Timothy E. Baumann, Ph.D., R.P.A.
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- Curator of Collections, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
- Research Member, Center for Archaeology in the Public Interest, Indiana University
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Tennessee, 2001
- M.S., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995
- Graduate Certificate, Public History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1995
- Graduate Certificate, Museum Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994
- B.A., Anthropology, University of Missouri, 1991
My broad research interests are in historical and prehistoric cultures of the Southeastern and Midwestern U.S. with a special focus on African American heritage, Mississippian cultures, culture contact, historic preservation, heritage tourism, public archaeology, cultural identity, museum studies, and K-12 education. Since 1996, the majority of my research has been conducted in and near Arrow Rock, Missouri, a National Landmark site since 1963. My research in Arrow Rock has highlighted African American life and culture from slavery to freedom. Excavations have included work on enslaved African American homes at two plantations, as well as on a post-Civil War African American community in Arrow Rock. The latter consisted of research on multiple households, a schoolhouse, a church, a Masonic lodge, and a speakeasy. These investigations have been conducted in collaboration with the Arrow Rock State Historic Site and the Friends of Arrow Rock, Inc. My research in Arrow Rock has also included a study of industrialization and stoneware production at the Caldwell Pottery site, and a project to understand trade relations between the Osage and the American government at the site of Sibley’s Fort, an American trading house during the War of 1812.
Outside of Arrow Rock, I have also directed academic research projects at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, Illinois to investigate Mound 34 and the palisade that surrounded this World Heritage site, on the Du Sable Grave Project in St. Charles, Missouri to locate and study the physical remains of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, the founder of Chicago, at Greenwood Cemetery to document the oldest and largest non-sectarian African American cemetery in St. Louis, and in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood as part of a U.S. Housing and Urban Development project to revitalize the community. The latter was a three-year public archaeology project that utilized archival data, oral histories, and archaeological research to develop a community museum, a heritage trail, and educational programming for local K-12 schools. Working with private CRM firms, I have served as a crew member, artifact analyst, project director, and consultant on various projects including an intensive shoreline survey on Kentucky Lake in west Tennessee for the Tennessee Valley Authority, a 5,200 acre cultural resource survey on Fort Leonard Wood military base in Missouri, and the St. Ferdinand Project in Florissant, Missouri to locate and uncover a French colonial church and presbytery as part of the local Lewis & Clark bicentennial celebration.
My current research as Curator at Indiana University’s Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology (GBL) is on the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, the King of Ragtime's St. Louis residence from 1901 to 1903, Fort Ouiatenon (1717-1791), a French military post in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, a palisaded Mississippian town with 11 earthen mounds near Evansville, Indiana.
My administrative/service record has included both professional and community work. Professionally, I have served in a number of roles. In Missouri, I have worked with the Missouri Archaeological Society (MAS), the Missouri Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (MACHP), and the Missouri Association of Professional Archaeologists (MAPA). With the MAS, I have served as a Vice President (2003-2004), on the Board of Trustees (2002 - present), and as coordinator of Missouri Archaeology Month (1999 – 2008). With the latter, I have designed an archaeologically themed poster and organized approximately 60 public events each year celebrating Missouri’s archaeological heritage. The MACHP is a Missouri Governor appointed council that works with the Missouri State Historic Preservation Office primarily to review National Register nominations. I served on this council between 1999 and 2004 and was the vice-chair in 2002 and chair in 2003 and 2004. MAPA was organized in the late 1970s to foster a greater communication among Missouri’s archaeology community and to help preserve the state’s archaeological resources. I joined the board of MAPA in 2001 and became its president in 2002.
Nationally, my professional service has been with the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), the Midwest Archaeological Conference (MAC), and the Southeastern Archaeological Conference (SEAC). For the SAA, I am currently serving as a member of the Museum, Collections, and Curation committee. With the SHA, I was on the 2004 conference committee in St. Louis as the terrestrial program chair and on the local arrangements subcommittee, and I am currently on the SHA Elections and Nominations committee. For MAC and SEAC, I co-organized and was the program chair for the 2004 joint meeting in St. Louis, and in 2010, I again served as co-organizer and program chair of the MAC annual meeting in Bloomington, Indiana. With MAC, I also served as the Treasurer from 2006 to 2008.
- 75th Anniversary Achievement Award, Missouri Archaeological Society, March 20, 2010
- Hamilton Distinguished Service Award, Missouri Archaeological Society, April 4, 2009
- President’s Award, Mound City Archaeological Society in St. Louis, Missouri, December 12, 2006
- John L. Cotter Historical Archaeology Award, Society for Historical Archaeology, January 13, 2006
- "Emerging Scholar” award, Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), November 30, 2005
- Robert T. Bray Award, Missouri Association of Professional Archaeologists, April 30, 2005
- Charles R. Jenkins Award, Lambda Alpha, National Collegiate Honor Society for Anthropology, 2002
- Missouri Preservation Award in Archaeology, Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation, February 27, 2002
2011 The Legacy of Lilly, Black, and the WPA at Angel Mounds near Evansville, Indiana. The SAA Archaeological Record 11(5):34-38. (with G. W. Monaghan, C. Peebles, C. Marshall, A. Krus, and J. Marshall)
2011 Interpreting Uncomfortable History at the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri. The Public Historian 33(2):37-66. (with A. Hurley, V. Altizer, and V. Love)
2011 An Historical Perspective of Civic Engagement and Interpreting Cultural Diversity in Arrow Rock, Missouri. Historical Archaeology 45(1):114-134.
2010 Beads. In The World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of Material Slave Life in the United States, edited by Martha Katz-Hyman and Kym Rice, pp. 51-54. Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara, California.
2010 Bottle Trees. In The World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of Material Slave Life in the United States, edited by Martha Katz-Hyman and Kym Rice, pp. 76-77. Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara, California.
2010 Faunal Remains. In The World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of Material Slave Life in the United States, edited by Martha Katz-Hyman and Kym Rice, pp. 205-210. Greenwood/ABC-CLIO, Inc., Santa Barbara, California.
2010 Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Essays in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Report of Investigation No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Occasional Paper No. 22, Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (co- editor with M. Groover)
2009 Colleague, Mentor, and Friend: Essays in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2):2-12. (with M. Groover)
2009 Sifting through the Backdirt: An Interview with Charles H. Faulkner. Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2):13-24. (with C. H. Faulkner)
2009 The Web of Cultural Identity: A Case Study of African-American Identity and “Soul Food.” Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2):66-93.
2009 Evidence Unearthed: Digging into Scott Joplin's St. Louis. Gateway Heritage 29:38-49.
2008 Economic Stability and Social Identity: Historic Preservation in Old North St. Louis. Historical Archaeology 42(1):70-87. (with A. Hurley and L. Allen)
2007 African American Ethnicity. In Reading Archaeology: An Introduction, edited by Robert J. Muckle, pp. 254-260. Broadview Press, Calgary, Alberta.
2005 The History of Historical Archaeology in Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66:1-18. (with J. Wettstaed)
2005 Historical Archaeology in Arrow Rock, Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66:19-39.
2005 The Du Sable Grave Project in St. Charles, Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66:59-76.
2004 Defining Ethnicity. The SAA Archaeological Record 4(4):12-14.
2004 African American Ethnicity. The SAA Archaeological Record 4(4):16-20.
2002 Archaeology in the Classroom: Archaeological Field School for Teachers. Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity, University of Missouri, St. Louis. (with P. Ashmore, P., S. Bailey, and S. McGowin)
2001 The Science of Digging Up Our Past: An Archaeological Field School for Teachers. Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity, College of Arts and Science, College of Education, University of Missouri, St. Louis. (with P. Ashmore, R. Machiran, and S. Vaihinpaa)
2000 African-American Archaeology: A Missouri Perspective. The Missouri Archaeologist 59:39-98.
1999 Just Below the Ground Surface: Archaeology and St. Louis’s African-American Heritage. Gateway Heritage 20(1):26-37.
1998 Landscape History of the Ramsey House in Knoxville, Tennessee. OhioValley Historical Archaeology 13:43-49. (with P. Avery)
1996 Questioning Popular History: Knoxville's Perez Dickinson, Abolitionist or Slaveowner? Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology 11:6-18.
1996 “They Worked Their Own Remedy”: African-American Herbal Medicine and the Archaeological Record. South Carolina Antiquities 28(1&2):21-32. (with M. Groover)
Association of Indiana Museums
Council for Northeastern Historical Archaeology
Illinois Archaeological Survey
Indiana Archaeology Council
Midwest Archaeological Conference
Missouri Archaeological Society
Missouri Association of Professional Archaeologists
Mound City Archaeological Society
Registry of Professional Archaeologists
Society for American Archaeology
Southeastern Archaeological Conference
Society for Historical Archeology
Society for Industrial Archaeology
State Historical Society of Missouri