Phillip J. Carr, Ph.D.
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Phillip J. Carr, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Archaeological Method and Theory
  • Southeastern Native Americans
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Museums

 


Bio

Philip J. Carr is an archaeologist specializing in the prehistory of the Southeast United States. Since joining the USA faculty in 1999, he has engaged in the study of the rich cultural heritage of southwest Alabama. His research particularly involves understanding prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifeways and stone tool technologies. His recent research has included simulating the formation of prehistoric lithic assemblages, expanding an organization of technology approach, and an examination of the stone tool assemblage from 22LI504.

Dr. Carr received his B.A. degree from the University of Louisville in 1988 and M.A. (1991) and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of Tennessee in Anthropology. He enjoys teaching and working with students. He is the faculty advisor for the Anthropology Club and is currently working with several students on research projects.


Publications

Hadley, Alison and Philip J. Carr n.d. Archaic Chert Beads and Craft Specialization: Application of an Organization of Technology Model. In A Matter of Archaeology: Essays in Honor of Samuel O. Brookes, edited by Patricia Galloway and Evan Peacock. University of Mississippi Press. Bradbury, A. P. & Philip J. Carr 2014 Non-metric Continuum-Based Flake Analysis. Lithic Technology, 39:20-38.

Carr, Philip J., Andrew P. Bradbury, and Sarah E. Price (editors) 2012 Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast: Problems, Solutions, and Interpretations. The University of Alabama Press.

Carr, Philip J., Andrew P. Bradbury, and Sarah E. Price 2012 Lithic Studies in the Southeast: Retrospective and Future Potential. In Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast: Problems, Solutions, and Interpretations, edited by P. J. Carr, A. P. Bradbury, and S. E. Price, pp. 1-12. The University of Alabama Press.

Bradbury, Andrew P. and Philip J. Carr 2012 Examining the Role of Blade and Bipolar Technologies in the Organization of Early Archaic Lithic Technology. In
Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast: Problems, Solutions, and Interpretations, edited by P. J. Carr, A. P. Bradbury, and S. E. Price, pp. 79-95. The University of Alabama Press.

Carr, Philip J. and Andrew P. Bradbury 2011 Special Issue: Reduction Sequence, Chaîne Opératoire, and Other Methods: The Epistemologies of Different Approaches to Lithic Analysis. Learning From Lithics: A Perspective on the Foundation and Future of the Organization of Technology. PaleoAnthropology 2011:305-319.

Peacock, Evan, Philip J. Carr, Sarah E. Price, John R. Underwood, William L. Kingery, and Michael Lilly 2010 Confirmation of an Archaic Mound in Southwest Mississippi. Southeastern Archaeology 29(2):355-367.

Carr, Philip J. and Andrew P. Bradbury 2010 Flake Debris and Flintknapping Experimentation. In Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology, edited by J. R. Ferguson, pp. 71-92. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.

Bradbury, A. P. & P. J. Carr 2010 Early Archaic Raw Material Use Patterns in Tennessee. In Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Essays in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner, edited by Baumann, T. E. and M. D. Groover, pp. 29-52. Frank H. McClung Museum, Occasional Paper No. 22, Knoxville. (previously published in Tennessee Archaeology 2009)

Bradbury, Andrew P. and Philip J. Carr 2009 Hits and Misses When Throwing Stones at Mass Analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:2788-2796

Bradbury, Andrew P. and Philip J. Carr 2009 Early Archaic Raw Material Use Patterns in Tennessee. Tennessee Archaeology 4:94-116.

Bradbury, Andrew P., Philip J. Carr, and D. Randall Cooper 2008 Raw Material and Retouched Flakes. In Lithic Technology: Measures of Production, Use, and Curation, edited by W. Andrefsky, pp. 233-256.

Cambridge University Press. Carr, Philip J. 2008 Through the Lens of the Lithic Analyst: The Organization of Mississippi Delta Chipped-Stone Technologies. In Time's River: Archaeological Syntheses in the Yazoo Basin and Lower Mississippi River Valley, edited by Janet Rafferty and Evan Peacock, pp.201-222. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
Lee, James D., Philip J. Carr, and Tiffanie Bruch 2007 Digging Out of Trouble: Public Archaeology as Rehabilitation for Juvenile Delinquents.
Applied Social Science Volume 1, No. 2:29-61.

Bradbury, Andrew P. and Philip J. Carr 2004 Combining Aggregate and Individual Methods of Flake Debris Analysis: Aggregate Trend Analysis. North American Archaeologist 25(1):65-90.

Carr, Philip J. and Andrew P. Bradbury 2004 Exploring Mass Analysis, Screens, and Attributes. In Aggregate Analyses in Lithic Studies, edited by C. Hall and M.L. Larson, pp. 21-44. University of Utah Press. Gibson, Jon L. and Philip J. Carr (editors) 2004 Signs of Power: The Rise of Cultural Complexity in the Southeast. The University of Alabama Press.

Gibson, Jon L. and Philip J. Carr 2004 Big Mounds, Big Rings, Big Power. In Big Mounds, Big Power: The Rise of Cultural Complexity in the Southeast, edited by J.L. Gibson and P.J. Carr, pp. 1-9. The University of Alabama Press.

Carr, Philip J. and Lee H. Stewart 2004 Poverty Point Chipped-Stone Raw Materials: Inferring Social and Economic Strategies. In Big Mounds, Big Power: The Rise of Cultural Complexity in the Southeast. edited by J.L. Gibson and P.J. Carr, pp.129-145. The University of Alabama Press. Bradbury, Andrew P. and Philip J. Carr 2003

A Method for Quantifying Size and Shape Dimensions of Hafted Bifaces. In Lithic Analysis at the Millennium, edited by N. Maloney and M. Shott., pp. 173-188, Archetype Press, London.

Koldehoff, Brad T. and Philip J. Carr 2001 Chipped Stone Technology: Patterns of Procurement, Production, and Consumption. In Excavations at Wickliffe Mounds, edited by Kit W. Wesler, pp. CD-ROM. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.


Courses

  • AN 101 Intro to Anthropology                                     
  • AN 190 Sp. Topic Native Peoples of AL       
  • AN 253 Intro to Archaeology                       
  • AN 352 North American Archaeology                                   
  • AN 490 Sp. Topic Anthro Research        
  • AN 210 Physical Anthropology
  •  AN 101 Intro to Arch/Phys Anthropology AN 110 Human Origins                 
  • AN 290 Science, Pseudoscience, & Society AN 305 Archaeological Method & Theory   
  • AN 442 Cultural Resource Management AN 453 Rise of Civilization               
  • CAS 100 First Year Experience CAS 190 Sp. Topics – Service Learning      
  • AN 130 Cultural Anthropology
  • AN 340 Native American Cultures
  • AN 439/539 Lithic Analysis
  • MUM 201 Intro to Museum Studies