Dr. Carrie C.Heitman                             

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Co-Director for the Chaco Research Archive

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Virginia (2011)

Office: 833 Oldfather Hall
Email: heitman@unl.edu

Phone: (402) 472-7957
Fax: (402) 472-9642

Research Interests:

Archaeology, kinship and households, social and ritual organization, gender, social inequality, cultural heritage preservation, ethnoarchaeology, digital archaeology and digital anthropologies; American Southwest

Representative Publications:

Edited Volumes

Heitman, Carrie C. and Steve Plog (eds.)
Under Review.  Chaco Revisited: New Research on the Prehistory of Chaco Canyon, NM. Amerind Studies in Archaeology Series, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Carrie C. Heitman
Under Review.  Archaeologies of Kinship and Analogies of (In)Equality.

Plog, Steve and Carrie C. Heitman
2010  “Hierarchy and Social Inequality in the American Southwest, A.D. 800-1200.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(46):19619-19626.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Plog, Steve, Carrie C. Heitman, and Adam Watson
Under Review.  “Chaco Canyon.”  In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the American Southwest, edited by Severin Fowles and Barbara J. Mills.  Oxford University Press.

Heitman, Carrie C.,
Under Review. “A Discussion of House Theory and Ritual Contexts in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, A.D. 800-1200.” In Current Issues in the Archaeology of Chaco Canyon, A.D. 800-1200, edited by Carrie Heitman and Steve Plog.  Amerind Studies in Archaeology Series, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Geib, Phil R. and Carrie C. Heitman,
Under Review.  “The Relevance of Maize Pollen for Assessing the Extent of Maize Production in Chaco Canyon.” In Current Issues in the Archaeology of Chaco Canyon, A.D. 850-1150, edited by Carrie C. Heitman and Steve Plog.  Amerind Studies in Archaeology Series, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Heitman, Carrie C.,
2007  “Houses Great and Small:  Re-evaluating the Construction of Hierarchy in Chaco Canyon, NM, A.D. 850-1180.”  In The Durable House: Architecture, Ancestors and Origins, edited by Robin Beck.  22nd Annual Visiting Scholar Conference, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

Heitman, Carolyn C. and Steve Plog,
2006  “Kinship and the Dynamics of the House: Rediscovering Dualism in the Pueblo Past.” In A Catalyst for Ideas:  Anthropological Archaeology and the Legacy of Douglas W. Schwartz, edited by Vernon Scarborough, pp. 69-100.  School of American Research Press, Santa Fe. 

Book Reviews, Regional Publications, Reports, and Other Scholarly Output

Heitman, Carrie,
2007  “Creation of a Center Place:  Re-evaluating the ‘House’ in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, AD 850-1180.”  In Southwest Archaeology:  The Next Generation, a Theme issue edited by Jeffery Clark. Archaeology Southwest 21(3).

Heitman, Carrie C.
2007  Book Review of The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center, edited by Steve H. Lekson.  School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.  Kiva 72(2).

Plog, Steve and Carrie Heitman
2006  “Understanding Chaco:  A Digital, Archival Approach.”  Archaeology Southwest 20(3):17-18.

Recent Presentations:

“Intersecting Archives: Examining Women's Leadership in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.”  Paper presented in the Gender and Leadership symposium at the Theoretical Archaeology Group Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 9-11, 2013.

“The Creation of a Holy House:  A Case Study from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, A.D. 800-1200.”  Paper presented in the Holy Houses symposium at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee, April 18-22, 2012.        

“Legacy Data, Digital Archives, and New Directions for Chaco Canyon Archaeology.” Paper presented in the New Methods, New Questions and New Data from Old Collections symposium at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee, April 18-22, 2012. (With W. Martin, S. Plog, A. Holeman, and A. Watson)

 “Historic Legacies and Emerging Research Possibilities: The Chaco Research Archive.”  Paper presented in the Digital Anthropology: Projects and Projections symposium at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, November 16-24, 2011.

“A Discussion of House Theory and Ritual Contexts in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, A.D. 850-1150.”  Paper presented at an Amerind Foundation Seminar: Current Issues in the Archaeology of Chaco Canyon, A.D. 850-1150, October 9-13, 2010.

 “Learning the Vocabularies of Vernacular Architecture, Chaco Canyon, NM, A.D. 850-1180.”  Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, April 14-18, 2010.

“Monumental Buildings and Vernacular Architecture:  Reassessing Hierarchy through Symbolic Dimensions of Chacoan House Construction.”  Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-26, 2009.

“Reconsidering Maize Pollen Counts from Chaco Canyon Based on Experimental Findings.”  Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 22-26, 2009.  (With P. Geib) 

“Chaco at 100 Years:  The Future of Archaeological Research in the Canyon.”  Invited forum participant at the 72nd Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, April 25-29, 2007.  (With C. Cameron)

“Archives and Ancestors: Reinterpreting Death and Demography in Chaco Canyon.”  Paper presented to the University of Virginia, Department of Anthropology Speakers Series, October 13, 2006. (With S. Plog)

“Birds in Chaco Canyon:  A Distribution Analysis in Ethnographic Context.”  Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 26-30, 2006.

“Microcosm and Macrocosm:  Pueblo World View During the Chaco Era.”  Paper presented at the 10th Biennial Southwest Symposium:  Ritual, Landscape, and Historical Archaeology in the U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico, Las Cruces, NM, January 12-15, 2006. (With S. Plog) 

“Houses Great and Small:  Re-evaluating the Construction of Hierarchy in Chaco Canyon, NM, A.D. 860-1180.”  Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Visiting Scholar Conference:  The Durable House: Architecture, Ancestors, and Origins.  Sponsored by the Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, March 18-19, 2005.

“Roads, Rooms, and Ritual at the Bluff Great House.”  Poster presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 30-April 3, 2005. (With P. Geib)

“The Bluff Great House Platform and Mounds: Intentional Creations or Simply Disposal Areas?”  Poster presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 30-April 3, 2005.  (With E. Cubbon, and P. Geib)

“Prayer Sticks and Room Function at the Bluff Great House.”  Paper presented at the 77th Annual Pecos Conference, Bluff, UT, August 12-15, 2004.

Professional Memberships:

American Anthropological Association
Society for American Archaeology
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

Courses Taught:

ANTH 935 Seminar in Archaeology: Digital Anthropologies
ANTH 215 Anthropology of Death
ANTH 364 Peoples and Cultures of the American Southwest
ANTH 417/817 History of Anthropological Theory