About Jesse Albertice MacPendleton Ballenger
Dr. Jesse Ballenger is a nomadic human being sometimes witnessed sauntering between the southern Southwest and the Great Plains of North America.
2017 The Earliest People in the Southwest (first author with V.T. Holliday and G. Sanchez). In The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology, edited by B.J. Mills and S. M. Fowles. Oxford University Press, New York.
2016 Terminal Pleistocene Paleoindian Ecology and Demography: A View from the Southwestern United States (third author with Mary M. Prasciunas and Vance T. Holliday). In Exploring Cause and Explanation: Historical Ecology, Demography, and Movement in the American Southwest, edited by Cynthia L. Herbahn and Ann F. Ramenofsky, pp. 29-46. University of Colorado, Boulder.
2016 Implications from Chemical, Structural and Mineralogical Studies of Magnetic Microspherules from around the Lower Younger Dryas Boundary (New Mexico, USA). (fifth author with A.V. Anronikov, I.E. Andronikova, C.W. Loehn, B. Lafuente, G.T. Crawford, and D.S. Lauretta, Geograﬁska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 98:1–21.
2015 The Densest Concentration on Earth? Quantifying Clovis-Mammoth Associations in the San Pedro Valley, Southeastern Arizona, U.S.A. In Clovis: On the Edge of a New Understaning, edited by A. Smallwood and T. Jennings. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
Introduction to Archaeology, Patterns in Prehistory, Lithic Analysis
Areas of Study
Great Plains, American Southwest, Midwest
How Not to Discover the Next Mammoth Kill Campsite (Principal Investigator)
Desperation Ranch: the Cave Creek Midden Site Revisited (co-Principal Iinvestigator, with Jonathan Mabry, AAHS)
St. Mary Bridge Site Condition Assessment, Montana (geoarchaeologist, with Dr. Maria Nieves Zedeño, BARA)
Luke Solar Mitigation Project, Arizona (Sr. Project Director, lithic analyst, SRI)
Murray Springs Clovis Site Condition Assessment, Arizona (Principal Investigator, SRI)
Kutoyis Archaeological Project, Montana (co-Director with Dr. Maria Nieves Zedeño, BARA)
Arizona Paleoindian and Paleoarchaic Projectile Point Survey (Organizer) (http://azpaleosurvey.pidba.org/)
Hunter-gatherer studies (calories), Pokémon ecology (for sure), paleoenvironmental reconstruction (things change), human subsistence (food is yummy), extinctions (sad), lithic technology (anger), geochronology (time and age things), CRM/global heritage management (monuments and bullets and stuff), experimental archaeology (do what you want to do).
B.A., University of Oklahoma 1995
M.A., University of Oklahoma 1999
Ph.D., University of Arizona 2010