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Dr. Andrew M. Mickelson

Associate Professor

Landscape archaeology, GIS applied to ancient patterns of land use.


A. MickPhone Number: (901) 678-4505

Email: amicklsn@memphis.edu

Homepage: https://umdrive.memphis.edu/amicklsn/main.htm




Research Interests

Mickelson research

My current research interests include examining temporal changes in prehistoric settlement patterns in eastern North America. I am interested in the relationships between prehistoric landuse, environmental change, and subsistence practices. My study areas include western Tennessee and eastern Kentucky. I conduct archaeological spatial analysis utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the methodological, analytical, and theoretical stages of archaeology research. My fieldwork employs the use of GIS and GPS to develop and implement statistically robust sampling designs. My theoretical interests include evolutionary ecology, cultural ecology, and evolutionary archaeology.

Background

2005-Present: Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis

2003-2004: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama

2002: Ph.D., Anthropology, Ohio State University

1996: MA, Anthropology, Ohio State University

1990: BA, Anthropology, Beloit College

Publications and Manuscripts

2009

Mickelson, Andrew M. and Katherine R. Mickelson. Gladie Creek: A Multicomponent Deposit Located within the Red River Gorge, Eastern Kentucky. Current Research in Kentucky Archaeology (in press).

Bartholomew, Mervin J., Michael J. Bone, Andrew M. Mickelson. The Passing of a Hotspot: Changes in Strain-Accommodation in Yellowstone’s Wake. (in prep).

Childs. H. T. and Charles H. McNutt, Andrew M. Mickelson, LuElla Parks, Jamie Lockhart. Chickasawba Arkansas Archeologist 48:15-56.

2008

Recent Research at the Ames Mound Complex: An Early Mississippian Site in Southwest Tennessee. Tennessee Archaeology 3(2): 201-218.

2007

Review of Geographic Information Systems in Archaeology by James Conolly and Mark Lake. Geoarchaeology 22:2, 281-283.

2006

Analysis of the Mammoth Cave 1812 Era Saltpeter Mining Hydraulic System. In Cave Archaeology of Eastern North America, D. Dye, editor, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

2002

Evidence from Eastern Kentucky Documenting Changes in Prehistoric Settlement Patterns as a Result of Shifts in Subsistence Practices. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University

2001

The Salt Wall: A Probable Woodland Period Earthwork in Granville Township, Licking County, Ohio. Ohio Archaeological Council Newsletter 13:1, 19-20.

2000

Gremillion, K., K. R. Mickelson, A. M. Mickelson. Rockshelters at the Headwaters: A Recent Archaeological Survey in the Big Sinking Drainage of Eastern Kentucky. In Current Archaeological Research in Kentucky. Volume Six. Edited by D. Pollack and K. Gremillion. Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort.

1999

Recent Excavations at the Spring Creek Site. Greenbrier County, West Virginia. West Virginia Archeologist 49:41-50.

1997

Mickelson, A. M., Katherine R. Mickelson, M. E. Mickelson, G. Crothers, C. Swedlund and R. Ward. An Archaeological and Historical Review of Nitre Mining at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Proceedings of the 1997 Mammoth Cave National Park Science Conference, Mammoth Cave.

1989

The Development of Ethics in Socio-cultural Anthropology: The Thailand Controversy Examined. Paper prepared for a National Endowment to the Humanities Grant. Manuscript on file at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C.

Papers and Presentations

2010

The Missing Mississippian Village: A Case Study of Obtrusiveness in the Development of Prehistoric Landuse Models. Paper to be presented at the 75th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meetings, St. Louis.

2009

Results of Geochemical Analysis at an Early Mississippian Mound Site in Western Tennessee. Paper Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Atlanta Georgia.

Andrew M. Mickelson and Eric Goddard. A Terrain Analysis of Pinson’s Eastern Citadel. Paper Presented at the Midsouth Archaeological Conference, Memphis.

Katherine Mickelson and Andrew M. Mickelson Geochemical Analysis of Mound D, Ames Mound Complex. Paper Presented at the Midsouth Archaeological Conference, Memphis.

Magnetometry and Surface Survey of the Ames Mound Complex. Paper Presented at the 26th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Mobile Alabama.

2008

Archaeological Research at the Ames Mound Complex, Western Tennessee. Paper Presented at the 25th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee.

2007

Recent Research at the Ames Mound Complex, Western Tennessee. Paper presented at the Midsouth Archaeological Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.

Excavations at Mound D, Ames Mound Complex. Paper Presented at the 25th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference. Knoxville, Tennessee.

2006

Andrew M. Mickelson, Katherine R. Mickelson. Middle Archaic Period Landuse in Eastern Kentucky. Paper Presented at the 24th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.

A GIS Analysis of Prehistoric Landuse in the Tennessee River Valley. Paper presented at the Current Research in Tennessee Conference. Nashville, Tennessee

Continuity and Change in Early to Late Archaic Settlement Patterns in Eastern Kentucky Paper presented at the 21st Kentucky Heritage Council Meetings, Bowling Green Kentucky.

Kristen J. Gremillion, Sarah Sherwood, Jason Windingstad, Katherine R. Mickelson, Andrew Mickelson. Pre-Maize Food Production and Anthropogenic Landscapes in Eastern Kentucky. Paper Presented at the 71st annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 26-30, 2006

2004

A Georeferenced Three Dimensional Model of the Moundville Site in West Central Alabama. Invited presentation to the Alabama Association of Professional Archaeologists. Montgomery, Alabama.

Diachronic Changes in Rockshelter Occupations in Eastern Kentucky. Invited paper to be presented at the Uplands Archaeology in the East: Symposium IX, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

2003

The Gladie Creek Site: A Multicomponent Deposit Located within the Red River Gorge, Menifee County, Kentucky. Presentation prepared for the Kentucky Heritage Council Meetings, Louisville, Kentucky.

GIS Analysis of Settlement Change: An Example from Eastern Kentucky. Presentation prepared for the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2002

A GIS-Based Energetics Cost Analysis of Eastern Kentucky Rockshelter occupations with Cultigens. Paper presented at the Southeastern Archaeology Conference Annual Meeting, Biloxi, Mississippi.

2001

Plant Domestication and the Origins of Agriculture in Eastern North America: A GIS Perspective of Prehistoric Land Use from the Red River Valley in Eastern Kentucky. Poster prepared for the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, New Orleans.

Archaeological Research at Mammoth Cave National Park. Invited lecture to the Spring General Meeting, Archaeological Society of Ohio, Columbus.

Computer-Automated Data Collection from the Ground Up: A Distributional Archaeology Pilot Study from the Cumberland Escarpment. Paper presented at the Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Meetings, Northern Kentucky University.

2000

The Salt Wall: A Probable Woodland Period Earthwork in Granville Township, Licking County, Ohio. Paper presented at the Fall Ohio Archaeological Conference.

Archaeological Research at Mammoth Cave National Park. Invited lecture to the Forks of the Delaware Chapter, Archaeological Society of Ohio.

Measuring the Facing Aspect of Archaeological Sites: GIS and Traditional Methods Compared. Poster presented at the Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

1997

Mickelson, A. M., Katherine R. Mickelson, M. E. Mickelson, G. Crothers, C. Swedlund and R. Ward. An Archaeological and Historical Review of Nitre Mining at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Paper Presented at the 1997 Mammoth Cave National Park Science Conference, Mammoth Cave. National Park Service 6:9-12.

Mickelson, A. M. and K. Robinson Mickelson. Rockshelters at the Headwaters: Preliminary Results of a Survey of the Big Sinking Drainage, Eastern Kentucky. Paper presented at the Kentucky Heritage Council Meetings.

Crothers, G., R. Ward, C. Swedlund, K. Robinson Mickelson, and A. M. Mickelson. Systematic, Intensive Survey of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky: Methodological Considerations. Paper presented at the Society of American Archaeology Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

1995

Observations on a "Low" Density Resource: the Spring Creek Site (46GB114) in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Paper presented at the Ohio Archaeological Conference.

Crothers, G., R. Ward, C. Swedlund, K. Robinson Mickelson, and A. M. Mickelson. Systematic, Intensive Survey of Mammoth Cave, Kentucky: Discerning Patterns of Prehistoric Activity Notwithstanding 200 Years of Historic Use. Paper presented at the Southeastern Archaeological Conference.

Courses taught

Summer 2010 Courses

Archaeological Field and Lab Techniques (ESCI 4325/6325)

    2010 ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL

    May 17 - June 3

Fall 2010 Courses

Humans and the Environmental Earth Sciences (ESCI 1103)

    T, R 8:00 -9:25 AM Johnson Hall 119

Applications of archaeology, geology, and geography to understanding, evaluating and solving problems created by natural hazards and those created by human in the pasts; study in management, utilization and preservation of our archaeological sites, finite space and natural resources. Three lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week.

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Theory and Method in Archaeology (ESCI 7310)

    T, R 2:40-4:05 PM Clement Hall 125

History of archaeology and development of conceptual framework for archaeological data collection and interpretation; current theories and methods including use of allied specialties.

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