Cameron works in the northern part of the prehistoric American Southwest focusing especially on the Chaco and post-Chaco eras (A.D. 900-1300). Her research interests include prehistoric population movement, the evolution of complex societies as understood through the study of regional social and political systems, methodology of social boundaries in the past, and prehistoric architecture. She has worked at the Bluff Great House, a Chacoan site and in nearby Comb Wash in southeastern Utah. Cameron currently investigates captives and slaves in small-scale societies and their role in prehistoric cultural transmission.
southwestern archaeology, prehistoric demography, prehistoric social boundaries, evolution of complex societies, migration, slavery