Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology
Historical Trajectories of Small-Scale Societies; Monumentality; Landscape Histories; Craft Production; Indigenous Archaeology; Non-Western Ritual and Religion; Inter-regional Interaction and Exchange; Development of Leadership; Native American Clothing and Adornment; Deep History Approaches; Museum Anthropology; Archaeological Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS; Woodland and Plains Societies of the Midcontinent and Great Lakes; Hopewell and Adena Societies
Tim Everhart is an ABD Ph.D. candidate interested in the construction and use of monuments and symbols by precontact Native societies. Specifically, his research focuses on four interrelated domains of inquiry: (1) the social processes involved in monument making and craft production and the long histories of subsequent engagement with these landscapes/monuments; (2) the ways historical, archaeological, and antiquarian knowledge production shape popular and scholarly narratives of the past; (3) building capacity and broadening frameworks of Indigenous archaeology to accommodate knowledge co-creation in deep-time contexts within regions where decedent communities were removed; and (4) the role of ‘ancient’ monuments and art in shaping contemporary discourse, facilitating social memory, and shaping landscapes of cultural heritage. Animating and binding these domains together are the pre-contact Scioto Hopewell societies ca. 1-400 CE of southern Ohio where Tim has worked for over a decade.
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
2021 On the Monumentality of Ditches. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Volume 62: 1-17.
2020 The Organization of Craft Production in Scioto Hopewell Ritual Economy: Insights from the Outskirts of the Mound City Group. Timothy D. Everhart and Bret J. Ruby. American Antiquity, Volume 85, Issue 2: 279-304.
2020 New Evidence Pertaining to An Alleged Hopewell Mobiliary Clay Human Figurine: A Reply to Bebber and Colleagues. Timothy D. Everhart and Stephen M. Diehl. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Volume 45, Issue 2: 87-101.
2020 The Case of the Caldwell Mound: A Woodland Period Mound in the Central Scioto River Valley. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Volume 45, Issue 2: 130-159.
2020 The Scioto Situation and the Steel Group Monument Assemblage. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Volume 45, Issue 3: 269-289.