Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608

Social Work
Varner, Room 513
371 Varner Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371

Jon W. Carroll

A headshot of Jon Carroll.

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Principal Investigator, Midwest Archaeological Field School (MAFS)

Coordinator, Applied GIScience Minor

532(1) Varner
(248) 370-4453

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
I am an anthropological archaeologist with research interests in cultural transmission, social interaction and integration, political and economic organization, and the social science applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) combined with computer modeling and simulation. A Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA), I am currently researching the use of remote sensing drones in the Near East, Europe, Africa, and North America, and I am an FAA-licensed drone pilot.

Selected Publications

2021. Cassano, Graham, Jon W. Carroll and Dan J. Clark.  “Housing Waste: The Lakeside Housing Complex, from the Ground Up”.  In T. Benz and G. Cassano (eds.), Urban Emergency (Mis)Management and the Crisis of Neoliberalism, pp. 160-206. Brill, Boston, DOI: 10.1163/9789004446175_007.

2021. Garfinkel, Y., J.W. Carroll, M. Pytlik and M. Mumcuoglu. “Constructing the Assyrian Siege Ramp at Lachish: Texts, Iconography, Archaeology and Photogrammetry.” Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 40(4), pp. 417-439,  DOI: 10.1111/ojoa.12231. 

2021. Peter, B.G., J. P. Messina., J.W. Carroll, and R. Chikowo. “A Case for Green-Based Vegetation Indices: Plot-Scale sUAS Imagery Related to Crop Chlorophyll Content On Smallholder Maize Farms in Malawi.”  Remote Sensing Letters, 12(8), pp. 778-787, DOI: 10.1080/2150704x.2021.1938733.

2021. Garfinkel, Y., M.G. Hasel, M.G. Klingbeil, I. Kreimerman, M. Pytlik,J.W. Carroll, J.W.B. Waybright, H.-G. Kang, G. Choi, S.-Y. Chang, S. Hong, A. David, I. Weissbein and N. Silverberg. “The Canaanite and Judean Cities of Lachish, Israel: Preliminary Report of the Fourth Expedition, 2013–2017.”  American Journal of Archaeology, 125(3), pp. 419-459, DOI: 10.3764/aja.125.3.0419.

2020. Carroll, Jon W. “sUAS Multispectral Survey of the Historical Landscape of Chateau de Balleroy, Normandy, France.”  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 11(4), pp 64-78, DOI: 10.4018/ijagr.2020100104.

2020. Carroll, Jon W.  “The Social Implications of Ceramic Style Distributions in Precontact Springwells Indigenous Communities.”  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 11(2), pp. 59-75, DOI: 10.4018/ijagr.2020040104.

2020. Peter, B.G., J.P. Messina., J.W. Carroll, J. Zhi, V. Chimonyo, S. Lin, and S. Snapp. “Multi-Spatial Resolution Satellite and sUAS Imagery for Precision Agriculture on Smallholder Farms in Malawi. ”Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 86(2), pp. 107-119, DOI: 10.14358/pers.86.2.107.

2019. Carroll, Jon W.  “Reinterpreting Springwells Ceramics in the Great Lakes Region of North America.” Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, 44(2), pp. 181-206, DOI: 10.1080/01461109.2018.1543106.

2016. Carroll, Jon W. “Assessing Nonlinear Behaviors in an Agent Based Model.”  In Brouwer-Burg, M., H. Peeters and W. Lovis (Eds.) Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis in Archaeological Computational Modeling, pp. 81-90. Springer, New York.  ISBN 9783319278315, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-27833-9_5.

2014. Messina, J., Adhikari, U., Carroll, J., Chikowo, R., DeVisser, M., Dodge, L., Fan, P., Langley, S., Lin, S., Me-nsope, N., Moore, N., Murray, S., Nawyn, S., Nejadhashemi, A. Olson, J., Smith, A., Snapp, S. Population Growth, Climate Change and Pressure on the Land – Eastern and Southern Africa. U.S. Agency for International Development/Michigan State University Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, East Lansing.

2011. Norder, John W. and Jon W. Carroll. “Applied Geospatial Perspectives on the Rock Art of the Lake of the Woods Region of Ontario, Canada.” International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, Special Issue on the Past Informing the Future: Applied Geospatial Solutions 2(4): 77-92, (DOI: 10.4018/jagr.2011100105). (Anthologized in 2013, Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Volume III, pp. 1328-1344. Harrisburg, Information Resources Management Association, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2038-4.ch080).

Data Publications

2019. Peter, Brad. G.; Messina, Joseph P.; Carroll, Jon W.  Multispectral Drone Imagery of a Trial Farm in Ntubwi, Malawi,, Harvard Dataverse, V1.

2019. Peter, Brad G.; Messina, Joseph. P.; Carroll, Jon W.  Multispectral Drone Imagery of a Trial Farm in Nyambi, Malawi,, Harvard Dataverse, V1.

Courses Taught
AN1111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
AN1511: Human and Cultural Evolution
AN3127: Racial and Ethnic Relations
AN3133: The Food Quest (Economic Anthropology)
AN3260: Native Peoples and First Nations of North America
AN3450: Archaeology of North America
AN3581: Archaeological Field School
AN3800: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
AN3801: Principles of Cartography
AN3802: Remote Sensing Using Aerial and Satellite Imagery
AN3803: Spatial Data Modeling and Analysis
AN3900: Special Topics in Anthropology: Archaeological Laboratory Methods
AN4391/LBS5903: Anthropological Theory
LBS5943: Seminar in the Social Sciences