Scott W. Hammerstedt

Gradiometer survey at Spiro, Le Flore County, OK


I am a member of the research faculty at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma.  I have worked throughout the US Southeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic.  My major research interests are social organization, monumental architecture, experimental archaeology, ceramic analysis, political economy, settlement patterns, and archaeological geophysics, with a focus on late prehistoric Mississippian and Caddo people. 

Current research is based in eastern Oklahoma, primarily in the northeastern and east-central parts of the state.  Projects combine reanalysis of existing collections with new survey and excavation work to explore the settlement patterns and social organization of the region.  The goals are to develop a fuller understanding of the archaeology of eastern Oklahoma in order to allow meaningful comparisons with data from Mississippian groups to the east.

Oklahoma Archeological Survey

University of Oklahoma

111 E. Chesapeake

Norman, OK 73019

To contact me:


Phone: 405-325-7207

Fax: 405-325-7604


February 16, 2015. Public talk about eastern Oklahoma mound sites.á Wagoner County Historical Society.á 6:30 PM at the Pizza Hut in Wagoner, OK.


March 10, 2015. Public talk about Spiro to the Kokoci Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, 6:00 PM, Fayetteville, AR Public Library.


March 26-28, 2015Caddo Conference, Arkadelphia, AR.


April 15-19Society for American Archaeology annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Upcoming activities: