Carol Macaulay-Jameson, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Anthropology

M.A., Anthropology, Texas A&M, 1998
B.S., Secondary Education, History and Geography, 1975

Major Area of Research
Archaeology and history of Texas and New Mexico, GIS applications in archaeological and historical research

Current Courses
  ANT 1305 Introduction to Anthropology
  ANT 2302 Emergence of World Civilizations
  ANT 2307 Introduction to Archaeology
  ANT 2401 Methods of Archaeology
  ANT 3307 Historical Archaeology
  ANT 3399 Archaeology of Texas
ANT 4V16 Archaeological Research

As a senior lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, my focus is on teaching and mentoring undergradute students. I see myself as a teacher first and it is my responsibility to prepare students for graduate school or professional employment. I am also an archaeologist with thirty years of experience which has influenced and shaped my teaching methodology. My classes are designed to provide students with the total experience of archaeology, from hands-on training to the application of anthropological theory to archaeological datasets. I am involved in many archaeological and historical projects in Texas and New Mexico; in which I have involved many of my students. Students enrolled in my archaeology courses have conducted archival research using primary documents, surveyed and excavated sites in central Texas and have analyzed artifacts from these sites. Students have contributed to research conducted at Salado College, the Cleng Peerson (Father of Norwegian Immigration) Farmstead, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and numerous prehistoric and historic sites in McLennan, Hamilton, Parker, and Bosque Counties. We do “real” archaeology and these experiences enhance students’ resumes and graduate school applications. Over the past ten years, I have led the Baylor University Archaeological Field School. Since 2011, my students and I have been working in a large rockshelter near Gatesville. The field school provides students with instruction in excavation and laboratory methods, the use of survey equipment and the application of GIS to archaeological data management and analysis. This year, we will be incorporating Structure from Motion software to map the site. My students conduct research on some aspect of the field school investigation and I encourage them to present their research at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Archeological Society. Each year, since 2006, Baylor students have attended these meetings and have presented either papers or posters. To date, a total of sixty-five students have presented. These papers and posters have also been presented during URSA Week, since its inception in 2008. Students learn that archaeology is not just digging in the dirt, but involves many hours of processing artifacts and analyzing data, conducting additional research and sharing their knowledge with the public.

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