Professor of Anthropology
PhD, University of Arizona, 1998
Science 1, Room 110B
Ruth Van Dyke is an archaeologist specializing in the North American Southwest, specifically Chaco Canyon and the Four Corners region. Her research interests include landscape, architecture, power, memory, phenomenology and visual representation. She currently is working on social, visual and political relationships among Chacoan outlier communities in northwest New Mexico. In addition her new historical archaeology project investigates Alsatian immigration to 19th century Texas.
2013 Imagined Narratives: Sensuous Lives in Ancient Chaco. In Making Senses of the Past: Toward a Sensory Archaeology, edited by Jo Day, pp. 390-408. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
2013 Ritual, Timelessness, and Experience in the Pueblo World. In Big Histories, Human Lives: Tackling Problems of Scale in Archaeology, edited by John Robb and Timothy Pauketat, pp. 193-206. School of Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe.
2012 Pueblo I Settlement in the Chaco Basin, by Thomas C. Windes and Ruth M. Van Dyke. In Crucible of Pueblos: The Early Pueblo Period in the Northern Southwest, edited by Richard Wilshusen, Gregson Schachner, and James Allison, pp. 72-100. Cotsen Institute Press, University of California, Los Angeles.
2011 Ideology and Social Memory. In Ideologies in Archaeology, edited by Reinhard Bernbeck and Randall H. McGuire, pp. 233-253. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
2010 Connecting Worlds: Pueblo III Towers in the Northern San Juan, by Ruth M. Van Dyke and Anthony G. King. Kiva 75(3):349-372.
2009 Chaco Reloaded: Discursive Social Memory on the Post-Chacoan Landscape. Journal of Social Archaeology 9(2):220-248.
2008 Temporal Scale and Qualitative Social Transformation at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 18(1):70-78.
2007 The Chaco Experience: Landscape and Ideology at the Center Place. School of Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe.
2006 Chaco's Beginnings, by Richard H. Wilshusen and Ruth M. Van Dyke. In The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh-Century Pueblo Regional Center, edited by Stephen H. Lekson, pp. 211-259. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.
2004 Chaco's Sacred Geography. In In Search of Chaco Canyon: New Approaches to an Archaeological Enigma, edited by David Grant Noble, pp. 78-85. School of American Research Press, Santa Fe.
2004 Memory, Meaning, and Masonry: The Late Bonito Chacoan Landscape. American Antiquity 69(3):413-431.
2003 Archaeologies of Memory, edited by Ruth M. Van Dyke and Susan E. Alcock. Blackwell Publishers, Oxford and Malden, Mass.
2000 Chacoan Ritual Landscapes: The View from the Red Mesa Valley. In Great House Communities across the Chacoan Landscape, edited by John Kantner and Nancy Mahoney, pages 91-100. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona 65, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
1999 The Chaco Connection: Evaluating Bonito Style Architecture in Outlier Communities. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 18(4):471-506.
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