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Jamie Brandon

Associate Research Professor

 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 2004

 Historical archeology, African Diaspora archeology, Southeast US, cultural memory


Jamie Brandon is the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Research Station Archeologist for Northwest Arkansas and a Research Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  In this “dual” position Dr. Brandon works with graduate students and teaches anthropology courses for University of Arkansas’s Anthropology Department.  Additionally, he is responsible for public outreach and research using the archeological resources in his station territory–12 counties in Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas Ozarks.

Dr. Brandon’s research interests are within the sub-fields of historical archeology and cultural studies–archeology of the southeastern United States, race construction, representation and power relations in the American South, collective cultural memory, working with descendant communities, material culture, landscape analysis and critical archeology.

Dr. Brandon serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and on the Arkansas State Review Board for Historic Preservation.  Additionally, he has served on the boards of the Arkansas Historical Association and the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.  Brandon is an Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology (the journal for the Society for Historical Archaeology) and formerly served as the Associate Editor for historical archeology for The SAA Archeological Record (the newsletter for the Society for American Archaeology).


Recent Courses

ANTH 4803 Historic Archaeology

ANTH 4443 Cultural Resource Management


Recent Publications

Brandon, Jamie C.

2013  Reversing the Narrative of Hillbilly History: A Case Study Using Archaeology at Van Winkle’s Mill in the Arkansas Ozarks.  Historical Archaeology 47(3):36–51.


James M. Davidson and Jamie C. Brandon

2012  Descendant Community Partnering, the Politics of Time, and the Logistics of Reality: Tales from North American, African Diaspora Archaeology. In The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, edited Carol McDavid.  Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2009  A North America Perspective on Race and Class in Historical Archaeology.  In The International Handbook of Historical Archaeology, edited by Teresita Majewski and David Gaimster, pp.3-15.  Springer Press, New York.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2008  History and Archaeology at Van Winkle’s Mill: Recovering Lost Industrial and African-American Heritages in the Arkansas Ozarks.  Arkansas Historical Quarterly 65(4):429-449.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2008  Disparate Diasporas and Vindicationist Archaeologies: Some Comments on Excavating America’s Metaphor.  Historical Archaeology 42(3): 147-151.


Brandon, Jamie C. and James M. Davidson

2005  The Landscape of Van Winkle’s Mill: Identity, Myth and Modernity in the Ozark Upland South.  Historical Archaeology 39(3):113-131.


Hilliard, Jerry, Jamie C. Brandon and James M. Davidson

2005  The Peel Icehouse: Excavations of a Residential Ice Storage Facility in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Arkansas Archaeologist 43(1):1-27.


Barile, Kerri S. and Jamie C. Brandon (editors)

2004  Household Chores and Household Choices: Theorizing the Domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology. University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2004  Segregating Households, Reconstructing Domesticity: The Intersection of Gender and Race in the Postbellum South.  In Household Chores and Household Choices: Theorizing the Domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology, Kerri S. Barile, Jamie C. Brandon (eds.).  University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.