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Dr. David G. Anderson

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  • Ph.D. 1990, Anthropology, University of Michigan
  • M.A. 1979, Anthropology, University of Arkansas
  • B.A. 1972, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

Research Interests

Eastern U.S. prehistoric and historic archaeology, archaeological method and theory, heritage resource management/public archaeology, development of cultural complexity, colonization and migration

Selected Publications

Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology: From Colonization to Complexity. 2012. David G. Anderson and Kenneth E. Sassaman. Society for American Archaeology Press, Washington, D.C. .

Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics: A Global Perspective on Mid-Holocene Transitions (David G. Anderson, Kirk A. Maasch, and Daniel H. Sandweiss, editors). 2007. Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Archaeology, History, and Predictive Modeling: Research on Fort Polk 1972-2002. (David G. Anderson and Steven D. Smith). 2003. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

The Woodland Southeast. (David G. Anderson and Robert C. Mainfort, Jr., editors). 2002. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

Climate and Culture Change in Prehistoric and Early Historic Eastern North America. 2001. Archaeology of Eastern North America 29:143-186.

Paleoindian Colonization of the Americas: Implications from an Examination of Physiography, Demography, and Artifact Distributions. (David G. Anderson and J. Christopher Gillam). 2000. American Antiquity 65:43-66.

Transitions in the Mid-Holocene (Daniel H. Sandweiss, Kirk A. Maasch, David G. Anderson). 1999. Science 283:499-500.

The Paleoindian and Early Archaic Southeast. (David G. Anderson and Kenneth E. Sassaman, editors). 1996. University of Alabama Press.

The Archaeology of the Mid-Holocene Southeast. (Kenneth E. Sassaman and David G. Anderson, editors). 1996. University Presses of Florida.

The Savannah River Chiefdoms: Political Change in the Late Prehistoric Southeast. 1994.  University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Some publications are available for download (PDF) in Dr. David G. Anderson's Curriculum Vitae


Dr. David G. Anderson

Contact Information

Dr. David G. Anderson
250 South Stadium Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee

Phone: 865-974-4408