Scott Ortman’s research focuses on:
- Integrative approaches to the long-term histories of American Indian peoples
- Expanding the role of archaeology in the social sciences, and the social sciences in archaeology
Ortman’s research incorporates methods, theories and data from many fields, including archaeology, linguistics, human biology, cultural anthropology, complex systems and psychology to understand the processes of ethnogenesis, social transformation and economic development. His previous work has involved analyses of settlement pattern and artifact assemblage data, bio-archaeological and historical-linguistic data, and functional and stylistic analyses of ceramic and lithic artifacts.
His U. Colorado faculty page includes links to his many project webpages. Find it here.