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Ortman, Scott Graham Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Ortman's research focuses on historical anthropology, or the integration of theory and data from many fields to understand the long-term histories of indigenous peoples. He is especially interested in the causes and consequences of major transitions - periods when new societies formed, old ones collapsed, or new scales of organization emerged. As examples, he has investigated Tewa Pueblo origins in the Northern Rio Grande region of New Mexico; the growth and collapse of villages in the Mesa Verde region of Colorado; and more recently, the accumulation of social complexity on a global scale. Ortman is currently working on the Neolithic Revolution in the U.S. Southwest in collaboration with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the CU Museum of Natural History, the emergence of towns in the Tewa Basin, and complex systems approaches to human societies in collaboration with the Santa Fe Institute.

keywords

  • archaeology, historical anthropology, cognitive and historical linguistics, evolution, social development, complex systems, material culture, US Southwest, North America

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 1120 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Pueblo Indians of the Southwest (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • ANTH 4020 Explorations in Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4840 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4910 Teaching Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5020 Explorations in Anthropology (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5460 Archaeology and Contemporary Society (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • ANTH 4350 Archaeological Field and Laboratory Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 5350 Archaeological Field and Laboratory Research (Summer 2018)
  • ANTH 1120 Exploring a Non-Western Culture: Pueblo Indians of the Southwest (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5840 Guided Study (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 5930 Anthropology Internship (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6940 Master's Candidate for Degree (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 6950 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 7840 Independent Research (Spring 2018)
  • ANTH 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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