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Indexed Publications (some examples)


Six Hundred Generations: An Archaeological History of Montana, by Carl M. Davis 

Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Popular Archaeology Book Award (2020)


High Plains Book Award for Medicine and Science (2020)

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Archaeology of Households, Kinship, and Social Change, edited by Lacy B. Carpenter and Anna Marie Prentiss

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Walking Among Pharaohs: George Reisner and the Dawn of Modern Egyptology, by Peter Der Manuelian (click on image to purchase book from

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Sinister and Righteous: Interpreting Left and Right in the Archaeological Record, by C. Riley Auge


The Archaeology of Magic: Gender and Domestic Protection in Seventeenth-Century New England, by C. Riley Auge (click on picture to purchase book on 

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Birthing the West: Mothers and Midwives in the Rockies and Plains, by Jennifer J. Hill

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Buddhism for Today: The Essential Wisdom of the Threefold Lotus Sutra, by Nikkyo Niwano.

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A Practitioner's Guide to Public Archaeology, edited by Elizabeth C. Reetz and Stephanie T. Sperling

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A Predictive Theory of Mental Evolution and Its Consequences, by David A. Steinberg

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Field Manual for the Archaeology of Ritual, Religion, and Magic, by C. Riley Auge (click on image to purchase book from

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Archaeology in Montana Journal (1958-present)

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Infrastructure in Archaeological Discourse: Framing Society in the Past, edited by M. Grace Ellis, Carly DeSanto, and Meghan Howey


Authored Publications

  • (Forthcoming 2023) Sinister and Righteous: Interpreting Left and Right in the Archaeological Record. Berghahn Books, New York.
  • (Forthcoming)  The Archaeology of Magical Plants. In The Material Culture of Magic, edited by Antje Bosselmann  Ruickbie and Leo Ruickbie, Brill Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. 
  • (2022) Field Manual for the Archaeology of Ritual, Religion, and Magic. Berghahn Books, New York.
  • (2020)   Featured in “Spells, Charms, Curses, and Concealments” in American Archaeology.
  • (2020)  The Archaeology of Magic: Gender and Domestic Control in Seventeenth - Century New England. University Press of Florida, Gainesville. 
  • (2018)   Beyond the Shelf: Anthropological Collections at the University of Montana. In New Life for Old Archaeological Collections, edited by Rebecca Allen and Ben Ford, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. 
  • (2017)  Fur Trade Artifacts at Housepit 54, Bridge River Site. In The Last House at Bridge River: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Household in British Columbia during the Fur Trade Period, edited by Anna Prentiss, University of Utah Press, Salt Lake. 
  • (2016)  Book Review. Old Man’s Playing Ground: Gaming and Trade on the Plains/Plateau Frontier (Gabriel M. Yanicki). Great Plains Research 26(2):143-144.
  • (2014)  Embedded Implication of Cultural Worldviews in the Use and Pattern of Magical Material Culture. Historical Archaeology 48(3):166-178.
  • (2011)  Book Review. Ritual, Belief and the Dead in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Sarah Tarlow). Historical Archaeology 45(4)online.
  • (2011)   The Hoodoo that You Do:  The Material Culture of Gendered Magic as Risk Management Mechanisms. In Live Evil: Magic and Men, edited by Sophia Vivienne Kottmayer. Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford.  
  • (2011)   Exhuming Monsters: Historical Archaeology and the Monstrous. The Global Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous 1(1):21-31. 
  • (2008)   Book Review. Women’s Work and Identity in Eighteenth Century Brittany (Nancy Locklin). The Sixteenth Century Journal 40(4):1153-1154.
  • (2008)  Book Review. In Contact: Bodies and Spaces in the Sixteenth - and Seventeenth - Century Eastern Woodlands (Diana DiPaolo Loren).  The Sixteenth Century Journal 40(4):1327-1328.
  • (2008)  Crossing the Threshold: Doors and Other Passageways in Tolkien’s Words and Images. In The Ring Goes Ever On: Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005 Conference, edited by Sarah Wells. The Tolkien Society, London.
  • (2006)  What was the Question Again?: The Power of Inquiry Based Learning. In Forum, Journal of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Helena, Montana.

Works in Progress

  • Pocket Guide for Historic Artifact Dating: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
  • Artifact Analysis in Historical Archaeology
  • Fishing Montana’s Lakes (3 volumes)
  • Introduction to Themes in Literature: An Annotated Dictionary of Literary Works and Their Themes
  • Crossing the Threshold: Passageways in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Words and Images
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