Mary Adair

Mary Adair

Senior Curator
785.864-2675
Spooner Hall
Research: 

Dr. Adair's research interests include Great Plains prehistory, paleoethnobotany, prehistoric economic patterns, agricultural developments, culture change, 19th century Euroamerican settlements, and archaeological curation.

Publications: 

2012    Adair, Mary J. Refining Plains Woodland Chronology. Plains Anthropologist 57(223):183–228

2012    Roper, Donna C and Mary J. Adair. Additional AMS Radiocarbon Age Determinations for the Central Plains Tradition. Plains Anthropologist 57(221):31–38

2012    Roper, Donna C. and Mary J. Adair.  Interpreting AMS Radiocarbon Age Determinations from Selected Central Plains Tradition Sites.  Plains Anthropologist 56(217): 3-22.

2010    with Richard R. Drass.  Patterns of Plant Use in the Prehistoric Central and Southern Plains. Edited by Bruce D. Smith, Chapter 12 in Subsistence Economies of Indigenous North American Societies: pp. 307 – 352. Rowman Littlefield, Lanham Maryland.

2009    A Return to Pawnee Archaeology: Investigations of the Kitkahahki Occupation at the Kansas Monument Site, 14RP1.  Draft Report submitted to the Kansas State Historic Society.

2009    Letts, Cali, Mary J. Adair, Virginia A. Wulfkuhle and Robert Hoard. The Archaeology of Early Agriculture in Kansas: A Fifth Grade Integrated Reading Unit.  Archeology Popular Report No. 5.  Archeology Office, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.

2009    Changing Economies: Archaeobotanical Data from Site 14RC410. In Archaeological Investigations on a Portion of 14RC410, Rice County, Kansas: The Little River Archaeology Project, edited by Donna C. Roper.  Report submitted to the City of Little River, Kansas.

2009    with Cindy Peterson, Melody Pope, Michael Perry, John Hedden and James Theler (University of Iowa).  Archaeological Resources of the Central Plains Tradition in the Loess Hills Region of Iowa. National Register of Historic Places, Multiple Property Nomination.

2009   Book Review Plains Apache Ethnobotany by Julia A. Jordan, University of Oklahoma Press. Plains Anthropologist 54(210):170-172.

2008    with Donna C. Roper and Jack L. Hofman.  Kitkahahki Archaeology: A Return to the Pawnee Indian Village Site.  Kansas Preservation 30(5): 13-17. Newsletter of the Cultural Resources Division, Kansas Historical Society, Topeka.

2008    Archaeobotanical Analysis, In The Archeology of Plattford, Sarpy County, Nebraska, by Peter Bleed, Amy Koch and John Swigert, Appendix A. Report prepared for the Nebraska Department of Roads, Lincoln.

2007    with L. Mark Raab (University of Missouri-Kansas City). Cooperative Agreement for Archaeological Studies and Public Interpretation in Platte County Parks.  Document prepared for Platte County, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.

2007    Variability in Maize Morphology: Examples from five Central Plains Maize Collections.  Current Archaeology in Kansas, No. 7, Publication of the Professional Archaeologists of Kansas.

2007    with Donna C. Roper and Jack L. Hofman.  Kitkahahki Archaeology: Investigations at the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1. Current Archaeology in Kansas, No. 7, Publication of the Professional Archaeologists of Kansas.

2006    Plains Plants. In Environment, Origins, and Population, Volume of the Handbook of North American Indians. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.

2006    Paleoethnobotanical Research in Kansas. In Kansas Archeology, 10,000 B.C. to the mid-1800s, edited by Robert J. Hoard and William E. Banks. Pp 248-264.  University Press of Kansas, Lawrence.

2004    Book Review. Curating Archaeological Collections: From the Field to the Repository, by Lynne S. Sullivan and S. Terry Childs, Altamira Press.  Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 1(2):204-207, Altamira Press.

2004    Archaeobotanical Remains from 14CO1310.  Report prepared for Louis Berger Group, Marion, Iowa.

2003    Great Plains Paleoethnobotany.  In People and Plants in Ancient North America, edited by Paul Minnis pp. 258-346.  Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.

2003    Great Bend Archaeobotanical Remains.  Current Archaeology in Kansas, No. 3, Publication of the Professional Archaeologists of Kansas.

2002    Archaeobotanical Remains.  In Archeology of the Beaver Creek Site, Boone County, Nebraska, by Amy Koch, pp: 43-46.  Nebraska State Historical Society, Highway Archeology Program, Lincoln.

2001    Archaeobotanical Remains.  In Historical Archaeology at Locality 6 of the Fort Ellsworth Site (14EW26), Kanopolis Lake, Ellsworth County, Kansas, edited by    Robert J. Ziegler, pp. 252-260. Report prepared for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Kansas City, Missouri.

2001    Defining Central Plains Agriculture: The Arrival of the Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris).  Current Archaeology in Kansas, No. 2, Publication of the Professional Archaeologists of Kansas.

2000    Town of Kansas Master Plan.  Prepared for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, City Planning and Development Department.  ICON Architecture, in association with Rare Media, Well Done; the Zimmer companies, Taliaferro and Browne.

2000    Tobacco on the Plains: Historical Use, Ethnographic Accounts and Archaeological Evidence.  In Tobacco Use by Native North Americans: Sacred Smoke and Silent Killer edited by Joseph C. Winter, pp: 171–184. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

2000    Paleoethnobotanical Research in the Central Plains.  Current Archaeology in Kansas 1:3-6

2000    Archaeobotanical Analysis, 25BO23.  Report prepared for the Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.

1999    Botanical Remains. In Archeology of the Patterson Site: Native American Life in the Lower Platte Valley, A.D. 1000-1300, compiled and edited by John R. Bozell and John Ludwickson, pp.85-100. Nebraska State Historical Society for the Nebraska Department of Roads. Lincoln.

1999    Botanical Remains. In Archaeology of the Patterson Site; Three Centuries of Pre-   Contact Native American Life in the Lower Platte Valley, edited by John R. Bozell and John Ludwickson, pp: 85-100.  Report prepared for the Department of Roads by the Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.

1999    with John R. Bozell, John Ludwickson and Amy Koch.  Perspectives on the Late Prehistory of the South Bend Locality. In Archaeology of the Patterson Site; Three Centuries of Pre-Contact Native American Life in the Lower Platte Valley, edited by John R. Bozell and John Ludwickson.  Report prepared for the Dept of Roads by the Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.

1998    Archaeobotanical Remains from Haley’s Point, 34MA15.  MS submitted to the Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University, Wichita

1998    Macrobotanical Remains.  In Prehistoric Settlement of the Lower Missouri  Uplands: The View from the DB Ridge, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, edited by Brad Logan, pp. 248-253.  Report submitted to Fort Leavenworth and the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from Burns and McDonnell Engineers and the University of Kansas, Museum of Anthropology, Project Report Series, No. 98.

1996    Woodland Complexes in the Central Great Plains. In Archeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains: A Volume in the Central and Northern Plains Archeological Overview, edited by Jack L. Hofman, pp. 101-122. Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series No. 48. Fayetteville, Arkansas. US Department of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program and US Army Corps of Engineers.

1996    Archaeobotanical Remains from 39FA23.  In A Late Prehistoric Period Pronghorn Hunting Camp in the Southern Black Hills, South Dakota, by Kerry Lippincott. pp:86-94. Special Publication of the South Dakota Archaeological Society, Number 11.  Published in Cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation, Dakotas Area Office.

1995    NAGPRA Inventory of Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects and Summary of Unassociated Funerary Objects, Sacred Objects and Objects of Cultural Patrimony from the Archaeological Collections, Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas. Submitted to the National Park Service in compliance with Public Law 106-101.

1994    Archaeobotanical Remains from the Patterson and Little Pawnee Creek sites. Appendix A in Nebraska Phase Archeology in the South Bend Locality, pp 177-192. Nebraska State Historical Society, Nebraska Highway Archeology Program for the Nebraska Department of Roads, Lincoln.

1994    Corn and Culture History in the Central Plains.  In Corn and Culture in the Prehistoric New World, edited by S. Johannason and C. Hastorf pp. 315-334.   Westview Press, Boulder.

1993    Paleoethnobotanical Remains from the Quarry Creek site.  In Quarry Creek: Excavation, Analysis and Prospect of a Kansas City Hopewell site, Fort    Leavenworth, Kansas, edited by Brad Logan, pp.170-175.  University of Kansas, Museum of Anthropology, Project Report Series, No. 80, Lawrence.

1992   (with John G. Hedden) The Town of Kansas: Preliminary Archival and Archaeological Investigations.  University of Kansas, Museum of Anthropology, Project Report Series, No. 76, Lawrence.  Report prepared for Kansas City Planning and Development, Kansas City, Missouri.

1991    Macrobotanical Remains from the Avoca site (14JN332): The Role of Agriculture during the Early Ceramic Period.  Chapter 5 In The Avoca Site (14JN332), Excavation of a Grasshopper Falls Phase Structure, Jackson County, Kansas by Timothy G. Baugh, pp. 85-94.  Kansas State Historical Society, Contract Archeology Series Publications No. 8, Topeka.

1990    Contributor.  Archaeological Investigations in the Perry Lake Project Area, Northeastern Kansas, National Register Evaluation of 17 Sites, edited by Brad Logan.  Report prepared by Kaw Valley Engineering and Development, Inc. for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District

1990    Macrobotanical Remains from the Stigenwalt Site. Appendix III, In The Archeology of the Stigenwalt Site, 14LT351. by Randall M. Thies, pp. 157-159. Kansas State Historical Society, Contract Archeology Series, No. 7, Topeka.

1989    Editor and Contributor, Archaeological Investigations at the North Cove Site,Harlan County Lake, Harlan County, Nebraska: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Report prepared by Kaw Valley Engineering and Development, Inc, Junction City, Kansas for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

1989    Macrofloral Remains.  In Archaeological Investigations in the Perry Lake Project Area, Northeastern Kansas: National Register Evaluation of 17 sites, edited by Brad Logan, pp: 238-239.  Report submitted to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

1989    Floral Remains.  In 1986 Archaeological Investigations at 14MN328, a Great Bend Aspect Site along U.S. Highway 56, Marion County, Kansas, compiled by William B. Lees, pp: 90-103. MS, Archeology Department, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.

1988   Prehistoric Agriculture in the Central Plains.  University of Kansas, Publications in Anthropology, No.16, Lawrence.

1987    Contributor.  Archaeological Investigations in the Clinton Lake Project Area,Northeastern Kansas, National Register Evaluation of 27 Prehistoric Sites, edited by Brad Logan. Report prepared for Kaw Valley Engineering and Development, Inc. for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

1987    Contributor and Editor (with Kenneth L. Brown) Prehistoric and Historic Cultural Resources of Selected Sites at Harlan County Lake, Harlan County, Nebraska: Test Excavations and Determinations of Significance for 28 Sites.  Report Submitted by Kaw Valley Engineering to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

1987    Macrofloral Analysis of Flotation Samples from a Crematorium at the Richland Site. In Archaeological Investigations in the Clinton Lake project Area, Northeastern Kansas: National Register Evaluation of 27 Prehistoric Sites, edited by B. Logan, pp: 233-234.  Report submitted to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

1984    Plant Remains from Drumming Sauna (34WN29). In Hunters of the Forest Edge: Culture, Time, and Process in the Little Chaney Basin (1980, 1981, and 1982 Field Seasons), by K.C. Reid and J.A. Artz, pp: 207-217. University of Tulsa Laboratory of Archaeology, Contributions in Archaeology 14.  Oklahoma Archeological Survey, Studies in Oklahoma’s Past, Number 13, Norman.

1984    (with Rolfe Mandel, Pierre Clement and Alan Simmons) Cultural Resources and Urban Development: The Kansas City – Topeka Corridor Project.  Project Report Series No. 55, Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

1982    Spatial Patterning at the Two Deer site (14BU55): A Preliminary Report.  In Archaeological Investigations at El Dorado Lake, Butler County, Kansas (Phase III), assembled by Paul E. Brockington, pp. 305-354.  Project Report Series No.51, Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence.  Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District.

1981    with Marie E. Brown.  The Two Deer site (14BU55): A Plains Woodland-Plains Village Transition.  In Prehistory and History of the El Dorado Lake Area, Kansas (Phase II), edited by Mary J. Adair, pp. 237-356.  Project Report Series No. 47, Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

1981    Editor, Prehistory and History of the El Dorado Lake Area, Kansas (Phase II), Project Report Series No. 47, Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

1980    Analysis of Carbonized Floral Remains.  Appendix B, In Archaeological Investigations in the Proposed Blue Springs Lake Area, Jackson County, Missouri: The Early Woodland Period by Christopher A. Wright.  Report submitted to Burns and McDonnell Engineers, Kansas City.

1977    Subsistence Exploitation at the Young Site: A Predictive Model for Kansas City Hopewell. M.A.Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Education: 

Ph.D. Anthropology 1984, with Honors, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas. 
MA Anthropology 1977, with Honors, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas. 
BA Anthropology 1973, cum laude, Department of Anthropology, Wichita State University.

Current Academic Appointments: 

Senior Curator, Archaeology Division, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas
Owner, Archaeo-Botanical Consulting. Business created that specializes in the identification and analysis of prehistoric plant remains collected from archaeological sites. Consulting focuses on archaeobotanical remains from the Great Plains and surrounding areas.

Previous Academic Appointments: 

2006, Associate Curator, Archaeology Division, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
2001-2006, Interim Director and Associate Curator, Museum of Anthropology and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
1994, Associate Curator, Museum of Anthropology and Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
1989, Associate Curator and Archaeological Collections Manager, Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas.  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas
1985-1989, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Missouri Kansas City
1986-1989, Lecturer, Baker University, Masters of Liberal Arts Program

Grants: 

2011, Support for the Installation of Mobile Compact Shelving, US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis MCX office.
2008, National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: Ceramic Geography and the Social Formations of the Smoky Hill Phase, east-central Kansas.
2008, John Redmond Lake Collection Upgrade. Tulsa District Army Corps of Engineers.
2008, Kansas State Historical Society, Kitkahahki Archaeology: Investigations at the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1
2008, Ongoing. Curation Agreement, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District.  Current award supplement of $86,000 for mobile compact shelving.
2007, BudigOne, University of Kansas Digital Initiatives and Scholar Services
2007, Wenner Gren, Historical Documentation of the Carlyle S Smith papers
2007, Ongoing. Curation Contract, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District
2006, Wenner Gren, Historical Documentation of the Robert J. Smith papers
2003, Digital Library Initiative, University of Kansas.  Creation of the Kansas City Hopewell web site (http://www.arc.ku.edu/~arc/cgi-bin/hopewell/index.php)
2003, Wenner Gren, Historical Documentation of the Anta Montet White papers
2002, Kansas Humanities Council, support for exhibition, Domestic Fires: Hearths in Plains Prehistory
2002, Cataloging and Storage of Archaeological Collections, Bureau of Reclamation, Kansas-Nebraska Office.
2002, Kansas Arts Commission, support for the Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show
2002, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Conservation Award
2001, Institute for Museum and Library Services, General Operating Support
2001, Kansas Arts Commission, support for the Annual Lawrence Indian Arts Show
1999, National Science Foundation, AMS Dating and Agricultural Development in the North American Central Plains
1999, National Park Service, NAGPRA Grant to Museums
1998, Institute for Museum Services, Conservation Assessment Program
1996-1998, National Science Foundation, Support for Systematic Collections, Kansas City Hopewell and Middle Woodland Collections
1996-2007, Curation Agreement, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.
1996, Kansas City District, US Corps of Engineers, Collection Inventory of Clinton Lake Archaeological Materials
1995, American Philosophical Society: Transport of Great Bend Archaeobotanical Collections from the Smithsonian Institution for analysis
1994, National Science Foundation.  Radiocarbon Dating of Middle Woodland Maize
1992, National Science Foundation, Support for Systematic Collections, Photographic  Collections
1992, Kansas City, Missouri, Department of Planning and Development.  Catalog of the Town of Kansas collections.
1992, Kansas City District, US Army Corps of Engineers, Inventory of Collections.
1991, Kansas City, Missouri, Department of Planning and Development for Preliminary   Investigations of the Town of Kansas.
1991, Analysis of Marobotanical Remains from the Medicine Creek Reservoir, Nebraska, Bureau of Reclamation, Kansas-Nebraska Office.

Professional Presentations: 

Papers Presented:

2013    with Brendon Asher, Alison Hadley, and Jack Hofman.   Pawnee Archaeology: Recent Investigations of the late Eighteenth Century Kansas Monument Site, 14RP1. Paper presented at the 71th annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Loveland

2013    Farming on the High Plains: A Model for the Dismal River Aspect.  Paper presented at the 71th annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Loveland

2013    The Temporal Range of Mound Burials in the Lower Republican River Valley: The Schultz Phase. Paper presented at the 35rd Annual Flint Hills Conference, Manhattan

2012    with Neil Duncan, Robert Lusteck, Mary Malainey and Linda Perry. Paleodietary Implications from Starch, Lipid, and Phytolith Analysis: A Case from the Kansas City Hopewell. Paper presented at the 70th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Saskatoon

2011    Recent Investigations on the Early Woodland in the Lower Missouri Valley.  Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Flint Hills Conference, Wichita

2010    with Jack Hofman and Donna Roper.  Pawnee Life and Technology in the late 1700s: A Perspective from the Kansas Monument Site, 14RP1.  Posted Presented at the Annual Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, MO

2010    The Adoption of Old World Crops in the Historic Central Plains: An Evaluation of Economic Change.  Presented at the 68th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference

2009    After Fieldwork: An overview of Current Research on the Pawnee Indian Village, 14RP1.  Paper presented at the 31st Annual Flint Hills Conference, Topeka, Kansas

2008    Waldo Wedel and Pawnee Archaeology.  Invited paper presented for the Symposium Examining Waldo Wedel’s Legacy to Central Plains Archaeology, Donna C. Roper, chair.  Presented at the 66th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Laramie, Wyoming.

2007    with Marvin Kay.  North American Eastern Prairie Adaptation: The Middle to Late Holocene Record.  Invited paper for symposium Mesolithic meets Archaic: Hunter-Gathered Research across the Atlantic Divide, organized by Ivana Radovanovic.  Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, Austin, Texas.

2007    Archaeological Curation.  Paper presented at the Kansas Museum Association Conference, Emporia.

2006    When Corn Becomes King: Central Plains Agricultural Developments A.D. 1200- 1600.  Paper presented at the 64th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Topeka, Kansas

2004    Maize from the Central Great Plains: Introduction and Morphological Variability.  Invited paper for the symposium The Stories of Maize II: North America North of Mexico, organized by.  Paper presented at the 69th Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, Montreal, Canada.

2003    Becoming Farmers: Crops of the Nebraska Phase.  Paper presented at the 61st Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

2002    A 20 Year Perspective on Plains Paleoethnobotany.  Paper presented at the 24th Annual Flint Hills Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan

2001    One Kansas Farmer: Paleoethnobotanical Research in Kansas.  Invited paper presented for the symposium, The Current State of Kansas Archaeology, Robert Hoard and Will Banks, chairs.  Presented at the 61st Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2001    with Jeannette Blackmar and John Bozell.  Invited paper presented for the symposium A Regional Perspective on the National Curation Crisis, Eileen Johnson, chair. Presented at the 61st Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2000    Woodland Period Farming in the Central Plains: Archaeobotanical Data and AMS Dates.  Invited paper for the symposium Prehistory of the Lower Missouri Valley: Papers in Honor of Alfred E. Johnson.  Brad Logan, chair.  Presented at the Joint Midwest/Plains Anthropological Society Conference, St. Paul. Minnesota.

2000    The Town of Kansas.  Presentation for the Oregon-California Trails Association, Independence, Missouri.

1998    Great Bend Paleoethnobotany, A.D. 1500-1750.  Paper presented at the 56th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota .

1998    Three Images of Nebraska Phase Subsistence: Archaeobotanical Data from the Patterson site (25SY31).  Paper presented at the Annual Flint Hills Conference.    Anadarko, Oklahoma.

1997    Plant Use at Fort Ellsworth: Multiple Lines of Evidence.  Paper presented at the 55th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Boulder, Colorado.

1996    Botanical Remains from El Cuartelejo, 14SC1. Invited paper presented for the symposium The Pueblo on the Plains: Continuing Archaeological Research into the Protohistoric Scott County Pueblo in Western Kansas. Presented at the 54th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Iowa City.

1996    Why Partnerships are Needed between Museums and Federal Agencies.  Invited paper presented for the symposium Archaeological Collections: Problems, Issues and Possibilities, sponsored by The Council for Museum Anthropology.  Presented at the 54th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Iowa City, Iowa.

1996    Ethnobotany of the Protohistoric and Historic Wichita: Two Approaches.  Paper presented at the 18th Annual Flint Hills Conference, St. Joseph Museum and Pony Express National Memorial, St. Joseph, Missouri.

1996    The Good, Bad, and Ugly: AMS Dates on Kansas City Hopewell Maize. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Flint Hills Conference, St. Joseph Museum and Pony Express National Memorial, St. Joseph, Missouri.

1993    Museums, Archaeology and the Future,  Invited paper for the symposium Museum Archaeology in the 90s, Joseph Tiffany, chair. Presented at the 51st Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

1993    with Jack Hofman.  Archaeological Overview of the Central Plains: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Invited paper for the symposium The Central and Northern Great Plains Overview: An Archaeological Legacy, Charles Ewen, chair.  Presented at the 51st Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

1993    Premaize Gardening in the Central Plains.  Paper presented for the symposium Topics in Plains Ethnobotany, Mary Adair, organizer and chair.  Presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St. Louis, Missouri.

1993    The Town of Kansas: Development of an Urban Archaeology Project with Kansas City, Missouri.  Paper presented in the symposium The Town of Kansas, organized and chaired by Mary Adair for the 26th Annual Society for Historical Archaeology, Kansas City, Missouri.

1992    J. Mett Shippee: Seventy Years of Contributions in Archaeological Fieldwork, Research and Dedication.  Invited paper for the symposium Honoring the Contributions of Amateur Anthropologists to Plains Archaeology, Lauren Ritterbush, chair.  Paper presented at the 50th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1992    Plant Remains from El Quartelejo: Subsistence Change or Continuity during the Protohistoric Period.  Invited paper for the symposium People with History:   Plains Cultural and Social Dynamics during the Protohistoric Period, Timothy       Baugh, chair.  Presented at the 50th Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska

1992    Prehistoric Agriculture in the Central Plains: Current Research and Future Directions. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnobiology, Washington D.C.

1991    Tobacco on the Plains: Historical Use, Ethnographic Accounts and Archaeological Evidence.  Invited paper for the symposium The Native American Tobacco Complex: Origins, Development and Analysis, Joseph C. Winter and Karen Adams, chairs. Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Conference, New Orleans  

1991    with Rose Estep.  The Archaeobotanical Record from Kansas River Basin Sites.  Invited presentation for the symposium Kansas River Valley, Robert Blasing, chair.   Presented at the 49th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference, Lawrence, Kansas.

1990    Corn and Culture History in the Central Plains.  Paper presented at the Corn and Culture in the Prehistoric New World conference and workshop, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1990    Iva annua as a Prehistoric Cultigen in the Central Plains: A Regional Synthesis.  Paper presented as part of the symposium Paleoethnobotanical Research on the Great Plains, Mary Adair, organizer and chair.  Presented at the 48th Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Oklahoma City.

1990    Late Woodland Agriculture in the Central Plains: The Grasshopper Falls phase.  Paper presented at the 12th Annual Flint Hills Conference

1989    Great Bend Agriculture: Archaeobotanical Remains from 14MN328. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Flint Hills Conference

1990    Maize from the Central Plains.  Paper presented at the Corn and Culture in the Prehistoric New World Conference, organized by Sissel Johannessen and Christine Hastorf, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1988    The Evolution of the Prairie: Recent Data from Harlan County, Nebraska.  Paper presented at the 11th Annual North American Prairie Conference Lincoln,

1984    Botanical Evidence for the Development of Agriculture in the Central Plains.  Paper presented at the 49th Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, Portland.

1984    A Quantification of Macrobotanical Remains from Middle Ceramic Sites: New Data from the Witt Site (14GE600). Paper presented at the 42nd Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.

1978    A Preliminary Report on the Excavations at 14BU55: A Late Woodland Village Site in South-central Kansas.  Paper presented at the Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Denver, Colorado.

1976    The Use of Cementum Annuli Count on Odocolius sp. from the Young site, Northwestern Missouri. Paper presented at the Annual Plains Anthropological Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2009    Archaeobotanical Data and Glenwood phase Farming. Presentation to Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development, the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway, and the Office of the State Archaeologists, University of Iowa.

2008    Farming on the High Plains: An Interpretation of Data.  Keynote speaker for the Panhandle Plains Annual Meeting

2001    Panel Discussant and Lecturer: Prairie Plants: Their History and Future as Food and Medicine.  Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

2000    The Town of Kansas Archaeological Workshop, An event sponsored by the Oregon-California Trails Association National Convention, Kansas City, Mo.

2003    Panel Discussant for the Invited Session: Reflections on 25 Years of Flint Hills Conferences.  Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas.

1999    Presenter in the 3rd Annual Archaeology for Native American Educators Workshop, co-sponsored by the Society for American Archaeology, Bureau of Land Management and Haskell Indian Nations University

1996- 1998   Collection Care and Management Training Program: Heritage League of Greater Kansas City, Missouri.

1996  "Can You Dig It?"  Presentation prepared for A Conference for Young Women, Wyandotte Comprehensive, Special Education Cooperative, Kansas City, Kansas.

1994    Frontier Lifeline: The Town of Kansas.  Prepared for The Missouri Valley & Emigrant Trails Association, Trails Head Chapter of Oregon California Trails Association and Western Historical Manuscripts, Kansas City, Missouri.

1993    The Town of Kansas: Our Buried History.  Prepared for the Samuel Williston Research Club, University of Kansas.

1993    The Emergence of Agriculture in the Central Plains: Archaeobotanical and Isotopic Evidence.  Prepared for faculty and students of the Biology Department, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

1992    Current Research in Plains Paleoethnobotany.  Prepared for the 2nd Paleoethnobotanical Workshop, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia and the Missouri Anthropological Society, Lyman Research Center.

1992    The Town of Kansas as Revealed through Archaeology and Archives. Prepared for the Jackson County Historical Society, Arthur Mag Lecture Series, Kansas City, Missouri.

1992    Current Directions in Plains Paleoethnobotanical Research.  Informal presentation prepared for the 1st Annual Southwestern/ Plains Paleoethnobotany Workshop, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

1992    Preliminary inventory of archaeobotanical remains from Great Bend sites (ca. A.D.1450-1700) curated at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

1992    Collection Management at the Museum of Anthropology, University of Kansas.  Informal presentation prepared for the Collection Management and Curation Workshop, sponsored by the University of Missouri-Columbia.

1991    Native American Seed Gardening and Plains Ethnobotany.  Presentation and Workshop prepared for Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, Line Creek Museum, Kansas City, Missouri.

1991    Central Plains Paleoethnobotany.  Prepared for the 1st Paleoethnobotanical Workshop, sponsored by the University of Missouri, Columbia and the Missouri Anthropological Society, Lyman Research Center.

1991    Great Bend Agriculture: New Data and Future Research.  Prepared for the Rice County Historical Society, Lyons, Kansas.

1991    People, Plants, and Crops of Kansas.  Prepared for the Kansas Museum of History Docent Training Manual and preparation for their Tour "Food on the Move".

1991    Prehistoric Crops of the Central Plains.  Prepared for the Kansas Scholar Lecture Series, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.

1990    Paleoethnobotany: Techniques and Rewards.  Prepared for the Kansas Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Manhattan, Kansas.

Professional Societies: 

Society for American Archaeology, 1976 - present
Plains Anthropological Society, 1974 - present
Society of Ethnobiology, 1991 - 1998
Society for Historical Archaeology 1992 - 1998
Mid-Continental Journal of Archaeology, 1978 - 1983
Missouri Anthropological Society, 1985 - 1993
Kansas Anthropological Association, 1989 - present
Kansas City Archaeological Society, 1985 - present
Professional Archaeologists of Kansas, 1998- present
Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists, 1988 - present