Larry J. Zimmerman

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Research Interests:

North American and Great Plains archaeology, American Indians, contemporary American Indian issues, indigenous issues, settlement patterns, computer applications, public education in archaeology, pseudoscience and the past, interaction between indigenous people and archaeologists, general anthropology.  Except for a few articles that pertain to subjects in the sites below, none of these web sites is listed on my vita.

Recent Reports in Electronic Format

Cultural Affiliation of Effigy Mounds

This recently completed report for National Park Service is available in both print and electronic (CD-ROM) format.

Web Sites Reflecting These Interests

Indigenous Peoples in an Interconnected World

The ability of indigenous peoples to connect with each other has always astounded me. I became extremely interested in uses of new technologies by indigenous people, which in proportion to the general population has grown  more rapidly than other groups. I agreed to serve as a co-convener of the 1997 Fulbright Symposium, Indigenous People in an Interconnected World, with Claire Smith and Graeme Ward, in Darwin, Australia. This link is the web site for the conference, which featured live netcast of the plenary session.

Repatriation and Reburial Issues

This web site has won several web awards, though it is now a bit dated. It was recently cited by as a major source of information accompanying one of their stories.

Fantastic Archaeology

Fantastic Archaeology reflects my interests in how people use pseudoscience in their processing of the past. This site has been featured on the Discovery Channel's 1995 Secrets of the Internet (episode 2)  and in Archaeology Magazine article Multimedia: Web Links to the Past (Volume 53 Number 5, September/October 2000).

Oneota Archaeology

This web site was funded in part by a repatriation grant from the National Park Service in support of NAGPRA inventory of the Charles Keyes Collection in the State Historical Society of Iowa. As part of the grant, I organized the 1997 Oneota Conference. As well, the site contains an The Oneota Bibliographic Project, an  annotated bibliography of more than 600 items regarding Oneota, keyed to Oneota sites.

Paleopathology on the Great Plains (With John B. Gregg)

Paleopathology became an ancillary interest with work on the Crow Creek Massacre. Since that time I've worked with John Gregg to build a substantial web site on ancient disease on the northern Great Plains. As you will see, the credits list the contributions of many others.

Public Education in Archaeology

Middle School Archaeology was a public education project for Vermillion, SD, Middle School 6th graders carried out from 1988-1996. In the project, the USD Archaeology Laboratory staff and University of South Dakota Anthropology students worked with 6th grade teachers, taking over the classrooms for a full week, using all sorts of hands on projects for the children in everything from their industrial arts to math and music classes. The project was reported in 1994 The "Listening to the Teachers: Warnings about the Use of the Archaeological Agenda In the Classroom." With S. Dasovich, M. Engstrom and L. Bradley. In P. Stone and B. Molyneaux, Eds. The Presented Past: Archaeology, Museums and Public Education. London: Routledge. pp.359-374.

People and Environmental Change on the Northern Great Plains was prepared under a grant for the US Environmental Protection Agency. The site is geared to junior high and early high school with twenty lessons for teachers to use in classrooms or modify as they find useful.

South Dakota Archaeology

Developed while in residence at the University of South Dakota, this site includes an annotated bibliography of South Dakota archaeology with more than 400 items, and links to web sites for several of the state's archaeological sites, including the Crow Creek Massacre.

Crossing Borders

The Historical Memory in Cross-Cultural Perspective seminar below was a Crossing Borders course. I designed the Crossing Borders web site. A live link lets you connect to the whole International Programs web site where the site resides.

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