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Jones, Eric Edward

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Jones is a historical archaeologist with research specialties in settlement ecology, landscapes and built environments, socioeconomic interactions, and demographic archaeology. His research is community-based and multiscalar and incorporates GIS-based landscape reconstruction and spatial analysis; historic documents, census records, and oral histories; and artifact analysis. His current focus is on late 1800s rural communities in the U.S. and the impact of the rise of commercial farming on household economics, community social interactions, landscapes, and health and mortality. Essentially, his work is examining how rural U.S. farming communities formed. He is currently working with communities in the Northeast; however, exploratory projects in the Plains and Front Range are on the horizon. This work expands upon his previous settlement ecology research into Haudenosaunee and Piedmont Siouan Indigenous communities just prior to and during European colonization of eastern North America.


  • Historical archaeology; settlement ecology; landscapes; history of U.S. agriculture; rural communities


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courses taught

  • ANTH 1125 - Exploring Cultural Diversity in the U.S.
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Examines the geography, kinship, politics and religious values of various cultures in the United States in historical and contemporary context through an anthropological perspective. Check with department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ANTH 4020 - Explorations in Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Special topics in cultural and physical anthropology, as well as archaeology. Check with the department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ANTH 5020.
  • ANTH 7030 - Seminar: Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Intensive examination of selected theoretical or methodological topics in archaeology. Topics vary with current research emphasis. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.


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