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9/15/2014


EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. (2004) in Anthropology | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Dissertation: The Cherokee Town at Coweeta Creek PDF
    • Committee: Vin Steponaitis, Trawick Ward, Margaret Scarry, Brett Riggs, Steve Davis, Brian Billman
  • A.B. (1994) magna cum laude in Anthropology | Harvard University
    • Thesis: The Role of Waterways in Mississippian Settlement of the Mobile Basin in Southwestern Alabama
    • Committee: Carole Mandryk, Stephen Williams, Robert Preucel, Gordon Willey

GRANTS
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2014 In Search of Fort San Juan: Sixteenth–Century Spanish and Native Interaction in the North Carolina Piedmont. National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration.
    $19,088.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2012 Lower Mississippi Valley Landscape Archaeology Project. Louisiana Board of Regents, Research Competitiveness Subprogram.
    $108,000.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2010 "Archaeology of Cultural Landscapes": Environmental Studies Course Development Grant. School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University.
    $2000.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 Grant in Support of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Ethnohistory. Deep South Regional Humanities Center, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University.
    $1834.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2008-2009 Fort San Juan and the Native American Town of Joara: Archaeology in the Catawba River Valley in North Carolina. Tulane University Committee on Research Summer Stipend.
    $4000.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2007-2009 The Archaeology of Culture Contact in the American South: The Native Town and Spanish Fort at the Berry Site, Upper Catawba Valley, Western North Carolina. Tulane University Research Enhancement Fund, Phase II, Program 1.
    $16,240.00
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2007-2009 Joara and Fort San Juan: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site, Upper Catawba River Valley, North Carolina. National Science Foundation Grant #0542120.
    $167,012.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2006-2007 History of Settlement at Cherokee Sites in the Southern Appalachians. Tulane University Committee on Research Summer Stipend.
    $4000.00
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2004 In Search of Fort San Juan: Sixteenth-Century Spanish and Native Interaction in the North Carolina Piedmont. National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration.
    $20,000.00
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2003 Radiocarbon Dates from Cherokee Structures at the Coweeta Creek Site in Southwestern North Carolina. North Carolina Archaeological Society Grant in Aid of Research.
    $2000.00

AWARDS
  • 2010 (with David Moore and Rob Beck) Daughters of the American Revolution History Medal
  • 2005 C.B. Moore Award for an Outstanding Young Scholar in the Archaeology of the Southeastern U.S., Lower Mississippi Survey, Southeastern Archaeological Conference
  • 2001 Mooney Fellowship from the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, UNC-CH
  • 2001 Summer Dissertation Stipend from the Center for the Study of the American South, UNC-CH
  • 1997 Stephen Polgar Prize in Applied Anthropology, UNC-CH
  • 1994-1997 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • 1993 Ford Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • 1992 Harvard College Honorary Scholarship
  • 1990 Harvard Book Prize

POSITIONS HELD

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK
  • 2001-(current) Project Codirector, Exploring Joara Archaeological Project, Upper Catawba Valley, NC (with David G. Moore and Robin A. Beck, Jr.)
  • Summer 2000 Archaeological Survey, Historic Ayr Mount Plantation, Hillsborough, NC (with E. Anthony Boudreaux III and H. Trawick Ward)
  • 1995-1997 Graduate Assistant, Siouan Project, Hillsborough, NC (with H. Trawick Ward and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr.)
  • Summer 1995 Graduate Assistant, Black Warrior River Valley Archaeological Survey, AL (with C. Margaret Scarry and John F. Scarry)
  • Summer 1993 Crew Member, Bottle Creek Mound Project, AL (with Ian W. Brown and Richard S. Fuller)
  • Summer 1992 Archaeology Intern, Big Horn National Forest, Sheridan, WY (with Richard Wardlow and Richard Laurent)

BOOK MANUSCRIPTS
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    (in press) Center Places and Cherokee Towns: Native American Architecture and Landscape in the Southern Appalachians. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, in press.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    (in press) Limits of Empire. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, in press.

COEDITED VOLUMES
  • Boudreaux, E. Anthony III, Christopher B. Rodning, and Jane M. Eastman
    2010 The Archaeology of North Carolina: Papers in Honor of Bennie C. Keel. Southeastern Archaeology 29. PDF
  • Eastman, Jane M., Christopher B. Rodning, and E. Anthony Boudreaux III
    2002 Archaeology of Native North Carolina: Papers in Honor of H. Trawick Ward. Southeastern Archaeological Conference Special Publication 7, Biloxi, Mississippi. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Amber M. VanDerwarker
    2002 Revisiting Coweeta Creek in Southwestern North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology 21:1-78. PDF
  • Eastman, Jane M., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2001 Archaeological Studies of Gender in the Southeastern United States. Ripley P. Bullen Series, University Press of Florida and the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville. PDF

JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    (in prep) Mortuary Practices at the Peachtree Mound and Village Site, Cherokee County, North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology, in prep.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    (under review) Mortuary Practices at the Chauga Mound and Village Site, Oconee County, North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology, under review.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2014 Cherokee Towns and Calumet Ceremonialism in Eastern North America. American Antiquity 79:425-443. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Jayur M. Mehta, Bryan S. Haley, David M. Chatelain, and Erlend M. Johnson
    2013 Revisiting the Lac St. Agnes Site, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Louisiana Archaeology 36:69-94.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2012 Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Shell Gorgets from Southwestern North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology 31:33-56. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2011 Cherokee Townhouses: Architectural Adaptation to European Contact in the Southern Appalachians. North American Archaeologist 32:131-190. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2011 Mortuary Practices, Gender Ideology, and the Cherokee Town at the Coweeta Creek Site. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30:145-173. PDF (available in 2016)
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2010 Colonial Trade and European Trade Goods at Cherokee Settlements in Southwestern North Carolina. North Carolina Archaeology 59:1-84. PDF (available in 2015)
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and David G. Moore
    2010 Mortuary Practices in Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Southwestern North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology 29:80-100. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2010 Architectural Symbolism and Cherokee Townhouses. Southeastern Archaeology 29:59-79.PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2010 Place, Landscape, and Environment: Anthropological Archaeology in 2009. American Anthropologist 112:180-190. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 Domestic Houses at Coweeta Creek. Southeastern Archaeology 28:1-26. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 Mounds, Myths, and Cherokee Townhouses in Southwestern North Carolina. American Antiquity 74:627-663. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2008 Temporal Variation in Qualla Pottery at Coweeta Creek. North Carolina Archaeology 57:1-49. PDF (available in 2013)
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2006 Identifying Fort San Juan: A Sixteenth-Century Spanish Occupation at the Berry Site, North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology 25:65-77. PDF
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2004 Joara and Fort San Juan: Culture Contact at the Edge of the World (Web Gallery Article). Antiquity 78(299). PDF
  • Riggs, Brett H., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2002 Cherokee Ceramic Traditions in Southwestern North Carolina, ca. AD 1400-2002. North Carolina Archaeology 51:34-54. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2002 The Townhouse at Coweeta Creek. Southeastern Archaeology 21:10-20. PDF
  • Wilson, Gregory D., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2002 Boiling, Baking, and Pottery Breaking: A Functional Analysis of Ceramic Vessels from Coweeta Creek. Southeastern Archaeology 21:29-35. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Amber M. VanDerwarker
    2002 Revisiting Coweeta Creek: Reconstructing Ancient Cherokee Lifeways in Southwestern North Carolina. Southeastern Archaeology 21:1-9. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1999 The Archaeology of Gender and Women in Traditional Cherokee Society. Journal of Cherokee Studies 20:3-27. PDF

BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    (in prep) Spanish Colonial Material Culture at the Northern Edge of La Florida. In The Destiny of Their Manifests: Modeling Sixteenth-Century Entrada Assemblages in North America, edited by Clay Mathers and Jeffrey M. Mitchem. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, in prep.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    (in prep) European Contact and Native American Religion in Southeastern North America. In Archaeology of Religion and Politics in the Americas, edited by Sarah Stacy Barber and Arthur Joyce. Routledge, London, in prep.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    (in prep) Architecture, Identity, and Cherokee Towns in the Southern Appalachians. In The Architecture of Identity, edited by Kathryn L. Sampeck, in prep. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, in prep.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Jayur M. Mehta
    (in press) Resilience and Persistent Places in the Mississippi River Delta in Louisiana. In Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Reorganization in Complex Societies, edited by Ronald K. Faulseit, under review. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, in press.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    (in press) Social Archaeology and Native American Public Architecture in the Southern Appalachians. In Social Archaeology in the Southeast, edited by Ramie Gougeon and Maureen Meyers. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, in press.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Community Aggregation through Public Architecture: Cherokee Townhouses. In From Prehistoric Villages to Cities: Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation, edited by Jennifer A. Birch, pp. 179-200. Routledge, London.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2013 Conflict, Violence, and Warfare in La Florida. In Native and Spanish New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast, edited by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker, pp. 231-247. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
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  • Sullivan, Lynne P., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2011 Residential Burial, Gender Roles, and Political Development in Late Prehistoric and Early Cherokee Cultures of the Southern Appalachians. In Residential Burial: A Multi-Regional Exploration, edited by Ron L. Adams and Stacie King, pp. 79-97. American Anthropological Association, Archeological Papers 20, Washington, D.C. PDF
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., Christopher B. Rodning, David G. Moore
    2011 Limiting Resistance: Juan Pardo and the Shrinking of Spanish La Florida, 1566-1568. In Enduring Conquests: Rethinking the Archaeology of Resistance to Spanish Colonialism in the Americas, edited by Matthew Liebmann and Melissa Murphy, pp. 19-39. School of Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2007 Building and Rebuilding Cherokee Houses and Townhouses in Southwestern North Carolina. In The Durable House: Architecture, Ancestors, and Origins, edited by Robin A. Beck, Jr., pp. 464-484. Southern Illinois University, Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper 35, Carbondale. PDF
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2005 Afterword: Pardo, Joara, and Fort San Juan Revisited. In The Juan Pardo Expeditions: Explorations of the Carolinas and Tennessee, 1566-1568 (Revised Edition), by Charles M. Hudson, pp. 343-349. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2003 Water Travel and Mississippian Settlement at Bottle Creek. In Bottle Creek: A Pensacola Culture Site in South Alabama, edited by Ian W. Brown, pages 194-204. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2002 William Bartram and the Archaeology of the Appalachian Summit. In Between Contacts and Colonies: Archaeological Perspectives on the Protohistoric Southeast, edited by Cameron B. Wesson and Mark A. Rees, pages 67-89. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2002 Reconstructing the Coalescence of Cherokee Communities in Southern Appalachia. In The Transformation of the Southeastern Indians, 1540-1760, edited by Robbie Ethridge and Charles Hudson, pages 155-175. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2001 Architecture and Landscape in Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Western North Carolina. In Archaeology of the Appalachian Highlands, edited by Lynne P. Sullivan and Susan C. Prezzano, pages 238-249. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2001 Mortuary Ritual and Gender Ideology in Protohistoric Southwestern North Carolina. In Archaeological Studies of Gender in the Southeastern United States, edited by Jane M. Eastman and Christopher B. Rodning, pages 77-100. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Jane M. Eastman
    2001 Reconstructing Gender in the Ancient Southeast. In Archaeological Studies of Gender in the Southeastern United States, edited by Jane M. Eastman and Christopher B. Rodning, pages 1-9. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. PDF of introductory chapter | PDF of entire book
  • Sullivan, Lynne P., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2001 Gender, Tradition, and Social Negotiation in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms. In The Archaeology of Traditions: History and Agency Before and After Columbus, edited by Timothy R. Pauketat, pages 107-120. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. PDF of coauthored chapter | PDF of entire book

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
  • Rodning, Christopher B., David G. Moore, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2013 The Burke Phase: Native Americans and Spanish Conquistadors in the Western North Carolina Piedmont. In The Archaeology of North Carolina: Three Archaeological Symposia, online publication edited by Charles R. Ewen, Thomas R. Whyte, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. North Carolina Archaeological Council, Publication 30, Raleigh. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Cherokee Ethnogenesis in Southwestern North Carolina. In The Archaeology of North Carolina: Three Archaeological Symposia, online publication edited by Charles R. Ewen, Thomas R. Whyte, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. North Carolina Archaeological Council, Publication 30, Raleigh. PDF

MAGAZINE ARTICLES
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    Austin 2014. SAA Archaeological Record 14(1):5-6. URL | PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 An Archaeology Rendezvous in the Lone Star State. SAA Archaeological Record 13(5):7-8. URL | PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2012 Life on the Parenting Track and the Tenure Track. SAA Archaeological Record 12(5):31-32. URL | PDF

BOOK REVIEWS
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Review of The Cherokees of Tuckaleechee Cove, by Jon Marcoux, University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology Memoir 52, Ann Arbor, 2012. American Antiquity 78:808.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2011 Southeastern Archaeology 30:417-418 | review of From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715, by Robbie Ethridge, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2010. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2011 Historical Archaeology 45:219-220 | review of Warfare in Cultural Context: Practice, Agency, and the Archaeology of Violence, edited by Axel E. Nielson and William H. Walker, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2009. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2011 Southeastern Archaeology 30:197-199 | review of King: The Social Archaeology of a Late Mississippian Town in Northwestern Georgia, by David J. Hally, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2008. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 American Anthropologist 111:123-124 | review of The Archaeology of Everyday Life at Early Moundville, by Gregory D. Wilson, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2008. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2007 Journal of Alabama Archaeology 53:141-148 | review of Plains Earthlodges: Ethnographic and Archaeological Perspectives, edited by Donna C. Roper and Elizabeth P. Pauls, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2005. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2007 American Antiquity 72:598-599 | review of James River Chiefdoms: The Rise of Social Inequality in the Chesapeake, by Martin D. Gallivan, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 2003. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2001 North Carolina Archaeology 50:91-97 | review of Mississippian Towns and Sacred Spaces: Searching for an Architectural Grammar, edited by R. Barry Lewis and Charles B. Stout, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1998. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2001 North Carolina Archaeology 50:85-91 | review of A World Engraved: The Archaeology of Swift Creek Culture, edited by J. Mark Williams and Daniel T. Elliott, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1998. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1999 Southeastern Archaeology 18:83-84 | review of Systems of Consanguinity and Affinity of the Human Family, written by Lewis Henry Morgan and edited by Elisabeth Tooker, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1997. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1998 North Carolina Archaeology 47:112-119 | review of The Dividing Paths: Cherokees and South Carolinians Through the Revolutionary Era, written by M. Tom Hatley, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1997 North Carolina Archaeology 46:121-125 | review of William Bartram on the Southeastern Indians, edited by Gregory A. Waselkov and Kathryn E. Holland Braund, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, 1995. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1996 Southern Indian Studies 45:78-82 | review of The Prehistory of the Chickamauga Basin, edited by Thomas M. N. Lewis, Madeline D. K. Lewis, and Lynne P. Sullivan, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 1995. PDF
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1995 Southern Indian Studies 44:70-74 | review of Ocmulgee Archaeology, 1936-1986, edited by David H. Hally, University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1994. PDF

CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2014 Conquistadores, Colonists, and Chiefdoms in Northern La Florida: Artifacts and Architecture at the Berry Site in Western North Carolina. Abstract submitted for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2014 Community and Communication through Native American Public Architecture in Southeastern North America. Abstract accepted for the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2014 Cherokee Ethnogenesis. Abstract accepted for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida.
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., Christopher B. Rodning, and Sarah C. Sherwood
    2014 Continuing Investigation of the Fort San Juan Moat/Ditch at the Berry Site. Abstract accepted for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., David G. Moore, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2014 Material Culture on the Northern Frontier of La Florida. Paper presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., David G. Moore, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2014 Fort San Juan: Lost (1568) and Found (2013). Paper presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Archaeology, Religion, and European Contact in Native North America. Paper presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Pottery in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2013 Finding Fort San Juan: New Discoveries at the Berry Site, North Carolina. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, Florida.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Jayur M. Mehta, and Bryan S. Haley
    2013 Native American Earthworks in the Mississippi River Delta of Southeastern Louisiana. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Jayur M. Mehta, Bryan S. Haley, David M. Chatelain, and Erlend M. Johnson
    2013 Revisiting the Lac St. Agnes Site, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Louisiana Archaeological Society, Lafayette.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Jayur M. Mehta, and Bryan S. Haley
    2013 Reconsidering the Sims Site, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Louisiana Archaeological Society, Lafayette.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Jayur M. Mehta, and Bryan S. Haley
    2013 Resilience, Persistence of Place, and the Native American Settlement at the Sims Site, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Visiting Scholars Conference (Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Reorganization in Complex Societies, hosted by Ronald K. Faulseit), Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
  • Geiger, Brian S., Christopher B. Rodning, Emma R. Richardson, and David G. Moore
    2012 An Investigation of a Late Mississippian House at the Catawba Meadows Site (31BK18), Burke County, North Carolina. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., David G. Moore, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2012 The Burke Phase and Spanish Entradas in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., David G. Moore, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2012 The First Lost Colony in North Carolina: Native Americans and Spanish Colonists in the Upper Catawba Valley. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Geiger, Brian S., Shaun Lynch, Kathryn Kipfer, David G. Moore, Christopher B. Rodning, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2011 A Preliminary Investigation of the Berry Site Mound (31BK22), Burke County, North Carolina. Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2010 Architecture, Identity, and Cherokee Townhouses in the Southern Appalachians. Paper presented at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Sarah Watkins-Kenney
    2010 The Material Culture of the Juan Pardo Expeditions. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2010 Research Design for the Western North Carolina Piedmont. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Lapham, Heather, David G. Moore, Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2010 Diets and Desires: Provisioning Soldiers at Fort San Juan in Spanish Florida (USA). Paper presented at the 11th International Conference of the International Council for Archaeozoology, Paris, France.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., Christopher B. Rodning, and David G. Moore
    2010 The Architecture of Contact: Comparing Burned Structures at the Berry Site, North Carolina. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Sanders, Merritt M., Christopher B. Rodning, Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2010 Excavating Burned Structures at the Berry Site in the Western North Carolina Piedmont. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2010 Spanish Entradas in the Southeast, the Juan Pardo Expeditions, and Spanish Contact in the Western North Carolina Piedmont. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 Public Architecture and Adaptations to European Contact in the Southern Appalachians. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2009 The Archaeology of Joara and Fort San Juan: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Contact in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Ethnohistory, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2009 Spanish Contact and Conflict with Native Peoples in the Southeastern United States. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2008 Architectural Symbolism and Cherokee Townhouses. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., Christopher B. Rodning, and David G. Moore
    2008 The Architecture of Contact: A Preliminary Comparison of Burned Structures at the Berry Site. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Sanders, Merritt M., Christopher B. Rodning, Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2008 Methods of Excavation of Sixteenth-Century Structures at the Berry Site, North Carolina. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2008 European Contact and Cherokee Public Architecture in the Southern Appalachians. Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2007 The Missing Mound and the Cherokee Settlement at the Coweeta Creek Site. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2007 Exploring Joara and Fort San Juan: Continued Excavations at the Berry Site, North Carolina. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Lynne P. Sullivan
    2007 Gender Ideology and Differential Development of Mississippian Societies. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2007 Native Resistance to Spanish Incursions in La Florida: The Juan Pardo Expeditions of 1566-1568. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.
  • Sullivan, Lynne P., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2007 Residential Burial, Gender Roles, and Political Development in Late Prehistoric and Early Cherokee Cultures of the Southern Appalachians. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and David G. Moore
    2006 Mississippian and Protohistoric Mortuary Practices in Southwestern North Carolina. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2005 The Cycle of Building and Rebuilding the Cherokee Townhouse at Coweeta Creek. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2005 Late Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cherokee Houses at Coweeta Creek in Southwestern North Carolina. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Visiting Scholars Conference, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2004 Exploring Joara and Fort San Juan: Continuing Excavations at the Berry Site in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2004 Spanish Expeditions and the Native Chiefdoms of the Upper Catawba Valley in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Best, Megan S., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2003 Mississippian Chiefdoms and the Spanish Frontier: An Overview of Recent Excavations at the Berry Site in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2003 Spanish Expeditions and the Native Chiefdoms of the Upper Catawba Valley in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Moore, David G., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2002 Berry Site Excavations 2002: The Search for Fort San Juan. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2002 Early European Trade and Trade Goods at Coweeta Creek. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society, Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2002 Public Architecture and Native Towns in Southwestern North Carolina. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Mobile, Alabama.
  • Moore, David G., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2001 In Search of Buried Buildings at the Berry Site. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Wilson, Gregory D., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2000 Cherokee Pottery and Domestic Architecture in Southwestern North Carolina. Poster presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2000 European Trade Goods at the Coweeta Creek Site. Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Macon, Georgia.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1999 Landscaping Public Space at the Coweeta Creek Site in Southwestern North Carolina. Paper presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Pensacola, Florida.
  • Sullivan, Lynne P., and Christopher B. Rodning
    1999 Gender, Tradition, and Social Negotiation in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1998 Mortuary Practices at Coweeta Creek. Poster presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Sullivan, Lynne P., and Christopher B. Rodning
    1998 Gender Duality in Southern Appalachian Chiefdoms. Paper presented at the 5th Gender and Archaeology Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1998 Spatial Patterning in the Archaeology of the Upper Little Tennessee River Valley. Poster presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Seattle, Washington.
  • Ward, H. Trawick, and Christopher B. Rodning
    1997 Reconsidering the Relationship Between the Pisgah and Qualla Phases in Western North Carolina. Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1996 Gender and Social Institutions of Native Communities in the Appalachian Summit. Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1995 Late Prehistoric Water Travel on the Northern Gulf Coastal Plain. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee.

SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2010 Joara and Fort San Juan: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site in North Carolina. Symposium at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2010 Joara and Fort San Juan: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site in North Carolina. Symposium at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Jane M. Eastman, and E. Anthony Boudreaux III
    2008 The Archaeology of North Carolina: Papers in Honor of Bennie C. Keel. Symposium at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Gregory D. Wilson
    2001 Strategies for Writing Grant and Fellowship Proposals. Student workshop sponsored by the Committee for Student Affairs at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Eastman, Jane M., Christopher B. Rodning, and E. Anthony Boudreaux III
    2000 Archaeology of Native North Carolina: Papers in Honor of H. Trawick Ward. Symposium at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Macon, Georgia.
  • 2000 Strategies for Giving Conference Papers and Posters. Student workshop sponsored by the Committee for Student Affairs at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Macon, Georgia.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., and Amber M. VanDerwarker
    1999 Cherokee Archaeology at Coweeta Creek in Southwestern North Carolina. Symposium at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Pensacola, Florida.
  • Eastman, Jane M., and Christopher B. Rodning
    1996 Archaeological Studies of Gender in Southeastern North America. Symposium at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Birmingham, Alabama.

OTHER CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION
  • 2015 Panelist, Forum - Making the Tough Choices: Work–Life Balance for Archaeologists. Forum organized for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California.
  • 2014 Discussant, Symposium — The Point of No Return: Abandonment of Cemeteries. Symposium at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • 2014 Panelist, Student Affairs Committee Forum — Gender Roles Among Southeastern Archaeologists. Workshop organized for the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Greenville, South Carolina.
  • 2012 Discussant, Symposium — Mississippian in Mississippi: Chiefly Power and Monumentality in the Northern Yazoo Basin. Symposium at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 2011 Panelist, Forum — A Life in Ruins? Work–Life Balance in Archaeology. Forum at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento, California.
  • 2010 Panelist, Student Affairs Committee Forum — Professionalism and Practicality: Balancing Lives While Building Careers. Workshop at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • 2010 Discussant, Symposium — Mobility, Temporality and Social Memory: Locating Objects and Persons in the Southeast. Workshop at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • 2006 Panelist, Student Affairs Committee Forum — Developing and Delivering Effective Presentations: Tips for Papers, Posters, and PowerPoint. Workshop at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas.

INVITED LECTURES
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2015 Fort San Juan: Lost (1568) and Found (2013). Archaeological Institute of America, New Orleans Chapter, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 “The Mounds and the Constant Fire”: The Archaeology of Cherokee Townhouses. Archaeology Day, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Cherokee, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Sixteenth–Century Spanish Exploration and Settlement in the American South. Archaeology Day, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, French Quarter Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2013 Joara, Cuenca, and Fort San Juan: The Northern Frontier of La Florida. Archaeological Institute of America, Doris K. Stone New World Archaeology Lectureship, Florida Chapter, Gainesville.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2012 Gender and European Contact in Native North America. Anthropology Club, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2010 Spanish Colonists and Native American Towns in Western North Carolina, 1540-1568. Archaeological Institute of America, Doris K. Stone New World Archaeology Lectureship, South Florida Chapter, Boca Raton.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., Robin A. Beck, Jr., and David G. Moore
    2009 Spanish Contact and Conflict with Native Peoples of the Southeastern United States. Paper presented at the Amerind Foundation, Dragoon, Arizona, in the Seminar on Native and Imperial Morphogenesis: Comparing Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast, organized by Clay Mathers, Jeffrey Mitchem, and Charles Haecker.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 Spanish Colonists and Native American Towns in Western North Carolina, 1540-1568. Archaeological Institute of America, Doris K. Stone New World Archaeology Lectureship, New Mexico Chapter, Santa Fe.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2009 Cherokee Ethnogenesis in Western North Carolina. Paper for the symposium on North Carolina Appalachian Summit Archaeology: New Visions of Ancient Times, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2008 European Trade Goods at the Cherokee Town at Coweeta Creek. Paper presented at the Conference on Social Archaeology of Southeastern Colonial Frontiers, South Carolina Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2008 European Contact and Cherokee Public Architecture in the Southern Appalachians. Talk for the Southeastern Archaeology Lecture Series, University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology, Ann Arbor.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2005 Qualla Pottery from Coweeta Creek. Paper presented at the Cherokee Pottery Workshop, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and the Research Laboratories of Archaeology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1999 The Future of Prehistoric Archaeology in North Carolina. Lecture to the Annual Spring Meeting of the North Carolina Archaeological Society, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1998 Mortuary Archaeology at Coweeta Creek in Protohistoric Southwestern North Carolina. Lecture to the Coastal Plain Chapter of the North Carolina Archaeological Society, Greenville, North Carolina.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    1998 The Archaeology of Women and Men in Cherokee Towns in Southwestern North Carolina. Lecture at the Cherokee History Conference, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

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SERVICE

CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT REPORTS
  • Beck, Robin A., Jr., David G. Moore, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2010 Joara and Fort San Juan: Colonialism and Household Practice at the Berry Site in North Carolina. Report to the National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
  • Rodning, Christopher B., David G. Moore, and Robin A. Beck, Jr.
    2003 Excavations at the Berry Site, Burke County, North Carolina. Report submitted to the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh.
  • Maxham, Mintcy D., and Christopher B. Rodning
    2002 Recent Avocational Excavations of a Prehistoric Site at Carolina Friends School, Hillsborough, North Carolina. Report submitted to the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2001 An Archaeological Survey of the Black Road Park, Rowan County, North Carolina. Report submitted to the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh.
  • Boudreaux, E. Anthony III, and Christopher B. Rodning
    2001 Test Excavations of a Stone Foundation at Ayr Mount Historic Site, Hillsborough, North Carolina. Report submitted to the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh.
  • Rodning, Christopher B.
    2000 An Archaeological Survey of the Fox Creek Subdivision, Davidson County, North Carolina. Report submitted to the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh.

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • North American archaeology and ethnohistory
  • archaeology of the Near East, prehistoric Mediterranean, and Europe
  • culture contact and colonialism
  • historic archaeology
  • architecture and monuments
  • archaeology of gender
  • archaeological method and theory
  • death and mortuary ritual
  • landscape archaeology
  • world prehistory
  • field schools in archaeology
  • research design in anthropology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

MEMBERSHIPS

PUBLICITY
  • Wilford, John Noble (2013) Fort Tells of Spain's Early Ambitions. New York Times, July 23, p. D3.
  • Womick, Chip (2010) Tar Heel History--Finding Juan Pardo. Our State, June 2010, pp. 40-50.
  • Blackburn, Marion (2009) Spain's Appalachian Outpost. Archaeology, July/August 2009, pp. 38-43.
  • Earnhardt, Tom, and Joe Albea (2008) The First, Lost Colony. 30-minute television documentary for UNC-TV's series, Exploring North Carolina, first broadcast February 2008.
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (2008) The First, Lost Colony. Premiere screening, artifact exhibits, and lectures at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, January 2008.
  • Richards, Constance (2008) Contact and Conflict. American Archaeology, March 2008, pp. 12-18.
  • Travis, Mary Ann (2007) Archaeologist Digs Sixteenth-Century America. Tulanian, Fall 2007, p. 10.
  • Keys, David (2006) In Search of the Last Conquistadors. BBC History Magazine, December 2006, pp. 6-7.
  • Lawler Andrew (2006) Spain Makes a Stand. Smithsonian, March 2006, pp. 33-34.
  • Goodpasture, Joe (2003) Tar Heel History--Shards of an Olive Jar: Archaeological Excavations in the Catawba River Valley. Our State, March 2003, pp. 25-26.
  • 2001-2014 Coverage in North Carolina newspapers such as the Voice of the Foothills, Morganton News-Herald, Asheville Citizen-Times, Winston-Salem Journal, Durham Herald-Sun, Charlotte Observer, Chapel Hill News, and Raleigh News and Observer.
  • 2001-2014 Coverage by North Carolina television news and radio programs in Morganton, Asheville, and Charlotte.

OTHER

 
Chris Rodning 15 September 2014 Tulane University