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Paul Patton

Paul Patton

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Food Studies, Director of OHIO Archaeological Field School

Sociology & Anthropology
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Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2013

Research & Specialization

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeobotany
  • Paleoethnobotany
  • Prehistoric Food Systems
  • Ethnobotany
  • Emergence of Food Production
  • Eastern North America Prehistory

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 1010: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 3590: Before the Sickle and Plow: Archaeology of Foraging Societies
  • ANTH 3600: Origins of Food Production
  • ANTH 4520: Anthropological Archaeology Theory
  • ANTH 4911: Field School in Ohio Archaeology
  • ANTH 4943: Seminar in Archaeological Anthropology: Archaeological Lab Methods
  • ANTH 4950: Independent Study, Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
  • CAS 1400: Food Matters!

Selected Publications

Patton Paul E. and Sabrina Curran. 2016. Archaic Period Domesticated Plants in the Mid-Ohio Valley: Archaeobotanical Remains from the County Home Site (33AT40), Southeastern Ohio. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology DOI: 10.1080/01461109.2016.1153180

Elliot Abrams and Paul Patton. 2015. “The Ecology of Indigenous Domestic Architecture in the Hocking River Valley, Ohio,” in Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley – Great Lakes, edited by B. Redmond and R. Genheimer, pp. 63-84, University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Paul E. Patton, Elliot M. Abrams, and AnnCorinne Freter. 2009. "A Geochemical Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics in the Hocking Valley, Southeastern Ohio." Pennsylvania Archaeologist 79: 54-74.

Peoples, Nicole, Elliot M. Abrams, AnnCorinne Freter, Brad Jokisch, and Paul Patton. 2008. "The Taber Well Site (33HO611): A Middle Woodland Habitation and Surplus Lithic Production Site in the Hocking Valley, Southeastern Ohio."  Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 33: 107–128.

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