Dr. Duncan P. McKinnon

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Irby 308C

(501) 450-5477

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Arkansas

M.A. University of Arkansas

B.A. Texas State University-San Marcos

Specialty Fields

Landscape Archaeology

Archaeogeophysics/Terrestrial Remote Sensing

Southeastern Native American Archaeology and Culture

Caddo Archaeology and Culture

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Research Interests

Landscape and Settlement Patterning

Environmental and Humanistic Geography

GIS-based Geospatial Analyses

Native American Ritual and Religion

Southeastern Iconography and Cosmology

Visual and Public Archaeology

Early Arkansas and Ozark Euro-History

Scottish Ancestry and Genealogy

Current Projects

Distributional Characteristics of Caddo Material Culture and Iconography

Woodland Period Occupations in the Lower Illinois River Valley

Faulkner County Survey Project (Historical and Archaeological Resources)

Select Publications

In Press Archaeological Remote Sensing: Applications in North America, edited by Duncan P. McKinnon and Bryan S. Haley. University of Alabama Press.

In Press Returning to the Kamp Mound Group (11C12): Results from Geomagnetic Survey and High-Density Topographic Mapping in Calhoun County, Illinois. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 41(3).

In Press The Battle Mound Landscape: Exploring Space, Place, and History of a Red River Caddo Community in Southwest Arkansas. Research Series No. 67. Arkansas Archeological Society, Fayetteville.

2015a Zoomorphic Effigy Pendants: An Examination of Style, Medium, and Distribution in the Caddo Homeland. Southeastern Archaeology 34(2):116-135.

2015b A Symbolic and Sacred Landscape: The Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In The Hidden Diversity: Historical Archaeology in Arkansas, edited by Carl G. Drexler, pp. 45-56. University of Tennessee Press.

2011 Foster Trailed-Incised: A GIS-Based Analysis of Caddo Ceramic Distribution. Caddo Archeology Journal 21:67-84.

2010 Continuing the Research: Additional Investigations at the Battle Mound site (3LA1) in Lafayette County, Arkansas. Southeastern Archaeology 29(2):250-260.



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