- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Co-Director, Center for Archaeology and Society
Dr. Kintigh's research has been devoted to understanding political organization in middle-range societies in the Cibola area along the Arizona-New Mexico border near Zuni Pueblo, and to developing and applying quantitative methods in archaeology. Recently, he has devoted increasing amounts of time to three collaborative projects: 1) leading an NSF-funded effort to design SKOPE, a cybertool that will provide synthesized information of past environments related to humans; 2) leading a national effort of archaeologists and computer scientists to develop a digital information infrastructure for archaeology that will not only preserve and make more accessible archival data sets, but also — through an ability to integrate data across projects — have the potential to transform the scholarly landscape of archaeology with respect to synthetic and comparative research; and 3) a project using resilience theory to understand stability and change in coupled socioecological systems through a synthesis of data from several prehistoric cases in the Southwest U.S.
- PhD, Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1982
- MS, Computer Science, Stanford University, 1974
- AB, Sociology (with Honors), Stanford University, 1974
- ceramic technology
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
- Climate Action
- Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Partnerships for the Goals
- land use and land cover
- climate change and adaptation
- landscape studies
- algorithm development
- agrarian societies
- data mining
- data analysis
- information integration
Altschul, J. H., K. W. Kintigh, T. H. Klein and W. H. Doelle. 2018. Fostering collaborative synthetic research in archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice 6(1):19-29. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2017.31. (link )
Kintigh, K. W. and S. E. Ingram. 2018. Was the drought really responsible? Assessing statistical relationships between climate extremes and cultural transitions. Journal of Archaeological Science 89(Jan):25-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2017.09.006. (link )
Kintigh, K. W., K. A. Spielmann, A. Brin and K. Candan. 2018. Data integration in the service of synthetic research. Advances in Archaeological Practice 6(1):30-41. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2017.33. (link )
Altschul, J. H., K. W. Kintigh, T. H. Klein, W. H. Doelle, K. A. Hays-Gilpin, S. A. Herr, T. A. Kohler, B. J. Mills, L. M. Montgomery, M. C. Nelson, S. G. Ortman, J. N. Parker, M. A. Peeples and J. A. Sabloff. 2017. Opinion: Fostering synthesis in archaeology to advance science and benefit society. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114(42):10999-11002. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1715950114. (link )
McManamon, F. P., K. W. Kintigh, L. Ellison and A. Brin. 2017. tDAR: A cultural heritage archive for twenty-first-century public outreach, research, and resource management. Advances in Archaeological Practice 5(3):238-249. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2017.18. (link )
Bocinsky, R. K., J. Rush, K. W. Kintigh and T. A. Kohler. 2016. Exploration and exploitation in the macrohistory of the pre-Hispanic Pueblo Southwest. Science Advances 2(4):e1501532. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501532. (link )
Hegmon, M., J. Freeman, K. W. Kintigh and M. C. Nelson. 2016. Marking and making differences: Representational diversity in the U.S. Southwest. American Antiquity 81(2):253-272. DOI: 10.7183/0002-73220.127.116.11. (link )
McManamon, F. P. and K. W. Kintigh. 2016. Making archaeological data and information discoverable, accessible, and usable for 21st century research: The Theodore Roosevelt Dam Archaelogical Project, Tonto Basin, Arizona. Journal of Arizona Archaeology 4(1):60-67. DOI: 10.6067/XCV81838KJ.
Kintigh, K. W., J. H. Altschul, A. P. Kinzig, F. W. Limp, W. K. Michener, J. A. Sabloff, E. J. Hackett, T. A. Kohler, B. Ludascher and C. A. Lynch. 2015. Cultural dynamics, deep time, and data. Advances in Archaeological Practice 3(1):1-15. DOI: 10.7183/2326-3718.104.22.168.
Kintigh, K. W., J. H. Altschul, M. C. Beaudry, R. D. Drennan, A. P. Kinzig, T. A. Kohler, F. W. Limp, H. D. Maschner, W. K. Michener, T. R. Pauketat, P. Peregrine, J. A. Sabloff, T. J. Wilkinson, H. T. Wright and M. A. Zeder. 2014. Grand challenges for archaeology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 111(3):879-880. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1324000111. (link )
Nelson, M. C., K. W. Kintigh, D. R. Abbott and J. M. Anderies. 2010. The cross-scale interplay between social and biophysical context and the vulnerability of irrigation-dependent societies: Archaeology's long-term perspective. Ecology and Society 15(3):Art. 31. (link )
Briggs, J. M., K. A. Spielmann, H. Schaafsma, K. W. Kintigh, M. Kruse, K. Morehouse and K. Schollmeyer. 2006. Why ecology needs archaeologists and archaeology needs ecologists. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(4):180-188. DOI: 10.1890/1540-9295(2006)004[0180:WENAAA]2.0.CO;2. (link )
Peeples, M. A., G. Schachner and K. W. Kintigh. 2017. The Zuni/Cibola region. In: Mills, B. J. and S. Fowles eds., The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199978427.013.23. ISBN: 9780199978427.
Strawhacker, C., G. Snitker, K. A. Spielmann, M. Wasiolek, J. Sandor, A. P. Kinzig and K. W. Kintigh. 2017. Risk landscapes and domesticated landscapes: Food security in the Salinas Province. Pp. 83-118 In: Spielmann, K. A. ed., Landscapes of Social Transformation in the Salinas Province and the Eastern Pueblo World. University of Arizona Press. Tucson, AZ. ISBN: 9780816535699.
Nelson, M. C., M. Hegmon, K. W. Kintigh, A. P. Kinzig, B. A. Nelson, J. M. Anderies, D. A. Abbott, K. A. Spielmann, S. E. Ingram, M. A. Peeples, S. A. Kulow, C. A. Strawhacker and C. A. Meegan. 2012. Long-term vulnerability and resilience: Three examples from archaeological study in the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. In: Cooper, J. and P. Sheets eds., Learning to Live with Climate Change: Understanding Hazards, Mitigating Impacts, Avoiding Disasters.
Kruse, M., H. Schaafsma, K. Schollmeyer, J. M. Briggs, K. Horn, K. W. Kintigh, C. Lai, K. A. Spielmann and C. Wichlacz. 2006. Legacies on the landscape: Integrating ecology and archaeology on the Agua Fria National Monument, Arizona. Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )
Kruse, M., H. Schaafsma, K. Schollmeyer, J. M. Briggs, K. Horn, K. W. Kintigh, R. Lai and K. A. Spielmann. 2006. Legacies on the landscape: Integrating ecology and archaeology on the Agua Fria National Monument, Arizona. Poster presented February at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Graduates in Life, Earth and Social Sciences Research Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Schollmeyer, K., J. M. Briggs, K. Horn, K. W. Kintigh, M. Kruse, C. Lai, H. Schaafsma, K. A. Spielmann and C. Wichlacz. 2005. Legacies on the landscape: Integrating ecology and archaeology on the Agua Fria National Monument, Arizona. Poster presented March 31-April 3 at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Salt Lake City, UT.
Ingram, S. E., A. Dugmore, J. Areborg, G. Hambrecht, M. Hegmon, K. W. Kintigh, T. H. McGovern, M. C. Nelson, R. Oram, M. Peeples, K. A. Spielmann and O. Vesteinsson. 2011. Climate hazards and social transformations in the North Atlantic region and in the U.S. Southwest, 900 to 1500 C.E. Presentation at the June 22-26 International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences Conference, Iceland.