsma, John Briggs, Sharon Hall, and Melissa Kruse. Legacies on the Landscape: Enduring Effects of Long-Term Human-Ecosystem Interactions. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Mar 2008).
  • Katherine Spielmann. Archaeological Contributions to Understanding Socio-ecological Systems: Emerging Collaborations between Ecology and Archaeology. 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Mar 2008).
  • Katherine Spielmann and Carla Van West. Landscape Change. 20th Anniversary Southwest Symposium (Jan 2008).
  • Katherine A. Spielmann, Hoski Schaafsma, John Briggs, Sharon Hall, and Melissa Kruse. Legacies on the Landscape: The Enduring Effects of Long-Term Human-Ecosystem Interactions. 20th Anniversary of the Southwest Symposium (Jan 2008).
  • Katherine Spielmann and Margaret Nelson. Mitigating Environmental Risk in the US Southwest. Forces of Nature symposium, University of Pennsylvania Museum (Jan 2008).
  • Spielmann, Katherine. Crafting the Sacred: The Sociality of Ritual Production in Small-Scale Societies. Grace Elizabeth Shallit Memorial Lecture (Feb 2007).
  • Spielmann, Katherine, Briggs, John, Hall, Sharon. Legacies on the Landscape: Integrating Ecology and Archaeology in the Study of Landscape Transformation. Fourteenth International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (Oct 2006).
  • Spielmann, Katherine, Kruse, Melissa. Legacies on the Landscape: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology to Understand Long-Term Human-Ecosystem Interactions. Society for American Archaeology 71st Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
  • Spielmann, Katherine, Briggs, John. Introduction to the Legacies on the Landscape Project. Society for American Archaeology 71st Annual Meeting (Apr 2006).
  • Spielmann, Katherine. Crafting the Sacred: The Sociality of Ritual Production in Small-Scale Societies. Cotsen Institute Advanced Seminar on Ritual Economy Untethered by Space, Time, or Economic Form, UCL (Mar 2006).
  • Spielmann, Katherine, Kruse, Melissa, Smith, Jeremi. Architectural Diversity at Seip Earthwork. Midwest Archaeological Conference (Oct 2005).
  • Spielmann, Katherine, Hawkey, Diane. Pueblo Labor under Spanish Missionization. Paper presented in the symposium on Historical Archaeology: Southwest Style, Society for American Ar (Apr 2005).
  • Livingood, Patrick, Spielmann, Katherine. Ritual, Politics, and Exchange: Acquiring the "Other" in North American Prehistory. Society for American Archaeology 70th Annual Meeting (Mar 2005).
  • Spielmann, Katherine, Clark, Tiffany. Herding and Rustling: Variability in Access to Spanish Domestic Stock among the Salinas Pueblos. Society for American Archaeology 70th Annual Meeting (Mar 2005).
  • Briggs, John, Baldwin, Lisa, Hegmon, Michelle, Horn, Kari, Kaye, Jason, Kintigh, Keith, Kruse, Melissa, Lai, Chien, Schaafsma, Hoski, Schollmeyer, Karen, Smith, Andrew, Spielmann, Katherine, Wichlacz, Caitlin. Legacies on the landscape: Integrating ecology and archaeology to understand long-term human -ecosystem interactions. Poster presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. 31 July - 07 Augus (Aug 2004).
  • Rainey, Katharine, Spielmann, Katherine. Protohistoric and Contact Period Salinas Pueblo Maize: Trend or Departure?. Paper presented in the symposium on the Stories of Maize II: North America North of Mexico, Society (Apr 2004).
Service
  • American Antiquity, Editorial Board member (2012 - Present)
  • External Review Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Maine, Member (2011 - Present)
  • School of Sustainability, Associate Director (2007 - Present)
  • American Anthropological Association, Archaeology Division, President (2013 - 2015)
  • AAA Task Force on Israel and Palestine, Member (2014 - 2015)
  • SHESC, Faculty Honors Advisor for Anthropology (2012 - 2015)
  • American Antiquity, Editorial Board member (2012 - 2015)
  • Southwest archaeology search committee, member (2014 - 2015)
  • SHESC, Faculty Honors Advisor for Anthropology (2012 - 2014)
  • American Anthropological Association, Archaeology Division, President-elect (2011 - 2013)
  • SHESC, Member Ruppe Prize Committee (2012 - 2013)
  • SHESC, Search Committee member (2012 - 2013)
  • SHESC, Member, Self-Study Committee, Seven Year Review (2011 - 2012)
  • American Anthropological Association, Executive Board Member (2007 - 2010)
  • School of Sustainability, Associate Director (2007 - 2010)
  • School of Sustainability Search Committee, Chair (2010 - 2010)
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Editorial Board member (1994 - 2010)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Dean's Advisory Committee, member (2006 - 2009)
  • Tempe Community Council, member (2003 - 2009)
  • Tempe Homeless Advistory Committee, member (2005 - 2008)
  • Undergraduate Committee, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • Tempe Community Council, Secretary of the TCC Executive committee (2006 - 2007)
  • University Promotion and Tenure committee, member (2006 - 2007)
  • Faculty Women's Association, President. past-president (2006 - 2007)
  • Archaeology approach, Head (2006 - 2007)
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology, reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Journal of Anthropological Research, reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • U Utah Press, reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Tempe Community Council, Member-at-large of the TCC Executive committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Culture, Heritage, and Identity search committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Bioarchaeology search committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Personnel review committee, member (2005 - 2006)
  • Faculty Women's Association, President (2005 - 2006)
  • Faculty development program, Mentor to new faculty (2004 - 2006)
  • Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, colloquium speaker (2006 - 2006)
  • City of Tempe Homeless Advisory Council, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • City of Tempe Homeless Advisory Council, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Mesoamerican search committee, member (2005 - 2005)
  • Ancient urban search committee, member (2004 - 2005)
  • Faculty Development Mentoring Program, Mentor (2004 - 2005)
  • Faculty Women's Association, president-elect (2003 - 2005)
  • City of Tempe Homeless Advisory Council, member (2003 - 2004)
  • Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, editorial board member (2004)
  • American Anthropological Association, Archeology Division, Secretary (2002 - 2004)
  • Sigma Xi, ASU chapter president (2003 - 2004)
  • CLAS Dean's Advisory Council, member (2001 - 2004)
  • Hohokam search committee, member (2004 - 2004)
  • ASU Responsive PhD Initiative, steering committee member (2003)
  • American Anthropological Association, Secretary, Archeology Division (2003)
  • CLAS Dean's Advisory Council, member (2003)
  • Chair Search Committee, member (2003)
  • Faculty Women's Association, president-elect (2003)
  • National Charity League, member (2003)
  • National Science Foundation, Archaeology Program, Member, Committee of Visitors (2003)
  • Personnel Committee, member (2003)
  • Sigma Xi, ASU chapter president (2003)