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Timothy Chevral

Professor
Office: Richmond Bldg 4, Room 363
Phone Number: (716) 645-0408
Email Address: tt27@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

Archaeological theory; complex societies; colonialism; ethnicity and identity; conflict and conflict resolution; political ecology; pastoralism; agricultural intensification; landscape archaeology; regional analysis; ethnohistory; archaeological chemistry; European archaeology; Iron Age, Medieval, and Early Modern Scandinavia and Ireland.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate Courses
APY 333 | North American Archaeology
APY 437 | Celts, Anglo-Saxons & Vikings
APY 420 | Gender Archaeology
APY 434 | The Archaeology of Sacred Places and Spaces


Graduate Courses
APY 587 | Sacred Places and Spaces
APY 589 | Complex Societies
APY 609 | Gender Archaeology
APY 610 | Archaeological Method and Theory
APY 611 | Celts, Anglo-Saxons & Vikings
APY 729 | Human Impacts on Ancient Environments
APY 731 | Landscape Archaeology
APY 733 | Analytical Methods in Archaeology

Selected Publications

Books

Thurston, T L and Roderick B. Salisbury (eds.) 2009. Re-imagining Regional Analyses: The Archaeology of Spatial and Social Dynamics CSP, Cambridge.

Thurston, T L and Christopher T. Fisher (eds.) 2007. Seeking A Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation and Change Human Ecology and Adaptation Book Series. Springer Scientific Publishing New York.

Thurston, T L 2001. Landscapes of power, landscapes of conflict: state formation in the South Scandinavian Iron Age. Springer Scientific, New York.

Articles and Book Chapters

Thurston, T L 2014. Expanding Identity: Archaeology, the Humanities, and the Social Sciences in V. Ginn, R. Enlander and R. Crozier (eds) Exploring Prehistoric Identity: our construct or theirs? Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 186-196.

Thurston, T L and Plunkett, G. 2012. A Dynamic Socioecology of Iron Age, Medieval and Early Modern Ulster, Northern Ireland In Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations. Giosan, L. (ed.) Geophysical Monograph Series, American Geophysical Union, Washington DC.

Milisauskas, S., Thurston, T. and R. Whitlow. 2011. American Conributions to European Archaeology Sprawozdania Archeologiczne volume 63:35-63. Instytut Archeolgii i Etnologii PAN, Krakow, Poland.

Thurston, T L 2011. Tracing the political geography of early Denmark through integrated archaeological and geochemical survey. In Zwischen Fjorden und Steppe. Festschrift Fur Johan Callmer Zum 65 Geburstag. Theune-Vogt, C. & Biermann, F. (eds.) Internationale Archäologie, Studia honoraria, Band 31. Rahden/Westf. Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, pp. 135-146.

Thurston, T L 2010.  Bitter Arrows and Generous Gifts: What Was a King in the European Iron Age? In Pathways to Power New Perspectives on the Emergence of Social Inequality. Price, T.D. and G. M. Feinman (eds.) Springer Scientific Publishing, New York, pp. 193-254.

Thurston, T L, Westphal, J.,  and Roesgaard, M.  2009.  Imagining Danish prehistory through 50 years: methodological and paradigmatic transformations in regional and interregional archaeology. In  Re-imagining Regional Analyses: The Archaeology of Spatial and Social Dynamics T L Thurston and Roderick B. Salisbury (eds.) CSP, Cambridge, pp. 67-99.

Thurston, T L 2009.  Farming the Margins: on the social causes and consequences of soil management strategies in The Archaeology of Environmental Change: Socionatural Legacies of Degradation and Resilience. C. T. Fisher, B. Hill & G. Feinman (eds), U of Arizona Press, pp. 106-134.

Thurston, T L  2009. Unity and diversity in the European Iron Age: out of the mists, some clarity? Journal of Archaeological Research 17(4): 347-423.

Thurston, T L 2007. Rituals of Rebellion: Cultural Narratives and Metadiscourse of Violent Conflict in Iron Age and Medieval Denmark Journal of Conflict Archaeology. 3(1):269-295.

Thurston, T L 2007. Infields, Outfields, and Broken Lands: agricultural intensification and the ordering of space in Iron Age Denmark. Thurston and Fisher (eds.) Seeking A Richer Harvest: The Archaeology of Subsistence Intensification, Innovation and Change  Human Ecology and Adaptation Book Series.  Springer Scientific Publishing New York pp. 155-191.

Thurston, T L 2006.  The Barren and the Fertile: central and local intensification strategies across variable landscapes. Agricultural Strategies J. Marcus & C. Stanish (eds). Cotsen Institiute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles CA pp. 131-161.

Thurston, T L 1999. The knowable, the doable, and the undiscussed: tradition, submission, and the "becoming" of rural landscapes in Denmark's Iron Age Antiquity 1999 (3):661-671.