Lindsay M. Montgomery

About Lindsay M. Montgomery

Lindsay is an anthropological archaeologist whose work focuses on the material practices of mobile groups during the late pre-contact and colonial periods. Her research employs a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, which brings together archaeological, archival, oral historical, and ethnographic sources to understand the social practices of mobile groups, such as the Ute, Jicarilla Apache, and Comanche. Her current research revolves around a collaborative research project with Picuris Pueblo in northern New Mexico. This work explores the social and economic relationship between Picuris Pueblo and the Jicarilla Apache through an investigation of agricultural practices at the Pueblo between 1400-1750 CE.

Selected Publications

2019 When the Mountain People Came to Taos: Ute Archaeology in the northern Rio Grande. In Numic Archaeology and Ethnohistory in the American Rocky Mountains and Borderlands, edited by Robert Brunswig and David Hill. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2018 Memories that Haunt: Reconciling with the Ghosts of the American Indian School System. International Journal of Heritage Studies.

2017 Comanche New Mexico. In New Mexico and the Pimeria Alta: The Colonial Period in the American Southwest, edited by John Douglass and Michael W. Graves, 157-187. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.


Courses Taught

ANTH 638. Culture Contact & Colonialism

ANTH 457/557. Contesting the Past: Archaeology and Global Heritage

ANTH 385. Fight the Power!

ANTH 160. Patterns in Prehistory


Areas of Study

American Southwest & Southern Plains


Research Interests

Historical archaeology, Colonialism, Nomadism, Cultural landscapes, Ethnohistory, Indigenous philosophy

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Contact Information

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Telephone: 520-621-5109
Office: Haury Building, 408D
Office Hours: Tuesday 11-1pm


Ph.D., Stanford University 

B.A., Barnard College (Columbia University)