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Victor Thompson, Co-Investigator / Associate Professor

Victor Thompson

Research Emphasis:

My research focuses on resilience in coupled socio-ecological systems. Specifically, I use archaeology to track changes in socio-political organization, resource use, and the environmental over the past 4000 years along the Georgia coast. My most recent work uses geophysical survey, ceramic analysis, and stable isotope analysis of shellfish to address issues related to the archaeology of complexity.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Victor D. Thompson
Baldwin Hall, Rm 265B
Department of Anthropology
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Office Phone:  (706) 542-1480

FAX Number:  (706) 542-3998

E-Mail:  vdthom@uga.edu

Web Page:  http://anthropology.uga.edu/people/faculty/thompson_victor/

Other Identity Systems:

LTER:  14275


GCE Data Sets:

ANT-GCES-1402 (A Comprehensive Radiocarbon Date Database from Archaeological Contexts on the Coastal Plain of Georgia)

ANT-GCES-1308 (Archaeological shovel test data for Little Sapelo Island, Mary Hammock, Patterson Island, and Pumpkin Hammock; Spring 2007, Summer 2007 and 2008)

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2016. Revisiting the resilience of Late Archaic hunter-gatherers along the Georgia coast. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. 43:39-55. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2016.05.006)

Thompson, V.D. and Andrus, C.F. 2013. Using Oxygen Isotope Sclerochronology to Evaluate the Role of Small Islands among the Guale of the Georgia Coast, USA. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 8:190-209. (DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2012.708007)

Andrus, C.F. and Thompson, V.D. 2012. Determining the Habitats of Mollusk Collection at the Sapelo Island Shell Ring Complex, USA using Oxygen Isotope Sclerochronology. Journal of Archaeological Science. 39:215-228. (DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2011.08.002)

Thompson, V.D. and Andrus, C.F. 2011. Evaluating Mobility, Monumentality, and Feasting at the Sapelo Island Shell Ring Complex. American Antiquity. 76(2):315-343.

Thompson, V.D. and Turck, J.A. 2010. Island Archaeology and the Native American Economies (2500 B.C.–A.D. 1700) of the Georgia Coast. Journal of Field Archaeology. 35(3):283-297. (DOI: 10.1179/009346910X12707321358991)

Thompson, V.D. and Turck, J.A. 2009. Adaptive Cycles of Coastal Hunter-Gatherers. American Antiquity. 74(2):255-278.

Books and Book Sections

Thompson, V.D. and Moore, C.R. 2015. The sociality of surplus among Late Archaic hunter-gatherers of coastal Georgia. Pages 304 in: Morehart, C.T. and De Lucia, K. (editors). Surplus: The Politics of Production and the Strategies of Everyday Life. University Press of Colorado.

DePratter, C. and Thompson, V.D. 2013. Past Shorelines of the Georgia Coast. Pages 145 in: Life Among the Tides: Recent Archaeology on the Georgia Bight. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Thompson, V.D. 2013. Whispers on the Landscape. In: Thompson, V.D. (editor). The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies. University Press of Florida.

Thompson, V.D. and Thomas, D.H. 2013. Coastal Landscapes and their Relationship to Human Settlement on the Georgia Coast. Life Among the Tides - Recent Archaeology on the Georgia Bight. American Museum of Natural History—Scientific Publications, New York, NY. 494 pages.

Thompson, V.D. and Waggoner, J.C. 2013. The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies. University of Press of Florida. 240 pages.

Thompson, V.D., Turck, J.A. and DePratter, C. 2013. Cumulative Actions and the Historical Ecology of Islands along the Georgia Coast. Pages 79-95 in: Thompson, V.D. (editor). The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Thompson, V.D., Turck, J.A., Thompson, A.R. and DePratter, C. 2013. Entangling Events: The Guale Landscape and the Spanish Missions. Pages 423-437 in: Thompson, V.D. and Thomas, D.H. (editors). Life among the Tides: Recent Archaeology of the Georgia Bight. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Pennings, S.C., Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Booth, M.G., Burd, A.B., Cai, W.-J., Craft, C.B., DePratter, C., Di Iorio, D., Hollibaugh, J.T., Hopkinson, C.S., Joye, S.B., Meile, C., Moore, W.S., Silliman, B.R., Thompson, V.D. and Wares, J.P. 2012. South Atlantic Tidal Wetlands. Pages 45-61 in: Batzer, D.P. and Baldwin, A. (editors). Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Thompson, V.D. 2010. The Rhythms of Space-Time and the Making of Monuments and Places during the Archaic. Pages 217-227 in: Thomas, D.H. and Sanger, M. (editors). Trend, Tradition, and Turmoil: What Happened to the Southeastern Archaic? Anthropological Papers Number 93 of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Golsch, M., Ritchison, B.T., Colvin, M.H., Tucker, B. and Thompson, V.D. 2014. Poster: Utilizing Complementary Techniques to Understand Formation Processes at the Ossabaw Island Shell Ring (9CH203). Southeastern Archaeological Conference, 2014, Greenville, SC.

Roberts Thompson, A.D., Tucker, B., Bedell, J., Tucker, M.T., Golsch, M., Ritchison, B.T., Colvin, M.H., Napora, K., Black, R., Bouzigard, A. and Thompson, V.D. 2014. Poster: Articulating Management and Research on Ossabaw Island, Georgia. Southeastern Archaeological Conference, 2014, Greenville, SC.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2013. Presentation: Sea Level Fluctuations, Landscape Evolution, and the Late Archaic Population of the Georgia Coast. 70th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Tampa, FL.

Turck, J.A., Thompson, V.D. and Cherkinsky, A. 2012. Presentation: Considering Context and Sample Selection along the Georgia Coast: Implications for Radiocarbon Dating Methods in Archaeological Settings. 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology Conference, Memphis, TN.

Thompson, V.D. 2011. Presentation: Colliding Worlds: Anthropology, Ecosystem Science, and Community. the Anthroplus Conference. Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park.

Thompson, V.D. and Andrus, C.F. 2011. Presentation: Assessing Habitats of Mollusk Collection and Models of Late Archaic Settlement along the Atlantic Coast, USA using Oxygen Isotope Sclerochronology. Society for Ethnobiology.

Thompson, V.D., Turck, J.A. and DePratter, C. 2011. Presentation: Entangling Events: The Guale Landscape and the Spanish Missions. New Perspectives on the Native American Archaeology of the Georgia Bight, the American Museum of Natural History Caldwell VI Conference. St. Catherine’s Island, Georgia.

Thompson, V.D., Turck, J.A. and DePratter, C. 2009. Presentation: The Historical Ecology of Islands Large and Small along the Georgia Coast. The Historical Ecology of Hunter-Gatherers, Apr 24-26, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2009. Poster: Natural and Human Impacts on Back-barrier Islands of Georgia, and their Implication for Long Term Ecological Research. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - Long Term Ecological Research Mid-term Review, Sapelo Island, GA.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2009. Poster: Natural and Human Impacts on Back-barrier Islands of Georgia. LTER All Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, CO.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2009. Poster: Natural and Human Impacts on Back-Barrier Islands. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Meeting, Athens, Georgia.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2008. Presentation: Geo-archaeological Analysis of Two Back-Barrier Islands on the Coast of Georgia, U.S.A. Environmental Archaeology in the Georgia Bight. 65th Southeastern Archaeology Conference, November 12-15, 2008, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Reports

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2013. An Archaeological Survey of Pumpkin Hammock (9MC350), McIntosh County, Georgia. In: . Report on file, Georgia Archaeological Site File, Athens.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2012. An Archaeological Survey of Little Sapelo Island (Little Sapelo S- 9MC353 and N- 9MC352), McIntosh County, Georgia. In: . Report on file, Georgia Archaeological Site File, Athens.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2011. An Archaeological Survey of Mary Hammock (9MC351), McIntosh County, Georgia. In: Georgia Archaeological Site File. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2011. An Archaeological Survey of Patterson Island (9MC493), McIntosh County, Georgia. In: . Report on file, Georgia Archaeological Site File, Athens.

Thompson, V.D. 2010. Archaeological Excavations on Pumpkin Hammock (9MC350), McIntosh County, Georgia. In: . The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division, Atlanta, Georgia.

Turck, J.A. and Thompson, V.D. 2010. An Archaeological Survey of Patterson Island (9MC493), McIntosh County, Georgia. In: Georgia DNR Project Reports. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division, Atlanta, Georgia.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.