Tekla Schmaus

  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Tekla Schmaus received her PhD from Indiana University in 2015. She is an archaeologist working in Central Eurasia whose research focuses on human-environment interactions, prehistoric economy and diet, and changing political structures in the Bronze and Iron Ages. Her work on human-animal mobility patterns includes methods from zooarchaeology and dental anthropology. In addition, she has extensive fieldwork experience in Kazakhstan, and has directed excavation in Kyrgyzstan.

Publications

In press. Schmaus, T.M., P.N. Doumani Dupuy, and M.D. Frachetti. Variability in Seasonal Mobility Patterns in Bronze and Iron Age Kazakhstan through Cementum Analysis. Forthcoming from Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.04.018

In press. Spengler, R.N., III; A.V. Miller; T.M. Schmaus; G. Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute; B.Miller; S. Wilkin; W.Taylor; Y. Li; A. Haruda; P. Roberts; N. Boivin. An Imagined Past? Nomadic Narratives in Central Eurasian Archaeology. Forthcoming from Current Anthropology.

2019. Schmaus, T.M. Faunal Remains and Prehistoric Society at Tasbas, Kazakhstan. Истроия и археология Семиречья, Выпуск 6:66-82. [History and Archaeology of Semirech’ye, Volume 6:66-82.]

2018. Schmaus, T.M., C. Chang, and P.A. Tourtellotte A Model for Pastoral Mobility in Iron Age Kazakhstan. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 17:137-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.10.029

2015. Doumani, P.N., M.D. Frachetti, R. Beardmore, T.M. Schmaus, R.N. Spengler, and A.N. Mar’yashev.

Burial ritual, agriculture, and craft production among Bronze Age pastoralists at Tasbas (Kazakhstan). Archaeological Research in Asia. 1-2:17-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2015.01.001

Courses

Prehistoric Foundations of European Civilization

Mortuary Archaeology

Zooarchaeology

Environmental Archaeology