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


March 25, 2014.á I will be speaking about geophysical survey at the IOOF cemetery in Norman.á 6 PM, Griffin Memorial Hospital, 900 E. Main St.


March 27-29, 2014. Caddo Conference, Tyler, TX.


April 1, 2014.á I will be speaking on recent geophysical survey and archaeological excavations at Spiro to the Cleveland County chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman.á 7:00 PM


April 23-27, 2014. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.


May 19-June 20, 2014. OU Field School in Archaeology, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center.



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