Department of Anthropology

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Ernest "Skip" Lohse, Ph.D.

Professor

Appointments

Academic

(1998-Current) Professor, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University

Administrative

(2006-2009) Chair, Department of Anthropology
(1989-2009) Director of Earl R. Swanson Archaeological Repository
(1989-2009) Curator of Anthropology and Head, Anthropology Division, Idaho Museum of Natural History
(2003-Current) Associate Director, Informatics Research Center , Idaho State University
(2004-2006) Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University
(2004-2006) Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University

Professional Positions

(1998-2002) Interim Director, Idaho Museum of Natural History
(1994-1998) Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University
(1989-2009) Curator of Anthropology and Division Head, Idaho Museum of Natural History
(1989-1994) Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Idaho State University


Field Research

2006 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Cougar Bar-Hells Canyon, Bancroft Springs, Snake River Rockshetlers, City of Rocks Excavations. Partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation, Idaho, National Park Service, and the Idaho Historical Society, SHPO. June-August.

2005 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Chesterfield Town Site, INL site testing, City of Rocks Excavations, ID. Co-Directors, H. Maschner, C. Marler, R. Holmer and J. Woods. June-July.

1998 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Willow Creek, ID. June.

1997 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Birch Creek Valley and Caribou Mountain, ID. June-July.

1996 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Craters of the Moon, ID. July-August. D. Sammons, Co-director.

1995 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, City of Rocks National Monument, ID, Rock Springs site, ID, Caldron Linn, ID, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, ID. July-August.

1994 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School , Little Malad Spring site near Malad, ID , the Sullivan sites near Dubois, ID , Beck Canyon site near Craters of the Moon, ID, and the Caribou City mining district near Soda Springs, ID. May-June.

1993 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Indian Rocks State Park, McCammon, ID, and Dugout Spring, Spencer, ID. June-July.

1992 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Indian Rocks State Park, McCammon, ID, and Bruneau River, Bruneau, ID. June-July.

1991 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School for U.S. West, Boise, Snake River, Kuna, ID. September.

1991 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Bruneau River, Bruneau, ID. May.

1990 Director, Idaho State University Archaeological Field School, Birch Creek Valley, ID, June-July.

1989 Director, Idaho State University survey and testing of Aviator's Cave, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, ID.


Selected Publications

Refereed Articles and Book Chapters

2007 "The Columbia Plateau-Snake River Region Cultural Sequence." In Projectile Point Sequences in Northwestern North America, edited by Roy Carlson and Marty Magne. Canadian Archaeological Association.

2005 Helping on-line learners construct mental models of physical systems, D. Sammons and E.S. Lohse. Published in Proceedings of ED-MEDIA: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Montreal, CA, June, 2005.

2005  Developing Archaeological Informatics: A Proposed Agenda for the Next FiveYears. with D. Sammons, C. Schou, A. Strickland, and R. Schlader. Paper to be published in Proceedings of the 2004 Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, BAR International Series, N. Niccolucci (ed.).

2004  Automated Classification of Stone Projectile Points in a Neural Network, with C. Schou, A. Strickland, D. Sammons and R. Schlader. In Magistrat der Stadt Wien – Referat Ulturelles Erbe – Stadarchaeologie Wien (eds.), Enter the Past: The E-Way into the four Dimensions of Cultural Heritage, BAR International Series 1227, pp. 431-433. Oxford.

2002   DIGITAL STONES: Teaching an archaeological lab course on-line. Internet Archaeology 12 (April).Http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue12/Lohse.html

2002  Reclaiming old data: The Wasden site project. Jason Anderson, co-author. In Goran Burenhult and Johan Arvidsson (eds.), Archaeological Informatics: Pushing the Envelope, BAR International Series 1016, pp. 483-490. Oxford.

2001  Anthropology 491: Teaching an on-line laboratory course, with D. Sammons and R. Schlader. In Craig Montgomerie and Jarmo Viteli (eds.),  Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, pp. 1628-1630. Washington , D.C.: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

2000  Don Crabtree: Idaho 's Own Expert Stone Tool Maker. Tebiwa 27(2):1-44.

1998   A computerized data base for lithic use-wear analysis, with D. Sammons.  In Proceedings of the 1997 Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, V. Gaffney ed. BAR International Series S750, Oxford. CD-Rom available.

1998  History of Research, with Roderick Sprague.  In "Columbia Plateau," Deward Walker (vol. ed.), Handbook of North American Indians Vol. 12, William C. Sturtevant (general editor), pp. 8-28. Smithsonian Institution, Washington , D.C.

1996   A computerized descriptive system for functional analysis of stone tools.  Tebiwa 26(l):3-66.

1995  Northern Intermountain West projectile point chronologies.  Tebiwa  25(l):3-51.

1994  Southeastern Idaho archaeology: Status and stasis, with D. Sammons.  Idaho Archaeologist 17(2):35-46.

1994  The Southeastern Idaho Prehistoric Sequence. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes   28:137-160.

1990  History of Research: Museum Collections, with Frances Sundt.  In "Northwest Coast," Wayne Suttles (volume editor), Handbook of North American Indians Vol. 13, William C. Sturtevant (general editor), pp. 88-97. Smithsonian Institution, Washington , D.C.

1989   Trade Goods and the American Indian. In "Indian-White Relations," Wilcomb Washburn (volume editor), Handbook of North American Indians Vol. 4, William C. Sturtevant (general editor), pp. 396-403. Smithsonian Institution, Washington , D.C.

1987  Sedentism on the Columbia Plateau: A Matter of Degree Related to the Easy and Efficient Procurement of Resources, with D. Sammons-Lohse. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 20(2):115-136.

1985  Rufus Woods Lake Projectile Point Chronology. In Summary of Results: Chief Joseph Dam Cultural Resources Project, Washington, Sarah Campbell (editor), pp.317-364. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington, Seattle.

1981  Various chapters, "Bull Creek," Jesse D. Jennings and D. Sammons-Lohse (editors). Site reports: Gnat Haven, pp. 25-28; Ninas Hill, pp.28-33; North Point, pp. 33-42; The Playa Site, pp. 52-55; Hillside Cache, pp.55-62, Blake Harper, Co-author; Artifact analysis sections: Ceramics, pp. 75-93; Ground Stone, pp. 96-100, Barbara Walling, Co-author; Faunal Remains, pp. 100-103, Bruce Larson, Co-author. University of Utah Anthropological Paper No. 105.

1980  Fremont Architectural Variation and Settlement Pattern. Antiquities Section Selected Papers 7(16):45-54. Salt Lake City, Utah.

In Publication

2007 The Crabtree Reader. To be published as Idaho Museum of Natural History Occasional Paper. CD-ROM format. Crabtree videotapes to be included as DVD.

Other Articles

1991   "Fort Hall and the Shoshone-Bannock," In Fort Hall and the Shoshone-Bannock, E.S. Lohse (ed.), Rendezvous 26(l):7-17.

1990  Aviator's Cave.  Idaho Archaeologist 12(2):23-28.

1991  Test excavations at Site 10-OE-3781, the Bruneau River Take-Out Site. Northern Intermountain Quaternary Institute Archaeological Reports No. 91-2. Report to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Bruneau Resource Area, Boise District.

1984  Archaeological Investigations at Site 45-OK-11, Chief Joseph Dam Reservoir, Washington . Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington , Seattle . 350pp.

1984  Archaeological Investigations at Site 45-DO-326, Chief Joseph Dam Reservoir, Washington. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington, Seattle. 170pp.

1984  Archaeological Investigations at Sites 45-DO-242 and 45-DO-243, Chief Joseph Dam Reservoir, Washington. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington, Seattle . 221 pp.

1984  Archaeological Investigations at Site 45-DO-282, Chief Joseph Dam Reservoir, Washington . Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington , Seattle . 142pp.

1984  Archaeological Investigations at Site 45-DO-21 1, Chief Joseph Dam Reservoir, Washington. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington , Seattle . 166pp.

1984      The Development of Housepit Settlements: An Interpretation of Cultural Change on the Columbia Plateau, with M.E.W. Jaehnig. The Thunderbird 4(9): 6-8.

1980  Falemoa and Crooked Palm site reports. In Final Report of the University of Utah Samoa Archaeological Program, 1976-1977, Jesse D. Jennings ed. Pacific Anthropological Records No.32.  Bishop Museum, Honolulu.

1978  Rattler Run Site Report. In Preliminary Report of the 1978 Archaeological Excavations at Nawthis Village, Jesse D. Jennings ed., University of Utah Special Report, Salt Lake City, UT.

1977  The Falemoa Site and the Crooked Palm Site. In University of Utah Samoan Archaeological Program 1977, Jesse D. Jennings ed.  Special Report of the University of Utah Museum of Natural History and Department of Anthropology, University of Utah.

Monographs

1998  Manual for Archaeological Analysis: Field and Laboratory Analysis Procedures. Archaeological Survey Miscellaneous Paper 98-1 (revised). Portions online at lohserne@isu.edu.

1993  Manual for Archaeological Analysis: Field and Laboratory Analysis Procedures. Department of Anthropology Miscellaneous Paper 92-1 (revised).

1984  Archaeological Investigations at Site 45-DO-204, Chief Joseph Dam Reservoir, Washington .  Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Office of Public Archaeology, University of Washington , Seattle . 166pp.

1981   A Structural Analysis of Northwestern Great Basin Prehistory. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Utah , Salt Lake City , UT.

1979   Prehistoric Adaptation in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Country of Northwestern Nevada .  Report to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, Winnemucca , NV . 326pp.

Digital Publications

2004  Automated Classification of Stone Projectile Points in a Neural Network, with C. Schou, A. Strickland, D. Sammons and R. Schlader. CD-ROM accompanying Proccedings of the 2003 Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, Magistrat der Stadt Wien – Referat Ulturelles Erbe – Stadarchaeologie Wien (eds). BAR International Series 1227, pp. 431-433. Oxford .

2002  Reclaiming old data: The Wasden site project, with Jason Anderson. CD-ROM accompanying Proceedings of the 2001 Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference, Goran Burenhult and Johan Arvidsson (eds.). BAR International Series 1016, Oxford .

1999   A computerized data base for lithic use-wear analysis, with D. Sammons. CD-ROM accompanying “Proceedings of the 1997 Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference,” V. Gaffney (ed.). BAR International Series S750, Oxford .

1998    Digital Stones: A Guide to Analysis of Stone Tools. Beta-version of CD-ROM, with D. Sammons. Laboratory for Archaeological Digital Imaging, Idaho State University .


Classes Taught

ANTH 100 - Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 203 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 237 - British Prehistory
ANTH 237 - European Prehistory
ANTH 237 - Old World Prehistory
ANTH 238 - North American Indians Survey
ANTH 238 - Northwest Coast Prehistory
ANTH 238 - People of the Pacific Northwest
ANTH 238 - Southwest Prehistory
ANTH 238 - New World Prehistory
ANTH 313 - Old World Prehistory
ANTH 314 - New World Prehistory
ANTH 314 - Prehistory of the Far West
ANTH 403 - Theory in Archaeology
ANTH 404/405 - Material Culture Analysis and Practicum
ANTH 472 - Native American Arts and Industries
ANTH 481/581 - Stone Tool Analysis
ANTH 481/591 - The Neanderthal Question
ANTH 482/582 -  Great Basin Prehistory: Undergraduate Seminar
ANTH 482/582 - Folk History: Caribou Mtn Mining
ANTH 482/582 - Japanese Prehistory
ANTH 483/583 - Archaeological Field School
ANTH 491/591 - Digital Stones (online virtual lab course)
ANTH 491/591 - Laboratory Methods in Archaeology
ANTH 491/591 - Seminar in Analysis of Material Culture
ANTH 491/591 - Special Topics: Black History in Idaho
ANTH 492 - Senior Seminar
ANTH 493/593 - Special Topics: Landscape Archaeology and GIS
ANTH 493/593 - Special Topics: Native American Arts and Industries
ANTH 493/593 - Special Topics: Neanderthals to Modern Humans
ANTH 493/593 - Special Topics: European Prehistory
ANTH 495 - Departmental Colloquium
ANTH 499/599 - Fantastic Archaeology (Honors Course)
ANTH 404/405 - Material Culture Analysis and Lab Practicum
ANTH 628 - Seminar in Archaeological Theory and Method
MUS 211 - Introduction to Museology
MUS 450 - Ind Probs: Collections Management
MUS 450 - Ind Probs: Museums and Their Communities
MUS 499 - Digital Stones (online virtual lab course)

 

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