T.J. Ferguson

About T.J. Ferguson

Editor, Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona

Selected Publications

Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip, and T. J. Ferguson (2010) Intersecting Magisteria, Bridging Archaeological Science and Traditional Knowledge. Journal of Social Archaeology 10(3):425-456.

Ferguson, T. J. (2010) Commentary: Repatriation of Ahayu:da: 20 Years Later. Museum Anthropology 33(2): 194–195.
Colwell-Chanthphonh, Chip, T. J Ferguson, Dorothy Lippert, Randal l H. McGuire, George P. Nicholas, Joe E. Watkins, and Larry J. Zimmerman (2010 The Premise and Promise of Indigenous Archaeology. American Antiquity 75(2):228-238.
Silliman, Stephen and T. J. Ferguson (2010) Consultation and Collaboration with Descendant Communities. In Voices in American Archaeology, edited by Wendy Ashmore, Dorothy T. Lippert, and Barbara J. Mills, pp. 48-72. Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.
Ferguson, T. J. (2009) Improving the Quality of Archaeology in the United States through Consultation and Collaboration with Native Americans and Descendant Communities. In Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management, edited by Lynne Sebastian and William D. Lipe, pp. 169-193. School of Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ferguson, T. J., G. Lennis Berlin, and Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma (2009). Kukhepya: Searching for Hopi Trails. In Landscapes of Movement: The Anthropology of Paths, Trails, and Roads, edited by James E. Snead, Clark L. Erickson, and J. Andrew Darling, pp.20-41. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.
Murray, Wendi Field, Nicholas Laluk, Barbara J. Mills, and T. J. Ferguson (2009). Archaeological Collaboration with American Indians: Case Studies from the Western United States (with Wendi Field Murray, Nicholas Laluk, and Barbara J. Mills). Collaborative Anthropologies 2:65-86.

Kuwanwisiwma, Leigh J., and T. J. Ferguson (2009). Hopitutskwa and Ang Kuktota; The Role of Archaeological Sites in Defining Hopi Cultural Landscapes. In The Archaeology of Meaningful Places, edited by Brenda J. Bowser and Marìa Nieves Zedeño,pp. 90-106. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Chip, and T. J. Ferguson (2008). Collaboration in Archaeological Practice, Engaging Descendant Communities. Alta Mira Press, Lanham, Maryland.

Colwell-Chanthaphon, Chip, T. J. Ferguson, and Roger Anyon (2008). Always Multivocal and Multivalent: Conceptualizing Archaeological Landscapes in Arizona’s San Pedro Valley. In Archaeologies of Placemaking; Monuments, Memories, and Engagement in Native North America, edited by Patricia E. Rubertone, pp. 59-80. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California.

Mills, Barbara J., and T. J. Ferguson (2008). Animate Objects: Shell Trumpets and Ritual Networks in the Greater Southwest. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 15:338–361.

Kuwanwisiwma, Leigh J., T. J. Ferguson, and Michael Yeatts (2008). Öngtupqa: The Enduring Association of the Hopi People and the Grand Canyon. In Reflections of Grand Canyon Historians; Ideas, Arguments, and First-Person Accounts, edited by Todd R. Berger, pp. 89-95. Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Mills, Barbara J., Mark Altaha, John Welch, and T. J. Ferguson (2008). Archaeology Without Trowels: Teaching Archaeology and Heritage Preservation in Collaborative Contexts. In Archaeology at the Trowel’s Edge: Collaborative Field Projects in North America, edited by Stephen Silliman, pp. 25-49. Amerind Foundation and University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Ferguson, T. J., and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh (2006). History is in the Land: Multivocal Tribal Traditions in Arizona’s San Pedro Valley. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Courses Taught

Anth 440A/540A, Cultural Resource Management

Areas of Study

Southwest US


Recording Toponyms to Document the Endangered Hopi Language. Collaborative project between University of Arizona, Hopi Tribe, and American Museum of Natural History. National Science Foundation Grant BCS-0965949, 2010.

Cultural Affiliation Study for Petrifield Forest National Park, Cooperative project with National Park Service.

Archaeology Survey at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Cooperative project with National Park Service.

Hopi Traditional History and Cultural Affiliation Study for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Cooperative Project J1445100035 with National Park Service.

Backcountry Ethnographic Resource Inventory, Cooperative Project J8213100079 with the National Park Service.

Research Interests

Social identity and cultural affiliation, NAGPRA, cultural landscapes, Western Pueblo settlement and land use.

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Contact Information

Professor of Anthropology; Coordinator (M.A. in Applied Archaeology); Chair, University Indian Ruins Preservation and Management Committee
Telephone: 520.626.9684
Fax: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 408D


Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1993

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