Dr. F. Scott Worman


Sociology and Anthropology
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Sociology and Anthropology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD with Distinction, Anthropology, 2012, University of New Mexico
  • Dissertation: Tribes, States, and Landscapes: the ecological impacts of changing land use during the Islamic Period in Southern Portugal (Advisor: James L. Boone)
  • MS with Distinction, Anthropology with Geology Focus, 2002, University of New Mexico
  • BA with Honors, History with English Minor, 1993, Macalester College


  • ANT 125 Exploring Our Human Ancestry
  • ANT 240 Into to Archaeology
  • ANT 351 Field Archaeology
  • ANT 355 Environmental Archaeology
  • ANT 360 North American Archaeology
  • ANT 397 Archaeology of Complex Societies
  • ANT 399 Peoples and Cultures of the U.S. Southwest
  • ANT 555/655 Archaeological Theory Seminar
  • ANT 751 Graduate Field Archaeology

Research and professional interests

  • Environmental archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Archeological method and theory
  • Cultural resource management
  • Public archaeology
  • Islamic Iberia
  • US Southwest
  • Jamaica

Awards and honors

  • Presented dissertation: "People, a Plague on the Planet? Exploring the causes of ecological degradation in Islamic Portugal," Ruth Kennedy Memorial Lecture, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, 2009
  • Winner of the Julian D. Hayden Student Paper Competition, Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, 2009
  • Best in Session, UNM Anthropology Graduate Student Union Annual Research Symposium, 2009

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