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Assistant Professor of Anthropology
533 Varner Hall
(248) 370-4453

Curriculum Vitae


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) in combination with computer modeling and simulation. I am a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA) who specializes in the archaeology of the Eastern Woodlands of North America. I am also an FAA licensed drone pilot.


2020 (In Press). Carroll, Jon W.  “The Social Implications of Ceramic Style Distributions in Precontact Springwells Indigenous Communities.”  International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research11(2).

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

2019. Carroll, Jon W.  “Reinterpreting Springwells Ceramics in the Great Lakes Region of North America.”  Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, DOI: 10.1080/01461109.2018.1543106.

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

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. New York: Springer. 

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/Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, East Lansing. 

2012. Norder, John W. and Jon W. Carroll. “Applied Geospatial Perspectives on the Rock Art of the Lake of the Woods Region of Ontario, Canada.” Geographic Information Systems: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Volume III. Harrisburg, Information Resources Management Association. 


I teach: AN1111: Culture and Human Nature, 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, and LBS5943: Seminar in the Social Sciences.