Eric Johnson

Director, Archaeological Services
Machmer E-11 
ericjohnson@anthro.umass.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education:

B.A., Duke University, 1978; M.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1981; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1993
 

Area(s) of Specialization:

Archaeology, Northeastern North America, Cultural Resource Management
 

Research Description:

I have been involved in archaeological research, review and compliance, and teaching in Massachusetts for more than 35 years. I have worked for archaeological consulting firms, the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Office, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Presently I am Director of UMass Archaeological Services, a research group that conducts client-based archaeology in the New England region and offers UMass students opportunities for hands-on independent study research and internships.


Key Publications:

2012 Roads, Rails and Trails: Transportation-Related Archaeological Research in Massachusetts. 58-page popular booklet prepared for Massachusetts Historical Commission and Mass DOT.

2012 Ancient Winters: Archaeology of the Flagg Swamp Rockshelter, Marlborough, Massachusetts. 57-page popular booklet prepared for Massachusetts Historical Commission and Mass DOT.

2003 Forest Management in the Ancient Northeast: Evidence from Stockbridge, MA. Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society 64(2):3-43.

2000 Interpretations of Native North American Life: Material Contributions to Ethnohistory. Co-edited with Michael S. Nassaney. University Press of Florida and the Society for Historical Archaeology, Gainesville.

2000 The Politics of Pottery: Material Culture and Political Process Among Algonquians of Seventeenth-Century Southern New England. Interpretations of Native North American Life: Material Contributions to Ethnohistory, edited by Michael S. Nassaney and Eric S. Johnson, pp. 118-145. University Press of Florida and the Society for Historical Archaeology, Gainesville.

1999 Community and Confederation: A Political Geography of Contact-Period Southern New England, The Archaeological Northeast, edited by Mary Ann Levine, Michael S. Nassaney, and Kenneth E. Sassaman, pp.155-168. Bergin and Garvey, Westport, Connecticut.

1998 "Released from Thraldom By the Stroke of War": Coercion and Warfare in Native Politics of Seventeenth-Century Southern New England. Northeast Anthropology 55:1-13.

1996 Uncas and the Politics of Contact. In Northeastern Indian Lives, 1632-1816, edited by Robert S. Grumet, pp. 29-47. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst.

 
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