Robert A. Cook
OSU - Newark
Office: Founders 2010
Research and Professional Interests
family and political structures in early farming communities
inter-regional interaction and the evolution of social complexity
settlement and landscape archaeology
Fort Ancient, Mississippians
Ohio Valley prehistory
Courses Taught at The Ohio State University
World Prehistory (ANT 201)
Peoples and Cultures (ANT 202)
Fundamentals of Archaeology (ANT 401)
Prehistoric Indians of Eastern North America (planning for 2009)
Strategy of Archaeological Field Research (ANT 602.01)
Archaeological Laboratory Methods (ANT 602.02)
Summer Field School in Archaeology (ANT 685)
Public Archaeology (HUM 294)
Cook, R. A. (in press) Family and Social Structure in Mississippian Cultures. Encyclopedia of World History. ABC-CLIO.
Cook, R. A. (in press) Mississippian Dimensions of a Fort Ancient Mortuary Program: The Development of Authority and Spatial Grammar at SunWatch Village. In Mississippian Mortuary Practices, edited by Lynne Sullivan and Robert Mainfort. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.
Cook, R. A., and L. F. Fargher (2008) The Incorporation of Mississippian Traditions into Fort Ancient Societies: A Preliminary View of the Shift to Shell-Tempered Pottery Use in the Middle Ohio Valley. Southeastern Archaeology.
Cook, R. A. (2008) SunWatch: Fort Ancient Development in the Mississippian World. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.
Cook, R. A. (2007) Single Component Sites with Long Sequences of Radiocarbon Dates: The SunWatch Site and Middle Fort Ancient Village Growth. American Antiquity 72:439-460.
Cook, R. A., and L. Fargher (2007) Fort Ancient-Mississippian Interaction and Shell-Tempered Pottery at the SunWatch Site. Journal of Field Archaeology 32:1-12.
Cook, R. A., and J. Door (2006) SunWatch: An Interactive Exploration. CD-ROM produced by the Dayton Society of Natural History, Dayton, Ohio.
Cook, R. A. (2005) Reconstructing Perishable Architecture: Prospects and Limitations of a Fort Ancient Example. North American Archaeologist 26:357-388.