Archeology Teaching & Research Faculty

Jamie Chad Brandon

Jamie Chad Brandon

Associate Archaeologist

Arkansas Archeological Survey

(ARAS)-Arkansas Archeological Survey

Phone: 479-575-6554

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Jamie Brandon is the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Research Station Archeologist for Northwest Arkansas and a Research Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  In this “dual” position Dr. Brandon works with graduate students and teaches anthropology courses for University of Arkansas’s Anthropology Department.  Additionally, he is responsible for public outreach and research using the archeological resources in his station territory–12 counties in Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas Ozarks.

The archaeology of the Arkansas Ozarks and greater southeastern United States.  Dr. Brandon's work in historical archaeology has focused on material culture and identity, race construction, representation and power relations in the American South.  His work in prehistoric archaeology is currently focused on Ozark bluff shelters, refining our understanding of the Archaic Period in the region, and landscape analysis.  Across the prehistoric/historical archaeology divide he is interested in collective cultural memory, historic preservation and critical archaeology.

ANTH 3023 - Approaches to the Archaeological Record

ANTH 3263 - Indians of Arkansas and the South

ANTH 4443/5443 - Cultural Resource Management

ANTH 4903/5903 - Historical Archaeology

ANTH 4813/5813 - Ethnographic Approaches

ANTH 5203 - Archaeological Method and Theory

ANTH 4256/5256 - Archaeological Field Session

 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Brandon, Jamie C.

2013  Reversing the Narrative of Hillbilly History: A Case Study Using Archaeology at Van Winkle’s Mill in the Arkansas Ozarks.  Historical Archaeology 47(3):36–51.


James M. Davidson and Jamie C. Brandon

2012  Descendant Community Partnering, the Politics of Time, and the Logistics of Reality: Tales from North American, African Diaspora Archaeology. In The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, edited Carol McDavid.  Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2009  A North America Perspective on Race and Class in Historical Archaeology.  In The International Handbook of Historical Archaeology, edited by Teresita Majewski and David Gaimster, pp.3-15.  Springer Press, New York.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2008  History and Archaeology at Van Winkle’s Mill: Recovering Lost Industrial and African-American Heritages in the Arkansas Ozarks.  Arkansas Historical Quarterly 65(4):429-449.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2008  Disparate Diasporas and Vindicationist Archaeologies: Some Comments on Excavating America’s Metaphor.  Historical Archaeology 42(3): 147-151.


Brandon, Jamie C. and James M. Davidson

2005  The Landscape of Van Winkle’s Mill: Identity, Myth and Modernity in the Ozark Upland South.  Historical Archaeology 39(3):113-131.


Hilliard, Jerry, Jamie C. Brandon and James M. Davidson

2005  The Peel Icehouse: Excavations of a Residential Ice Storage Facility in Bentonville, Arkansas.  Arkansas Archaeologist 43(1):1-27.


Barile, Kerri S. and Jamie C. Brandon (editors)

2004  Household Chores and Household Choices: Theorizing the Domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology. University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


Brandon, Jamie C.

2004  Segregating Households, Reconstructing Domesticity: The Intersection of Gender and Race in the Postbellum South.  In Household Chores and Household Choices: Theorizing the Domestic Sphere in Historical Archaeology, Kerri S. Barile, Jamie C. Brandon (eds.).  University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


Dr. Brandon served as the Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and is a past President of Preserve Arkansas.  He is the current Chair of the  Arkansas State Review Board for Historic Preservation.  Additionally, he has served on the boards of the Arkansas Historical Association. Brandon is an Associate Editor for Historical Archaeology (the journal for the Society for Historical Archaeology) and formerly served as the Associate Editor for historical archeology for The SAA Archeological Record (the newsletter for the Society for American Archaeology).