Dr. LuAnn Wandsnider
Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 1989
Professor of Anthropology
Major Research Interests:
Archaeological method and theory; Pre-Columbian Archaeology of the North American Central and High Plains; Hellenistic-Roman Asia Minor; time in archaeology; costly signaling in Hellenistic-Roman Asia Minor and historic homesteading Nebraska.
Recent and Representative Publications:
In press The Sand Hills Cultural Landscape in Response to a Fluctuating Environment during and after the Medieval Climate Anomaly (Napier, T., M. Douglass, L. Wandsnider and R. Goble) Plains Anthropologist.
2015 On Complementarity of Practice, Scale, and Structure: Scalar Aspects of Social/Material Space in Anatolian Peri-Urban Contexts in Antiquity. Solicited as part of a dialogue on social practice theory and urban formation, Archaeological Dialogues.
2015 Monumental Civic Architecture Signals Group Identity, Affiliation, and Effective Collective Action: Prospects for Investigation in the Greek Cities of Late Hellenistic and Early Roman Asia Minor as Explored for Roman Aphrodisias. In Landscape and Identity: Archaeology and Human Geography, edited by Kurt D. Springs, pp. 55-69. BAR International Series 2709, Oxford.
2015 “Fighting over a Shadow?”: Hellenistic Greek cities and Greco-Roman cities as Fora and Media for Multi-level Social Signaling. In Urban Dreams, Urban Realities, edited by Adam Kemezis, pp. 69-98. Leiden, Brill.
2014 Lewis Roberts Binford. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (on-line and print). Springer, New York.
2013 Fragmentation Resistant Measures of Chipped Stone Abundance and Size: Results of an Experimental Investigation of the Impact of Cattle Trampling Surface Chipped Stone Scatters (Douglass, M.A. and L. Wandsnider). Plains Anthropologist 226:13-25.
2013 Public Benefactions in Western Rough Cilicia: Insights from Signaling Theory. In Current Research in Western Rough Cilicia, edited by M. Hoff and R. Townsend, pp. 170-181. Oxbow Press, Oxford.
2009 Life in the Truck Lane: Urban Development in Western Rough Cilicia (Rauh, N.K., R. F. Townsend, M. C. Hoff, M. Dillon, M. W. Doyle, C. A. Ward, R. M. Rothaus, H. Caner, U. Akkemik, L. Wandsnider, F. S. Ozaner, C. D. Dore). Jahreshefte des Österreichischen Archäologischen Institutes in Wien 78: 253-312.
2008 Time in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited, edited by S. Holdaway and L. Wandsnider. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2008 Introduction (S. Holdaway, senior author). In Time in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited, edited by S. Holdaway and L. Wandsnider, pp. 1-12. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2008 Time-Averaged Deposits and Multitemporal Processes in the Wyoming Basin, Intermontane North America: A Preliminary Consideration of Land Tenure in Terms of Occupation Frequency and Integration. In Time in Archaeology: Time Perspectivism Revisited, edited by S. Holdaway and L. Wandsnider, pp. 61-93. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2007 Archaeological Landscapes, Nomadism, and Tungabhadra Ethnoarchaeology. In Ethnoarchaeology and Formation Process Research in India, edited by K. Paddayya, pp. 171-182. Deccan College, Poona.
2006 Temporal Scales and Archaeological Landscapes from the Eastern Desert of Australia and Intermontane North America. (S. Holdaway, senior author). In Confronting Scale in Archaeology: Issues of Theory and Practice, edited by Gary Lock and Brian Molyneaux, pp. 183-202. Kluwer, New York.
2005 Modeling for Management in a Compliance World (C. Dore, senior author). In GIS and Archaeological Site Location Modeling, edited by Mark Mehrer and Konnie Wescott, CRC Press, Boca Raton.
2004 Current Issues in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, edited by E. Athanassopoulos and L. Wandsnider. University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, Philadelphia.
2004 Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology Past and Present (E. Athanassopoulos, senior author). In Current Issues in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, edited by E. Athanassopoulos and L. Wandsnider, pp. 1-14. University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, Philadelphia.
2004 Artifact, Landscape, and Temporality in Mediterranean Landscape Studies. In Current Issues in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology, edited by E. Athanassopoulos and L. Wandsnider, pp. 69-80. University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, Philadelphia.
2004 Solving the Puzzle of the Archaeological Labyrinth: Time Perspectivism in Mediterranean Surface Archaeology. In Side-by Side, edited by Susan Alcock and John Cherry, pp. 46-68. Oxbow Press, Oxford.
2004 Solving Meno's Puzzle, Defeating Merlin's Subterfuge: Bodies of Reference Knowledge and Archaeological Inference. In Processual Archaeology: A Tribute to Lewis R. Binford, edited by A. Johnson, pp. 275-305. Greenwood Press.
2003 Islands of Geophytes: Sego Lily Patch Density in a High Plains Habitat (with Y-S Chung, junior author). In Islands on the Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes, edited by M. Kornfeld and A. Osborn, pp. 220-242. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
2003 Western Niobrara River: An Inter-Island Passage on the Plains (with G. MacDonell, senior author). In Islands on the Plains: Ecological, Social, and Ritual Use of Landscapes, edited by M. Kornfeld and A. Osborn, pp. 89-107. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
1999 Late Prehistoric High Plains Foragers: Starving Nomads, Affluent Foragers? Great Plains Research 9(1):9-39.
1998 Regional Scale Processes and Archaeological Landscape Units." In Unit Issues in Archaeology, edited by A. F. Ramenofsky and A. Steffen, pp. 87-102. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.
1998 Landscape Element Configuration, Lifespace, and Occupation History: Ethnoarchaeological Observations and Archaeological Applications. In Surface Archaeology, edited by A. P. Sullivan, III, pp. 21-38. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.
1997 The Roasted and the Boiled: Food Composition and Heat Treatment with Special Emphasis on Pit-Hearth Cooking. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 16:1-48.
1996 Describing and Comparing Archaeological Spatial Structures. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 3(4):319-384.
1992 Space, Time, and Archaeological Landscapes, edited by J. Rossignol and L. Wandsnider. Plenum Press: New York.
Recent Conference Presentations and Posters:
2014 “Fighting with Soddies? A First Look at Signaling and its Effectiveness in Homesteading Contexts, Sand Hills region, Central Plains, USA” (with L. Walking and M. Douglass). Society for American Archaeology. Austin, TX, 23-28 April, 2014.
2014 “Preliminary Assessment of Homesteader Socioeconomic Status from the Photos of Solomon Butcher.” (L. Walkling and G. George senior authors) Nebraska Academy of Sciences, 12 April 2014, Lincoln, NE.
2014 "An Evaluation of OSL Dating of Ceramic Sherds from the Nebraska Sand Hills, USA” (Nora Greiman, Ronald Goble, Matthew Douglass, senior authors) Society for American Archaeology. Austin TX, 23-28 April 2014.
2013 “Hot Rock Technology: Directions for Future Research” ANTHROGROUP 8th Annual Academic Conference in the Social Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 1 February 2013.
2013 “Introducing Anthropological Approaches to Digital Homesteading” (with M. Awakuni-Swetland, D. Bringelson, S. Corr, E. Hammerl, M. McCollough, D. Osborne, J. Wagoner, L. Walkling). Annual Meeting of the Plains Anthropological Society. Longmont, CO, 3 October 2013
2012 “Asserting Identity, Signaling Effective Collective Action: The Role of Public Architecture in Hellenistic Western Anatolia” (with L. Nelson, junior author). Invited; Symposium “Landscape and Identity,” Theoretical Archaeology Group. Buffalo, New York, 17-20 May 2012.
2012 “The Notion Site Redux.” Invited; Symposium “Honoring the Career of Robert C. Dunnell.” 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Memphis, Tennessee, 20 April 2012.
2012 Poster: “The Sand Hills Cultural Landscape in Response to a Fluctuating Environment during and after the Medieval Climate Period” (T. Napier and M. Douglass, senior authors; R. Goble, junior author). 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee, 1922 April 2012.
2012 “Living on the Edge: An Archaeological Investigation of the Unsheltered of Lincoln” (with A. Anderson, K. Kollars, E. Spack, and R. Sokup, senior authors). Nebraska Academy of Science, Lincoln Nebraska, 21 April 2012.
2011 “The Differential Persistence of the Citizen-City Structure in Hellenistic Anatolia and Provincial Asia Minor: A Multi-level Evolutionary Approach with a Costly Signaling Mechanism.” Urban Dreams and Realities: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the City in Ancient Cultures. Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), 21-22 October 2011.
2011 “Assessing Socio-Natural Resilience on the Pre-Columbian Central and High Plains: Report of the 2010-2011 Field Seasons” (with M. Douglass, T. Napier, and R. Goble, junior authors). 69th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference. Tucson, Arizona, 26-29 October 2011.
2011 “Geomorphologically Informed Investigations of the Surface Archaeological Record in the Oglala National Grasslands and Toadstool Geologic Park, Northwestern Nebraska Field Report on the University of Nebraska 2011 Archaeological Field School” (with M. Douglass, senior author). 69th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference. Tucson, Arizona, 26-29 October 2011.
2011 “Seeking Deep Time: Report of the 2010 Activities of UNL Field School in Archaeology in the Search for Middle Holocene Age Cultural Deposits in the Salt Creek Drainage, SE Nebraska.” Nebraska Academy of Science. Lincoln, Nebraska, 15 April 2011.
2010 “Lewis Binford and the Time/Space Continuum” (with Simon Holdaway, junior author). Invited; Symposium “Archaeology IS Anthropology: Honoring Lewis Binford” at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. St. Louis, Missouri, 14-18 April 2010.
2007 "One for All and All for One: An Examination of the Role of Monumental Architecture in Polis Viability in Western Rough Cilicia." Paper presented in the International Rough Cilicia Conference. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Oct 25-27, 2007.
2007 Poster: "Evaluation of Remote Sensing Tools for Locating and Characterizing Terrace Cobble Deposits in the Interior Wyoming Basin" (with M. A. Dooley). Society for American Archaeology, Austin, April 26-May 1, 2007.
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), 1989
M.S. Anthropology, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), 1981
B.S. Anthropology, Geology, University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1979