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Janet Rafferty

Professor, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures

E-mail address: Rafferty@Anthro.Msstate.Edu
Website: http://www.amec.msstate.edu/faculty/bio.php?id=428


Dr. Rafferty's primary research interest is in settlement pattern change, using archaeological survey data as the main source of information. She has worked on long–term change using an evolutionary perspective, mostly focusing on the Woodland, Mississippian, and Protohistoric periods of northeast Mississippi. She is also interested in methods of spatial and chronological analysis.


Time's River: Archaeological Syntheses from the Lower Mississippi River Valley

Rafferty, Janet
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
2008
ISBN: 9780817354893
Collaborators: Evan Peacock, editors

This volume stands as a key general resource for archaeologists working in the region extending from Louisiana through Mississippi north to Missouri and Kentucky, and it represents an opportunity to influence for decades a large part of the archaeological work to take place in the Southeast.




Rafferty, Janet. "Gradual or Step-Wise Change: The Development of Sedentary Settlement Patterns in Northeast Mississippi" American Antiquity 59 (2010): 405-425.
Rafferty, Janet and Evan Peacock. "Frequency Seriation and Settlement Patterning: A Response to McNutt" Southeastern Archaeology 28 (2009): 271-274.
Rafferty, Janet and Evan Peacock. "The Spread of Shell-Tempering in the Mississippi Black Prairie" Southeastern Archaeology 27.2 (2008): 253-262.
Raffert, Janet. "Review of The Deadly Politics of Giving: Exchange and Violence at Ajacan, Roanoke, and Jamestown by Seth Mallios" American Anthropologist 110.1 (2008): 127.
Peacock, Evan, Hector Neff, Janet Rafferty, and Thomas Meaker. "Using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) to Source Shell-Tempered Pottery: A Pilot Study from North Mississippi" Southeastern Archaeology 26 (2007): 319-329.
Peacock, Evan, Lauren Lowrey, S. Homes Hogue, James Barnett, and Janet Rafferty. "Vertebrate and Invertebrate Remains from Early Nineteenth Century Historic Indian Occupations in Central Mississippi: The Loper (22NE548) and Jackson's Well (22AT512) Sites" Mississippi Archaeology 42.1 (2007): 67-102.
Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "1999 Test Excavations at Owl Creek Mounds (22CS502), Chickasaw County, Mississippi" Mississippi Archaeology 40 (2005): 31-45.
Rafferty, Janet. "Explaining Feature Variability at Woodland, Mississippian, and Protohistoric Sites, Okibbeha County, Mississippi" Mississippi Archaeology 39 (2004): 85-106.
Rafferty, Janet and Michael Galaty. "Point-counting, Petrography, and Context: Analsis of Ceramics from a Middle Woodland Site in Eastern Mississippi" La Tinaja 14 (2002): 2-6.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Applying Evolutionary Archaeology: A Systematic Approach by M.J. O'Brien and R.L. Lyman" Journal of Anthropological Research 57 (2001): 241-242.
Rafferty, Janet. "Determining Duration at Prehistoric Sites: Short-Term Sedentary Settlement at Josey Farm, NE Mississippi" Journal of Field Archaeology 28.3/4 (2001): 347-366.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley by E.G. Squier and E.H. Davis, Edited by D.J. Meltzer" Mississippi Archaeology 36.1 (2001): 45-48.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Grit-Tempered: Early Women Archaeologists in the Southeastern United States, Edited by N.M. White, L.P. Sullivan, and R.A. Marrinan" Journal of Alabama Archaeology 45 (1999): 65-68.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Cultural Resource Laws and Practice: An Introductory Guide, by Thomas F. King" Mississippi Archaeology 34 (1999): 206-208.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of The Moundville Expeditions of Clarence Bloomfield Moore, edited by J.V. Knight Jr." Journal of Mississippi History (1998):
Rafferty, Janet. "Continuity in Woodland and Mississippian Settlement Patterning in Northeast Mississippi" Southeastern Archaeology 15 (1996):
Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "Settlement Pattern Continuity and Change: Response to Johnson" Southeastern Archaeology 15 (1996): 249-253.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Choctaw Genesis by Patricia Galloway" Southeastern Archaeology 15 (1996): 263.
Rafferty, Janet. "A Seriation of Historic Period Aboriginal Pottery from Northeast Mississippi" Journal of Alabama Archaeology 41 (1995): 180-207.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Late Archaic Landscapes by Stephen Howard Savage" Southeastern Archaeology 11 (1992): 72.
Rafferty, Janet. "Test Excavations at Ingomar Mounds, Mississippi" Southeastern Archaeology 9 (1990): 92-102.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of The Archaeology of Frontiers and Boundaries, edited by S. W. Green and S.M. Perlman" American Antiquity 152 (1987): 425-426.
Rafferty, Janet. "The Ingomar Mounds Site: Internal Structure and Chronology" Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 12 (1987): 147-173.
Rafferty, Janet. "Review of Analyzing Activity Areas by Susan Kent" American Antiquity 51 (1986): 191-192.
Rafferty, Janet. "A Critique of the Type-Variety System as Used in Ceramic Analysis" Mississippi Archaeology 21 (1986): 40-50.
Rafferty, Janet. "Historical Archaeology at East Aberdeen" Journal of Monroe County History 8 (1983): 4-21.
Rafferty, Janet. "A New Map of the Ingomar Mounds Site, 22Un500" Mississippi Archaeology 18 (1983): 18-30.
Rafferty, Janet. "Historical Archaeology at East Aberdeen" Journal of Monroe County History 8 (1982): 4-21.
Rafferty, Janet. "Surface Collections and Settlement Patterns in the Central Tombigbee Valley" Southeastern Archaeological Conference Bulletin (1979): 90-94.

Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "The Bet-Hedging Model as an Explanatory Framework for the Evolution of Mound Building in the Southeastern United States." Beyond Barrows: Current research on the structuration and perception of the Prehistoric Landscape through Monuments. Ed. David R. Fontijn. Sidestone Press, 2013. 253-279.
Rafferty, Janet. "Gradual or Step-Wise Change: The Development of Sedentary Settlement Patterns in Northeast Mississippi." The Archaeology of Tribal Social Formations: Selections from American Antiquity and Latin American Antiquity. Compiled by Michelle Hegmon. Society for American Archaeology Press, 2010.
Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "Cultural Resource Management Guidelines and Practice in the United States." Quality Management in Archaeology. Eds. Willem Willems and Monique van den Dries. Oxbow Books, London, 2007.
Rafferty, Janet. "Prehistoric Settlement Patterning on the Mississippi Black Prairie." Blackland Prairies of the Gulf Coastal Plain: Nature, Culture, and Sustainability. Ed. Evan Peacock and Tim Schauwecker. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003. 167-193.
Rafferty, Janet. "Woodland Period Settlement Patterning in the Northern Coastal Plain of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee." The Woodland Southeast: First Edition. Eds. David G. Anderson and Robert C. Mainfort Jr.. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2002. 332-362.
Rafferty, Janet. "The Archaeological Record on Sedentariness: Recognition, Development, and Implications." Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory. Michael B. Schiffer. Academic Press, 1985. 113-156.
Peacock, Evan, Janet Rafferty, and S. Homes Hogue. "Land Snails, Artifacts, and Faunal Remains: Understanding Site Formation Processes at Prehistoric/Protohistoric Sites in the Southeastern United States." Archaeomalacology: Molluscs in Former Environments of Human Behavior. Ed. Daniella Bar-Yosef. London: Oxbow Books, 0.

Rafferty, Janet. "Classification at the Scale of Occupation: A Case Study." Wenner-Gren Conference, Mississippi State University, MS . 2012.
Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "Why Are We STILL not Following the Principle of Representativeness in CRM?." 77th Annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting, April 18-22, 2012, Memphis, TN. 2012.
Rafferty, Janet, Jessica Gisler, and Evan Peacock. "Fire Line Plowing as an Aid to Survey Sufficiency in the Jackson Prairie, Mississippi." 69th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 7-10, 2012, Baton Rouge, LA. 2012.
Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "Bet-Hedging and Archaic Mounds Revisited." 68th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 2-5, 2011, Jacksonville, FL. 2011.
Rafferty, Janet. "Uses of Style and Function in Classification of Lithics." Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 2-5, 2011, Jacksonville, FL. 2011.
Rafferty, Janet and Evan Peacock. "Bet-Hedging and Settlement Patterning in the Southeastern Archaic and Woodland Periods." 67th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, October 27-30, 2010, Lexington, KY. 2010.
Rafferty, Janet. "Protohistoric to Historic in a Part of the Choctaw Homeland: Settlement Continuity or Replacement?." 75th Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, April 14-18, 2010, St. Louis, MO. 2010.
Carlock, Bradley and Janet Rafferty. "Spatially Extensive Examination of the Kinlock Site (22SU526) Using Controlled Surface Collection, Magnetometry, Excavation, and Soil Cores." 66th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Novemeber 4-7, 2009, Mobile, AL. 2009.
Rafferty, Janet, Jeffrey Alvy, and Keith A. Baca. "Results of Systematic Significance Assessment Applied in a Large Survey Project." 74th Society for American Archaeology, April 20-26, 2009, Atlanta, GA. 2009.
Rafferty, Janet, Jeffrey Alvey, and Keith A. Baca. "A Systematic Approach to Site Significance Assessment." 65th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 12-15 2008, Charlotte, NC. 2008.
Rafferty, Janet and Evan Peacock. "The Spread of Shell Tempering in the Mississippi Black Prairie." 72nd Annual Society for American Archaeology Conference, April 25-29, 2007, Austin, TX. 2008.
Rafferty, Janet and Paula Andras. "Vacant Centers and Dispersed Settlement Patterns." 73rd Society for American Archaeology, March 26-30, 2008, B.C., Canada. 2008.
Rafferty, Janet. "From Dispersed to Nucleated Settlement Patterns in Northeast Mississippi." 71st Society for American Archaeology Conference, April 26-30, 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2006.
Hogue, S. Homes and Janet Rafferty. "Provisioning and Feasting at Pocahontas Mound A, Central Mississippi." 10th International Council for Archaeozoology, August 23-28, 2006, Mexico City, Mexico . 2006.
Rafferty, Janet. "Formation Processes at the Pocahontas Mound A Site." 63rd Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 8-11, 2006, Little Rock, AR. 2006.
Rafferty, Janet. "Faulty Assumptions: Mixed and Closed Contexts in Commercial Archaeology." 11th Annual Meeting of European Association of Archaeologists, September 5-11, 2005, Cork, Ireland. 2005.
Rafferty, Janet, Jeffrey Alvey, and S. Homes Hogue. "Test Excavations and Analysis of MDOT Collections, Pocahontas Mound A Site." Mid-South Archaeological Conference, Tunica, MS. 2005.
Rafferty, Janet. "Settlement Pattern Analysis Through Identification of Occupations." 61st Southeastern Archaeological Conference, October 20-23, 2004, St. Louis, MO. 2004.
Rafferty, Janet. "Delineating Occupations Using Lineage Continuity." 69th Society for American Archaeology Conference, March 31- April 4, 2004, Montreal, Canada. 2004.
Rafferty, Janet, Thomas R. James, Kevin McMahon, Jeffrey Alvey, and Evan Peacock. "Geophysical Evidence Bearing on the Community Plan at a Mississippian Mound Site, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi." 60th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 12-15, 2003, Charlotte, NC. 2003.
Peacock, Evan, Thomas Meaker, Hector Neff, and Janet Rafferty. "Sourcing Shell-Tempered Ceramics Using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry." 60th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 12-15, 2003, Charlotte, NC. 2003.
Rafferty, Janet and Michael Galaty. "Point-counting, Petrography, and Context: Analysis of Ceramics from a Middle Woodland Site in Eastern Mississippi." 67th Society for American Archaeology Conference, Denver, CO. 2002.
Peacock, Evan and Janet Rafferty. "Using Land Snails to Understand Site Formation Processes: An Example from the Southeastern United States." 9th Annual International Council of Archaeozoology Conference, Durham, England. 2002.
Rafferty, Janet. "Explaining Feature Variability at Woodland, Mississippian, and Protohistoric Sites, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi." 59th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 6-9, 2002, Biloxi, MS. 2002.
Rafferty, Janet. "Short-Term Settlement on the Black Prairie, Northeast Mississippi." 58th Southeast Archaeological Conference, Chattanooga, TN. 2001.
Rafferty, Janet and Evan Peacock. "Change in Woodland Settlement in the Upper Yalobusha and Tallahatchie River Valleys, Mississippi." 66th Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, LA. 2001.
Rafferty, Janet. "Jackson's Well: A Contact Period Site in Attala County, Mississippi." 57th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Macon, GA. 2000.
Rafferty, Janet. "Prehistoric Settlement Patterning on the Mississippi Black Prairie." Blackland Prairies of the Gulf Coastal Plain: Culture, Nature, and Sustainability, May 2000, Mississippi State University, MS. 2000.
Rafferty, Janet and Evan Peacock. "Using Absolute Dates to Test Style-Based Ceramic Chronologies in the Lower Mid-South." 65th Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA. 2000.
Rafferty, Janet. "The Woodland Presence in the Lower Mid-South." 55th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, November 11-14, 1998, Greenville, SC. 1998.
Rafferty, Janet. "Tracking Change in Pottery Temper Through Late Prehistory in the Tombigbee Valley." 63 Society for American Archaeology, Seattle, WA. 1998.
Rafferty, Janet and S. Homes Hogue. "Double Bypass Archaeology in Mississippi." Mississippi Archaeological Association, Columbus, MS. 1998.
Rafferty, Janet and S. Homes Hogue. "A Mississippian House Site on the Black Prairie, Mississippi." 54th Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Baton Rouge, LA. 1997.
Rafferty, Janet. "Mound Centers and Settlement Pattern Change in the Tombigbee/Black Warrior Drainage." 53rd Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Birmingham, AL. 1996.
Rafferty, Janet. "Investigating Habitation Intensity at a Mississippian Mound Group." 60th Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis, MN . 1995.
Rafferty, Janet. "Owl Creek Mounds: A Vacant Mississippian Mound Center in Northeast Mississippi." 51st Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Lexington, KY. 1994.
Rafferty, Janet. "Test Excavations at Owl Creek Mounds." 14th Mid-South Archaeological Conference, Memphis, TN. 1993.
Rafferty, Janet. "A Seriation of Chickasaw Pottery from Northeast Mississippi." 13th Mid-South Archaeological Conference, Biloxi, MS. 1992.
Rafferty, Janet. "Owl Creek Mounds." Mississippi Archaeological Association Conference, Greenwood, MS. 1991.
Rafferty, Janet. "Woodland-MIssissippian Settlement Pattern Change in a Portion of the Black Prairie, Northeast Mississippi." 48th Southeastern Archaeological Association Conference, Greenwood, MS. 1991.
Rafferty, Janet. "From Spear to Bow: Using Seriation to Establish the Structure of Technological Change in Northeast Mississippi." 55th Society for American Archaeology, Las Vegas, NV. 1990.
Rafferty, Janet. "Middle Woodland Settlement Patterns in Northweast Mississippi." 47th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Mobile, AL. 1990.
Rafferty, Janet. "Gradual or Step-Wise Change: The Development of Sedentariness in a Art of the Southeastern United States." Conference on Sedentarism, May 26, 1989, Cambridge, England. 1989.
Rafferty, Janet. "Test Excavations at the Ingomar Mounds Site (22Un500)." 44th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Charleston, SC. 1987.
Rafferty, Janet. "Sedentary Hamlets in the Tombigbee River Valley: Evidence from the Gulf Formational and Woodland Stages." 51st Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, LA. 1986.
Rafferty, Janet. "The Ingomar Mounds Site: Internal Structure and Chronology." 5th Annual Mid-South Archaeological Conference, Pinson Mounds, TN. 1984.
Rafferty, Janet. "The Archaeological Recognition of the Development of Sedentariness." 47th Society for American Archaeology, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1982.
Rafferty, Janet. "Projectile Point Typology, Late Archaic Chronology, and Interpreting Settlement Pattern Change." 37th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, New Orleans, LA. 1980.
Rafferty, Janet. "Life at East Aberdeen, Prehistory to the Present." Mississippi Historical Society Meeting, Biloxi, MS. 1980.
Rafferty, Janet. "Surface Collections and Settlements Patterns in the Central Tombigbee River, Mississippi." 35th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference, Knoxville, TN. 1978.
Rafferty, Janet. "Functional Analysis of Surface Collections, Tombigbee River, Mississippi." 44th Annual Society for American Archaeology, Tucson, AZ. 1978.
Rafferty, Janet. "Some Considerations Toward an Archaeological Research Design for the Central Tombigbee Valley." Cultural Resource Planning Conference, Tennessee Tombigbee Multi-Resource District, Atlanta, GA. 1977.