Karen Schollmeyer

Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology

Selected Publications

2018   Long Term Interactions of People and Animals in the Mimbres Region, Southwest New Mexico AD 200-1450.  K.G. Schollmeyer.  Kiva 84:51-84. Special issue edited by E.L. Jones, J. Dombrosky, and C.S. Ainsworth.

2018   Continuity and Change in the Eastern Mimbres Area after AD 1130.  K.G. Schollmeyer, M.C. Nelson, and M. Hegmon.  In New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology: Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the North American Southwest, edited by Barbara J. Roth, Patricia A. Gilman and Roger Anyon, pp. 169-192.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 

2018   Variability in Mimbres Food and Food Procurement.  K.G. Schollmeyer, M.W. Diehl, and J.A. Sandor.  In New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology: Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the North American Southwest, edited by Barbara J. Roth, Patricia A. Gilman and Roger Anyon, pp. 193-208.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 

2017   Animals.  K.G. Schollmeyer and K.A. Spielmann.  In The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology, edited by Barbara J. Mills and Severin Fowles, pp. 807-823. Oxford University Press, New York.

2017   Re-Evaluating the Mimbres Region Prehispanic Chronometric Record.  R. Anyon, D. Creel, P.A. Gilman, S.A. LeBlanc, M.R. Miller, S.E. Nash, M.C. Nelson, K.J. Putsavage, B.R. Roth, K.G. Schollmeyer, J.W. Sedig, and C.A. Turnbow.  Kiva 83:316-343.

2016   Experiencing Social Change: Life During the Mimbres Classic Transformation.  M. Hegmon, M.C. Nelson, and K.G. Schollmeyer.  In The Archaeology of the Human Experience, edited by Michelle Hegmon, pp. 54-73.  Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association, Vol. 27. 

2016   Implications for Migration and Social Connections in South Central New Mexico through Chemical Characterization of Carbon-painted Ceramics and Obsidian.  J.R. Ferguson, K.W. Laumbach, S.H. Lekson, M.C. Nelson, K.G. Schollmeyer, T.S. Laumbach, and M.R. Miller.  Kiva 82:22-50.

2015   Transformation Without Collapse: Two Cases from the American Southwest.  A. Torvinen, M. Hegmon, A.P. Kinzig, M.C. Nelson, M. Peeples, K. Schollmeyer, C. Strawhacker, and L. Swantek.  In Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies, edited by Ronald K. Faulseit, pp. 262-286.  Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Press: Carbondale. 

2014   Architecture, Settlement, and the Construction of Perry Mesa Pueblos.  K. G. Schollmeyer and M. C. Nelson.  In Alliance and Landscape on Perry Mesa in the Fourteenth Century, edited by David R. Abbott and Katherine A. Spielmann, pp. 79-103.  University of Utah Press: Salt Lake City.

2013   Settlement Patterns, Source-Sink Dynamics, and Artiodactyl Hunting in the Prehistoric U.S. Southwest.  K. G. Schollmeyer and J. C. Driver.  Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 20:448-478.  Special issue edited by V.L. Butler, C.M. Darwent, and M.J. O’Brien. 


Courses Taught

Field Training in Archaeology


2014 – present     Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field School, Archaeology Southwest / University of Arizona. With co-PI Dr. Jeffery Clark.

2015 – present     Anthropogenic Landscape Effects and Social Organization of Food Foraging and Production in Prehistoric Southwestern New Mexico, AD 150-1400.  With co-PI Dr. Michael W. Diehl.

2015 – present     Isotopic Zooarchaeology of Social Transformations in the Mesa Verde Region of the US Southwest.  Co-PI with Dr. Jeffrey R. Ferguson.

2012 – 2013         Postdoctoral researcher, Long Term Vulnerabilities and Transformations Project, Arizona State University. Project P.I.s Dr. Margaret C. Nelson, Dr. Ann Kinzig, Dr. David Abbott, Dr. John M. Anderies, Dr. Michelle Hegmon, Dr. Keith Kintigh, and Dr. Ben A. Nelson. 

2007 - 2013         Mogollon Prehistoric Landscapes Project, Arizona State University. Co-directed with Dr. Margaret Nelson, Steve Swanson, and Will Russell (various years).

2009 – 2012         Postdoctoral researcher in hunting sustainability and zooarchaeology, Simon Fraser University.  Project P.I. Dr. Jonathan Driver. 


Research Interests

US Southwest