Associate Professor of Anthropology
Director, Southern Oregon University Laboratory
PhD, University of Oregon, 2000
Office: Taylor 230
Areas of Interest:
Ethnohistory and prehistory of the West Coast and Northeast of North America
Persistence and innovation of cultural identity in colonial contexts
Cultural ecology of maritime hunter gatherers
Ethnohistory, archival/oral history research
Spatial analysis of archaeological data, zooarchaeology, geoarchaeology
Cultural resource management
European archaeology (particularly Norse)
Society for American Archaeology
American Anthropological Association
Association of Oregon Archaeologists
Recent or Forthcoming Publications:
n.d. Christian Ghouls or Sanctified Pagans? Saga History and the Archaeology of Hr brú, Iceland. In Review, American Antiquity
2007 Social Identity and Culture Change on the Southern Northwest Coast. American Anthropologist 108(3). In Press.
2007 Chert Workshop Sites in Southwest Oregon: The View from the Coquille Point and Midnight Dig Sites. In, Occasional Papers of the Association of Oregon Archaeologists Volume 8. Edited by Guy L. Tasa and Brian L. O’Neill. In Press.
2004 Household, Landscape, and Persistent Places: The Pacific Coast Athapaskans. In Ancient and Historic Lifeways in North America’s Rocky Mountains: Proceedings of the 2003 Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference, Estes Park, Colorado. Pp. 65-80. Edited by Robert H. Brundswig and William B. Butler. Department of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado, Greely.
2002 The Cultural Geography of the Coos and Coquille. In Changing Landscapes, Proceedings of the 5th and 6th Annual Coquille Culture Conference. Pp. 25-46. Edited by Don Ivy and Scott Byram. Coquille Indian Tribe, North Bend.
Tveskov, Mark A. and Jon M. Erlandson
2007 Vikings, Vixens, and Valhalla: Hollywood Depictions of the Norse. In Box Office Archaeology: Refining Hollywood’s Portrayals of the Past, edited by Julie M. Schablitsky. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek. In Press (scheduled release: April 2007).
2003 The Haynes Inlet Weirs: Estuarine Fishing and Archaeological Site Visibility on the Southern Oregon Coast. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:1023-1035.
Byock, Jesse, Phillip Walker, Jon Erlandson, Per Holck, Davide Zore, Magnús Guđmundsson, and Mark Tveskov
2005 A Viking Age Valley in Iceland: The Mosfell Archaeology Project. Medieval Archaeology: Journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology X49: 195-218
2007 Symposium Organizer and Chair: “The Finest Place in North America: The Archaeology of Forts of the Oregon Territory.” Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, Williamsburg VA.
2007 They are Killing Indians in the Valley: The Archaeology of Fort Lane, Oregon. Paper presented at the Symposium: “The Finest Place in North America: The Archaeology of Forts of the Oregon Territory.” Society for Historical Archaeology Conference, Williamsburg VA.
2006 The Fort Lane Archaeology Project. Invited banquet speech at the 7th Annual Oregon Heritage Conference, Coos Bay, Oregon. Sponsored by the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Coquille Indian Tribe.2006 Identity and Culture Change on the Southern Northwest Coast. Paper presented at the symposium Northwest Native Cultural Persistence and Change in the Post-Contact Period: Insights from Archaeological and material Culture Studies at the 59th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference, Seattle.
Current Research Projects:
The Bandon Marsh Archaeology Project.
Shell Midden archaeology in collaboration with the Coquille Indian Tribe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Fort Lane Archaeology Project
Public Archaeology at a 19th Century Army fort from the Rogue River Indian Wars.
Archaeological survey and collections work with Medford District, Bureau of Land Management.