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Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University.

Faculty Updates

Andrew Duff
Duff, Andrew I., Ashenafi Zena, Addisalem Melesse, John A. Wolff, Owen K. Neill, and M. Steven Shackley. 2018.
Recent Research on Megalithic Stele sites of the Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 19:856-863.

Colin Grier
The past several years have seen Colin Grier turn to near-surface geophysical methods to complement the household excavations he has undertaken in the Salish Sea. Shoreline erosion mitigation and site preservation continue to be a focus as well, as sea level rise and human development are having a major impact on the archaeological record of the Salish Sea. Such issues continue to fuel his long-term partnerships with First Nations and Native American Tribes, as well as new conservation and research efforts in south Puget Sound (at the WSU Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station) and with graduate students working in the San Juan Islands.

Hopt, Justin, and Grier, Colin. 2018. Continuity amidst Change: Village Organization and Fishing Subsistence at the Dionisio Point Locality in Coastal Southern British Columbia. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 13(1):21-42.

Grier, Colin. 2018. Comment on “Many Seasons Ago: Slavery and Its Rejection among Foragers on the Pacific Coast of North America” by David Wengrow and David Graeber. American Anthropologist 120(2):254-255.

Barry Hewlett
Pemberton, T.J., Verdu, P., Becker, N.S., Willer, C.J., Hewlett, B.S., LeBomin, S., Froment, A., Rosenberg, N.A. and E. Heyer
2018. A genome scan for genes underlying adult body size differences between Central African hunter-gatherers and farmers. Human Genetics 137: 487-509.

Ross, C.T., Hewlett, B.S. and 32 others. 2018. Greater wealth inequality, less polygyny: rethinking the polygyny threshold model. Journal of the Royal Society Interface DOI:10.1098/rsif.2018.0035

Dira, S.D., and Hewlett, B.S. 2018. Cultural resilience among the Chabu hunter-gatherers in south western Ethiopia. African Study Monographs 39:97-120.

Roulette, J.W., Roulette, C.J., Quinlan, R.J., Call, D.R., Hewlett, B.S., Caudell, M.A., and M.B. Quinlan. 2018. Children’s ethnobiological notions of contamination and contagions among Maasai agropastoralists of northern Tanzania. Journal of Ethnobiology 38:261-275.

Dira, S.D., and Hewlett, B.S. 2018. The Chabu hunter-gatherers of the highland forests of South western Ethiopia. International Journal of Hunter-Gatherer Research 3.2.

Boyette, A.H., and Hewlett, B.S. 2017. Teaching in hunter-gatherers. Review in Philosophy and Psychology DOI: 10.1007/s13164-017-0347-2

Boyette, A.H., and Hewlett, B.S. 2017. Autonomy, equality, and teaching among Aka foragers and Ngandu farmers of the Congo Basin. Human Nature 28:289-322.

Jeannette Mageo
In August 2018 Jeannette began serving as chair of the Faculty Senate.

Mageo, Jeannette. 2018. “Mimesis, Models, Metaphors, and Feet in American Dreams.” Ethos 46(2):254-274.

Courtney Meehan
Meehan CL, Lackey KA, Hagen EH, Williams JE, Roulette J, Helfrecht C, McGuire MA, McGuire MK. 2018. Social networks, cooperative breeding, and the human milk microbiome American Journal of Human Biology, e23131.

Helfrecht C, Hagen, EH, DeAvila, D, Bernstein, RM, Dira, SJ, Meehan, CL. 2018. DHEAS patterning across childhood in three sub-Saharan populations: Associations with age, sex, ethnicity, and cortisol. American Journal of Human Biology, e23090. doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23090

Anne Pisor
Pisor, A. C., & Gurven, M. 2018. When to diversify, and with whom? Choosing partners among outgroup strangers in lowland Bolivia. Evolution and Human Behavior, 39(1), 30–39. doi:10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2017.09.003.

Luke Premo
Miller-Atkins, Galen, and L. S. Premo. 2018. Time-averaging and the spatial scale of regional cultural differentiation in archaeological assemblages. Science & Technology of Archaeological Research. doi:10.1080/20548923.2018.1504490.

Shannon Tushingham
Tushingham, Shannon, Charles M. Snyder, Korey J. Brownstein, William J. Damitio, David R. Gang. 2018. Biomolecular archaeology reveals ancient origins of indigenous tobacco smoking in North American Plateau. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Tushingham, Shannon, Hopt, Justin, Christiansen, Colin, Bommelyn, Loren Green, John , Peterson, Michael Steinruck, Suntayea Stewart, Crista. 2018. In the Footsteps of Amelia Brown: Collaborative Historical Ecology at Shin-yvslh-sri~, a Tolowa Village on the North Coast of California. Journal of Coastal and Island Archaeology. In press.

Palmer, Erica, Shannon Tushingham, and Kemp, Brian. 2018. Human Use of Small Forage Fish: Improved Ancient DNA Species Identification Techniques Reveal Long Term Record of Sustainable Mass Harvesting of Smelt Fishery in the Northeast Pacific Rim. Journal of Archaeological Science 99:143-152.

Damitio, William, Gillreath-Brown, Andrew and Tushingham, Shannon. 2018. “Seeing the Forest for the Trees”: A Spatial Database to Enhance Potential of Legacy Collections at the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 52(2):183-199.

Tushingham, Shannon, and Bettinger, Robert L. 2018. Storage Defense: Intensive and Expansive Territorialism in Hunter-Gatherer Delayed Return Economies. Quaternary International. doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.02.013

Eerkens, Jelmer W., Tushingham, Shannon, Brownstein, Korey J., Garibay, Ramona Perez, Katherine Murga, Engel Kaijankoski, Philip, Rosenthal, Jeffrey, Gang, David R. 2018. Dental Calculus as a Source of Ancient Alkaloids: Detection of Nicotine by LC-MS in Calculus Samples from the Americas. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 18:509-515

Marley, Meghan B., Brownstein, Korey J., Lepper, Bradley T., Tushingham, Shannon, Leone, Karen, L. Rafferty, Sean M., Gang, David R., Pansing, Linda L., Pickard, William H., and Six, Juli. 2018. Analyses of Organic Residue from a Conical Pipe from the Niles Wolford Mound (33Pi3), Pickaway County, Ohio. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.03.008

Marsha Bolger Quinlan
Snively-Martinez, A., Quinlan, MB. In press Family Poultry Systems on the Southern Pacific Coast of Guatemala: Gender, Livelihoods and Food Security. Journal of Ethnobiology.

Quinlan, MB. 2018. The Freelisting Method. In Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, P. Liamputtong, ed. Springer Nature, Singapore. DOI:10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_12-1.

Roulette, CJ; Njaub,EFA; Quinlan, MB; Quinlan, RJ; and Call, DR. 2018. Medicinal foods and Beverages among Maasai Agropastoralists in Northern Tanzania. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 216: 191–202

Roulette, J.W.; Roulette, CJ; Quinlan, RJ; Call, DR; Hewlett, B; Caudell, MA; and Quinlan, MB. 2018. Ethnobiological Notions of Direct and Indirect Contamination and Contagions among Maasai Agro-Pastoralist Children of Northern Tanzania. Journal of Ethnobiology 38(2):.261-275.

Caudell, MA; Quinlan, MB; Quinlan, RJ; and Call, DR. 2017. Medical Pluralism and Livestock Health: Ethnomedical and Bio-medical Veterinary Knowledge among East African Agro-pastoralists. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedcine 13:7

Caudell, M; Quinlan, MB; Subbiah,M; Call, D.R; Roulette, C.J; Roulette, J.W; Roth, A; Matthews, L; Quinlan, R.J. 2017. Antimicrobial Use and Veterinary Care among Agro-pastoralists in Northern Tanzania. PloS One 12(1), 0170328.

Roulette, CJ, Caudell, MA; Roulette, JW; Quinlan, RJ; Quinlan, MB; Subbiah, M; Call, DR. 2017. A two-month follow-up evaluation testing innovations to limit the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among the Maasai of Northern Tanzania. BMC Infectious Disease 7:770. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2857-zs.

Clare M. Wilkinson
 Wilkinson, Clare M. 2018. “Wrinkles in Time: Ageing Costume in Hindi Film.” BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies 9,(1)46-72.