Dr. Jacob Skousen

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Dr. B. Jacob Skousen

Dr. Jacob Skousen

Visiting Research Archaeologist

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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General Interest/Area of Focus

Cahokia, Mississippian societies, pilgrimage, religion

Current Research

Midwest Archaeological Conference
Southeast Archaeological Conference
Society for American Archaeology
Illinois Archaeological Survey

Selected Bibliography

2015 Tracing the Relational: The Archaeology of Worlds, Spirits, and Temporalities, edited by M. Buchanan and J. Skousen. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

2015 Moonbeams, Water, and Smoke: Tracing Other-Worldly Relationships at the Emerald Site. In Tracing the Relational: The Archaeology of Worlds, Spirits, and Temporalities, edited by M. Buchanan and J. Skousen, pp. 40–55. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

2012 Posts, Places, Ancestors, and Worlds: Dividual Personhood in the American Bottom Region. Southeastern Archaeology 31(1):57–69.

Selected Papers Presented

2014 Making a Case for Large-Scale Gatherings at the Emerald Site. Paper Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Greenville, South Carolina.

2014 Ground-Truthing the Emerald Avenue. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Urbana, Illinois.

2014 Movements and Convergence: A Necessary Relationship. Paper presented at the North American Theoretical Archaeology Group, Urbana, Illinois (by J. Skousen and M. Adamson).

2013 Memory, Monuments, and the Moorehead Phase Occupation at the Emerald Site. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

2012 Pilgrims and Proselytizers: The Movers and Shakers of Mississippian Beginnings. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (by J. Skousen and A. Butler).

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