Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Christopher Rodning

Associate Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info


  • A.B., Harvard University, Anthropology, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Anthropology, 2004

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2005-
  • Visiting Scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, 2005

Research & Teaching Specializations: Archaeology; Southeastern United States; Native Americans; European contact and colonialism in the New World

Related Experience

  • Board member ex officio, Exploring Joara Foundation, Morganton, North Carolina, 2008-
  • Codirector, Exploring Joara Archaeological Project, Western North Carolina, 2001-
  • Crew Member, Siouan Archaeological Project, North Carolina, 1995-1997
  • Crew Member, Black Warrior Archaeological Project, Alabama, 1995
  • Crew Member, Bottle Creek Archaeological Project, Alabama, 1993
  • Archaeological Intern, United States Forest Service, Wyoming, 1992


  • Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram Grant, “Lower Mississippi Valley Landscape Archaeology Project,” 2012-2015
  • C.B. Moore Award for Outstanding Young Scholar in the Archaeology of the Southeastern U.S.
  • Timothy Paul Mooney Fellowship, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2001
  • Stephen Polgar Prize for Applied Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1999
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1994-1997
  • Ford Foundation Research Fellowship, 1993

Selected Publications

  • 2013. “Conflict, Violence, and Warfare in La Florida.” With Robin A. Beck, Jr. and David G. Moore. In Initiating New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast, edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • 2012. “Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Shell Gorgets from Southwestern North Carolina.” Southeastern Archaeology 31:33-56.
  • 2011. “Limiting Resistance: Juan Pardo and the Shrinking of Spanish La Florida, 1566-1568.” With Robin A. Beck, Jr. and David G. Moore. In Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas, edited by Matthew Liebmann and Melissa S. Murphy, pp. 19-39. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • 2010. “Mortuary Practices in Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southwestern North Carolina.” With David G. Moore. Southeastern Archaeology 29:80-100.
  • 2009. “Mounds, Myths, and Cherokee Townhouses in Southwestern North Carolina.” American Antiquity 74:627-663.
  • 2006. “Identifying Fort San Juan: A Sixteenth-Century Spanish Occupation at the Berry Site, North Carolina.” With Robin A. Beck, Jr. and David G. Moore. Southeastern Archaeology 25:65-77.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Archaeology of Colonialism; Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes
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