Sociology/ Anthropology Department

Dr. J. Brett Hill

Brett Hill

Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: Mills Center 306C
Phone: (501) 450-3828
  • B.A., University of Colorado
  • M.A., Arizona State University
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University

Dr. J. Brett Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology, received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He teaches courses on archaeology and human ecology. His research and teaching interests include Human Ecology, Landscape Dynamics, Heritage and Identity, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Near East and the North American Southwest.

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Selected Bibliography

  • Hill, J. Brett, Patrick D. Lyons, Jeffery J. Clark and William H. Doelle
    2016  The “Collapse” of Cooperative Hohokam Irrigation in the Lower Salt River Valley. Journal of the Southwest.
  • Hill, J. Brett, Matthew A. Peeples, Deborah L. Huntley, and Hannah Jane Carmack
    2015  Spatializing Social Network Analysis in the Late Precolumbian Southwest. Advances in Archaeological Practice. 3(1) 63-77.
  • Mills, Barbara J., Jeffery J. Clark, Matthew A. Peeples, Wm. R. Haas, Jr., John M. Roberts, Jr., J. Brett Hill, Deborah L. Huntley, Lewis Borck, Ronald L. Breiger, Aaron Clauset, and M. Steven Shackley
    2013  Transformation of Social Networks in the Late Pre-Hispanic US Southwest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(13).
  • Hill, J. Brett, Mathew Devitt and Marina Drigo
    2011  Improving Archeological Predictive Modeling for the Santa Cruz Valley National Heritage Area. CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. 8(1, 2).
  • Hill, J. Brett, Jeffery J. Clark, William H. Doelle and Patrick D. Lyons
    2010  Depopulation of the Northern Southwest: A Macro-Regional Perspective, In Leaving Mesa Verde:Peril and Change in the Thirteenth-Century Southwest, Edited by T.A. Kohler, M.D. Varien and A.M. Wright. Tucson, Pg. 34-52. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • J. Brett Hill (Co-Editor) with Christopher Fisher and Gary M. Feinman
    2009  The Socio-Natural Connection: Integrating Archaeology And Environmental Studies For 21st Century Conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • Hill, J. Brett
    2006  Human Ecology in the Wadi al-Hasa: Land Use and Abandonment through the Holocene. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
  • Hill, J. Brett, Jeffery J. Clark, William H. Doelle and Patrick D. Lyons
    2004  Prehistoric Demography in the Southwest: Migration, Coalescence and Hohokam Population Decline. American Antiquity 69(4) 689-716.
  • Hill, J. Brett
    2004 Land Use and an Archaeological Perspective on Socio-Natural Studies in the Wadi al-Hasa, West Central Jordan. American Antiquity 69(3) 389-412.
  • Hill, J. Brett
    2004  Time, Scale and Interpretation: 10,000 Years of Land Use on the Transjordan Plateau, Amid Multiple Contexts of Change, In Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes: Current Issues, Edited by E. F. Athanassopoulos and L. Wandsnider, Pp. 125-142. University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications, Philadelphia.
  • Hill, J. Brett
    2000  Decision Making at the Margins: Settlement Trends, Temporal Scale, and Ecology in the Wadi al Hasa, West-central Jordan. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 19, 221-241.
  • Hill, J. Brett
    1998  Ecological Variability and Agricultural Specialization Among the Late Prehistoric Pueblos of Central New Mexico. Journal of Field Archaeology 25, 275-294.

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