Dr. Scott Hammerstedt

Contact Information

431 Social Sciences & Humanities
Stillwater, OK 74078-4062
(405) 325-7207
  (405) 744-5780

Curriculum Vitae


Spring 2021 Office Hours

Under direction of the 'Cowboy Coming Back' plan, all office hours for Spring 2021 will be held online.
For more information, please contact Dr. Hammerstedt through email.

Spring 2021 Class Schedule

ANTH 4123 - Archaeology of North America: Online


  • BA in Anthropology/History, Pennsylvania State University
  • MA in Anthropology, University of Alabama
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

  • Archaeological Geophysics
  • Monumental Architecture
  • Ceramic Analysis
  • Settlement Patterns


I am a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and a senior researcher at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey.  My research focuses on the archaeology of what is now the southeastern and midwestern United States, particularly on late precontact (ca. AD 1000-1500) Mississippian and ancestral Caddo people.  Current field projects are centered around Spiro Mounds and related sites in eastern Oklahoma, although I also have a project at Monte Alb├ín, Oaxaca, Mexico.  I have published numerous articles and book chapters and recently co-authored The Ritual Landscape of the Late Precontact Eastern Oklahoma:  Archaeology from the WPA Era Until Today (2019; University of Alabama Press).