Eve A. Hargrave

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Eve A. Hargrave

Eve Hargrave

Skeletal Analyst

B.A. Anthropology/Archaeology, Washington University
M.A. Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

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General Interest/Area of Focus

Eve Hargrave’s interests lie in the area of bioarchaeology of Eastern North America, particularly how it pertains to the relationship between social and demographic changes and mortuary studies. Most of her recent research has focused upon late prehistoric mortuary practices of Native Americans in Illinois-particularly in the area of the American Bottom around Cahokia.

Memberships/Awards/Accomplishments

Society for American Archaeology
Illinois Archaeological Survey
Southeastern Archaeology
Certified Skeletal Analyst with the State of Illinois
Midwest Archaeological Conference, Inc.

Previous Positions

1996 Laboratory Director/Physical Anthropologist, ITARP, University of Illinois. Supervised students in the processing and curation of archaeological materials. Inventoried both prehistoric and historic materials collected during Phase I and Phase II surveys throughout the state. Assisted physical anthropologist in recordation of human skeletal remains in collections in compliance with NAGPRA. As a certified physical anthropologist with the state of Illinois, was involved with several excavations and analysis of human skeletal remains whenever necessary (March 1996–present).

1996 Supervised students in the processing and curation of archaeological materials. Inventoried both prehistoric and historic materials collected during Phase I and Phase II surveys throughout the state. Assisted archaeobotanist in sorting and identification of botanical materials recovered from flotation samples. Assisted physical anthropologist in recordation of human skeletal remains in collections in compliance with NAGPRA (October 1994–March 1996).

1994 Laboratory Supervisor/Physical Anthropologist, ITARP, University of Illinois.

1993 Bioarchaeologist, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Supervised excavation of 79 prehistoric burials from the Phase III Amax Delta Mine Mitigation Project, Saline Co., Illinois (August–November).

1992 Project director, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Conducted Phase I archaeological survey along proposed South 51 corridor, Jackson Co., Illinois (April).

1990 Field director, UMVARF Field School, Western Illinois University. Excavations at the Orendorf Mounds site (11-F-414), Fulton Co., Illinois (May–August).

1989 Field director, UMVARF Field School, Western Illinois University. Excavations at the Orendorf Mounds site (11-F-414), Fulton Co., Illinois (May–August).

1988 Graduate museum assistant, Pennsylvania State Museum. Responsible for curation of ethnological and archaeological materials, scheduling tours, supervising volunteers, and developing exhibits (August–December).

1985–1986 Susan B. Cookhouse Intern, Illinois State Museum. Responsible for curation of ethnological and archaeological materials (Oct–June).

Selected Bibliography

2012 Co-editor (with Shirley Schermer, Kristin Hedman, and Robin Lillie) of edited book entitled Redefining Death: Modified Human Bone in the Prehistoric Midwest. Accepted for publication by University of Alabama Press in December 2012.

2003 Death and Ritual in Early Rural Cahokia. In Theory, Method and Technique in Modern Archaeology, edited by Robert J. Jeske, and Douglas K. Charles, pp. 163–181. Praeger, Westport. Second author with Thomas E. Emerson and Kristin Hedman.

2002 Inter- and Intra-site Comparisons of Mississippian Diet in the American Bottom: Results of Recent Stable Isotope Analysis of Bone Collagen and Apatite. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 27(2):237–271. Junior author with Kristin Hedman and Stanley Ambrose.

2002 The Residues of Feasting and Public Ritual at Early Cahokia. Junior author with Timothy Pauketat, Lucretia S. Kelly, Gayle J. Fritz, Neal H. Lopinot, Scott Elias. American Antiquity 67(2):257–280.

2001 Human Remains from the Curtiss-Steinberg Site. In Sauget Industrial Park Survey, by Brad Koldhoff. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Research Report No. 74. Urbana, Illinois.

2001 Book Review. Jane E. Buiksta, Jodie A. O’Gorman and Cynthia Sutton. Never Anything So Solemn: An Archaeological, Biological, and Historical Investigation of the Nineteenth-Century Grafton Cemetery. Book Review. Illinois Antiquity 13(1 and 2):168–172.

2000 Recent Investigations into the Late Prehistoric Mortuary Behavior: The Halliday Site (11-S-27), senior author with Kristin Hedman. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Research Report No. 50. Urbana, Illinois.

2000 Strangers in Paradise? Recognizing Ethnic Mortuary Diversity on the Fringes of Cahokia. Southeastern Archaeology 19(1):1–23. Second author with Thomas Emerson.

1998 Summary Report on the 1995 Excavations at the Barton Site (23SL69), St. Louis County, Missouri. Junior author with Joseph M. Galloy, Ronald L. Sanders, Brant Vollman, James Fitzsimmons, Eleanora A. Reber, Kathryn E. Parker, and Kristin Hedman. Missouri Archaeologist 59:99–124.

1997 Perkinson Site (23-SL-69) Osteological Investigations, senior author with Kristin Hedman. IIlinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Research Report No. 46. Urbana, Illinois.

1997 Hill Prairie Site (11-Ms-100), Mound 251 Osteological Investigations, junior author with Kristin Hedman. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Research Report No. 45. Urbana, Illinois.

1994 Human Remains from the Funkhouser and Kottmeyer Sites. In Archaeological Investigations on the Bankston Fork of the Saline River: The Amax West Harrisburg Project: Volume 1, edited by Michael L. Hargrave and Brian M. Butler, pp. 210–309. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Technical Report 1994-3, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

1991 Warfare in Late Prehistoric West-central Illinois. Junior author with George R. Milner and Virginia G. Smith. American Antiquity 56:581–603.

1991 Conflict, Mortality, and Community Health in an Illinois Oneota Population. Junior author, with George R. Milner and Virginia G. Smith. In Between Bands and States: Sedentism, Subsistence, and Interaction in Small-scale Societies, edited by Susan Gregg, pp. 245–264. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Papers No. 9, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

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