Anthony L. OrtmannAssociate ProfessorDepartment of GeosciencesMurray State UniversityContact information:
355 Blackburn Science BuildingOffice phone: 270-809-6755Email: email@example.comEducation:
Ph.D., Tulane University, 2007M.A., Tulane University, 2004B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1995Research interests:
My research interests are based primarily in North American archaeology with a geographical
and temporal specialization in the prehistory of the southeastern United States. I
am especially interested in the interaction of humans with their environments and
the production and maintenance of cultural landscapes. I have a broad range of analytical
interests with particular emphasis on the application of geoarchaeological principles,
such as geophysical surveying and geomorphology, in the reconstruction of past human
ARC 556/656 (GSC 556/656) – Geophysical Surveying Applications in ArchaeologyARC 357 – Lithic AnalysisARC 330 – North American ArchaeologyANT 329 – North American IndiansARC 321 – Ancient CivilizationsARC 302 – Archaeological Field WorkARC 150 – Introduction to ArchaeologyANT 140 – Introduction to Cultural AnthropologySelect publications:
Ortmann, Anthony L., and Caroline Schmidt, in press. Investigating the Function of an Archaic Period
Earthwork Using Microartifacts. Southeastern Archaeology.
Spivey, S. Margaret, Tristram R. Kidder, Anthony L. Ortmann, and Lee J. Arco, 2015. Pilgrimage to Poverty Point? In The Archaeology of Events: Cultural Change and Continuity in the Pre-Columbian Southeast, edited by Zackary I. Gilmore and Jason M. Donoughue. University of Alabama Press,
Ortmann, Anthony L., and Tristram R. Kidder, 2013. Building Mound A at Poverty Point: Implications for
Hunter-Gatherer Social Organization. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 28:66-86.
Homsey, Lara K., Anthony L. Ortmann, and Kit W. Wesler, 2012. Integrating Community Service Learning into the Murray
State University Archaeology Program. Journal of Kentucky Archaeology 1(2):39-51.
Ortmann, Anthony L., 2010. Placing the Poverty Point Mounds in Their Temporal Context. American Antiquity 75(3):657-678.
Kidder, Tristram R., Anthony L. Ortmann, and E. Thurman Allen, 2004. Testing Mounds B and E at Poverty Point. Southeastern Archaeology 23(1):98-113.