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Christopher Rodning


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

Academic Experience

  • Professor, Tulane University, 2017
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2012-2017
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2005-
  • Visiting Scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, 2005


  • Patty Jo Watson Prize for Outstanding Paper in the Archaeology of the Southeastern United States, 2016
  • 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

Related Experience

Selected Publications

  • 2017. “Spaces of Entanglement: Labor and Construction Practice at Fort San Juan de Joara.” With Robin A. Beck, Lee A. Newsom, and David G. Moore. Historical Archaeology 51(2):167-193.
  • 2016. “The Politics of Provisioning: Food and Gender at Fort San Juan de Joara, 1566-1568.” With Robin A. Beck, Gayle J. Fritz, Heather A. Lapham, and David G. Moore. American Antiquity 81(1):3-26.
  • 2016. Fort San Juan and the Limits of Empire: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site. Coeditor with Robin A. Beck and David G. Moore. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
  • 2015. Center Places and Cherokee Towns: Archaeological Perspectives on Native American Architecture and Landscape in the Southern Appalachians. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
  • 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. Hae
  • 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 Matth
  • 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.

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