Douglas K. Jackson

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Douglas K. Jackson

Douglas Jackson

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B.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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General Interest/Area of Focus

Doug Jackson’s archaeological career at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has focused on Cultural Resource Management investigations. He has participated in and has been the field director of numerous site/project investigations over a 25+ year period. Most of these projects have been located in and around the American Bottom region of southwestern Illinois (Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe counties). Cultural components ranging from throughout the prehistoric and early historic eras were encountered on these projects, but most of the components Jackson has been involved with fall into the late prehistoric era (Late Woodland through Mississippian periods). His primary interest in these periods is ceramic analysis and documenting ceramic change through time. Jackson’s most recent field investigations were situated in the south suburban Chicago area, where extensive excavations were undertaken at the important Upper Mississippian period Hoxie Farm site. Jackson has been active in the East Central Illinois Archaeological Society, a local avocational group, and he serves as professional advisor to this organization.

Memberships/Awards/Accomplishments

Society for American Archaeology
Illinois Archaeological Survey
Illinois Association for Advancement of Archaeology
East Central Illinois Archaeological Society
Iowa Archeological Society
Midwest Archaeological Conference
Missouri Archaeological Society
Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Wisconsin Archeological Society

Current Research

Jackson has recently completed an analysis and description of a Middle Mississippian Stirling phase ceramic assemblage from the East St. Louis Mound Center site. His current focus is on the Hoxie Farm site where he is analyzing the features and coordinating analysis with other researchers involved with other aspects of the site’s assemblage.

Previous Positions

2003–2004 Assistant Coordinator, Special Projects Division, at the Champaign ITARP Lab, primarily involved with Hoxie Farm analysis and report preparation.

2001–2003 Field Director, Hoxie Farm Archaeological Project, Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2000 Field Director, FAP-310 Archaeological Mitigation Project, Madison County, Illinois. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1995–1999 Staff Archaeologist, Department of Anthropology, Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Field Director, Phase III Hawkins Hollow site (11MO855) investigations. Field Supervisor, John Deere Expressway borrow pits, Moline, Illinois.

1991–1994 Project Field Director, FAP-310 Archaeological Mitigation Project, Madison County, Illinois. Resource Investigation Program and Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1989–1991 Staff Archaeologist, Resource Investigation Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1984–1989 Field Supervisor and Field Director, FAI-270 5.8 Mile Extension Project, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1982–1984 Archaeological Assistant and Staff Archaeologist, Resource Investigation Program, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1978–1982 Archaeological Field Technician and Field Supervisor FAI-270 Archaeological Mitigation Project, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Field Director, Pedestrian Survey of the Wood River Basin, Madison County, Illinois.

Selected Bibliography

2003 with Philip Millhouse. The Vaughn Branch and Old Edwardsville Road Sites: Late Stirling and Early Moorehead Phase Mississippian Occupations in the Northern American Bottom. Transportation Archaeological Research Reports No. 16. Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2000 with Andrew C. Fortier. The Formation of a Late Woodland Heartland in the American Bottom, Illinois cal A.D.650–900. In Late Woodland Societies: Tradition and Transformation across the Midcontinent, edited by Thomas E. Emerson, Dale L. McElrath, and Andrew C. Fortier. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln.

1999 The Hawkins Hollow Site (11MO855): A Sand Prairie Phase Mississippian Occupation in Monroe County, Illinois. Ms. on file Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

1998 Settlement on the Southern Frontier: Oneota Occupations in the American Bottom. Wisconsin Archeologist 79:93–116.

1993 The Determann Borrow Pit Site: A Mississippian Occupation on the Silver Creek Drainage. Illinois Archaeology 5:355–362.

1992 with Andrew C. Fortier and Joyce A. Williams. The Sponemann Site 2: The Mississippian and Oneota Occupations. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports Vol. 24. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1990 with Ned H. Hanenberger. Selected Early Mississippian Household Sites in the American Bottom. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports Vol. 22. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1990 with Andrew C. Fortier. Investigations in the Mainline Portion of the Nochta Site. In The Nochta Site: The Early, Middle, and Late Archaic Occupations, by Michael J. Higgins. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports Vol. 21. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1987 with Thomas E. Emerson. The Edelhardt and Lindemann Phases: Setting the Stage for the Final Transition to Mississippian in the American Bottom. In The Emergent Mississippian, Proceedings of the Sixth Mid-South Archaeological Conference, June 6-9, 1985, edited by Richard A. Marshall. Occasional Papers 87-01. Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University, Starkville.

1987 with Thomas E. Emerson. Emergent Mississippian and Early Mississippian Homesteads at the Marcus Site (11-S-631). American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports Vol. 17, Part 2. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1884 with Thomas E. Emerson. The BBB Motor Site. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports Vol. 6. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1983 with Thomas E. Emerson and George R. Milner. The Florence Street Site. American Bottom Archaeology FAI-270 Site Reports, Vol. 2. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

1979 An Archaeological Survey of the Wood River Basin, Madison County, Illinois. Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Report Submitted to the Illinois Archaeological Survey.

Recent Papers

2005 Introduction to the ITARP Investigations at the Hoxie Farm Site and the Fortified Village Community. Paper presented as part of the symposium “ The Upper Mississippian Fortified Village at the Hoxie Farm Site (11CK4)” at the 51st Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Dayton, Ohio.

2004 Temporal and Social Perspectives on the Ceramic Assemblage from the East St. Louis Mound Center. Paper presented at the 2004 Joint SEAC/MAC Annual Meeting, St. Louis.

2003 An Excavation and Artifact Tour of the Hoxie Farm Site. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Workshop in Illinois Archaeology, Illinois Archaeology Survey, November 1, 2003, Carbondale.

2003 with Michael Hargrave. The Hoxie Farm Site Fortified Village: Archaeological and Geophysical Investigations. Paper presented as part of the Symposium “The ITARP Hoxie Farm Site Investigations: Preliminary Observations on a Complex, Late Prehistoric Site in the Chicago Area” at the 49th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16–19, 2003.

2003 Introduction to the Hoxie Farm Site (11CK4) and the ITARP Investigations. Paper presented as part of the Symposium “The ITARP Hoxie Farm Site Investigations: Preliminary Observations on a Complex, Late Prehistoric Site in the Chicago Area” at the 49th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 16–19, 2003.

2002 Hoxie Farm Site Investigations. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Workshop in Illinois Archaeology, Illinois Archaeological Survey, November, 2002, Bloomington.

2001 Recent Investigations at the Hoxie Farm site (11CK4). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference, Oct. 12–14, 2001, La Crosse.

2000 The Mississippian Community at the Grossmann site. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Nov. 8–11, 2000, Macon, Georgia.

1998 The Yellow Bluffs Site: A Middle Woodland Mound Site Located in the Sangamon River Drainage of Central Illinois. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Archaeological Conference, October 21–24, 1999, East Lansing.

1997 A Late Mississippian Sand Prairie Occupation at the Hawkins Hollow Site (11M0855). Paper presented at the Annual Workshop in Illinois Archaeology, Illinois Archaeological Survey, September 13, 1997, Urbana.

1997 with Andrew C. Fortier. The Formation of a Late Woodland Heartland in the American Bottom: The Patrick/Sponemann Phase Renaissance. Paper presented at the Urbana Late Woodland Conference, 1997, Urbana, Illinois.

1996 Settlement on the Southern Frontier: Oneota Occupations in the American Bottom. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, October 30–November 2, 1996, Iowa City.

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