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Melissa Kruse-Peeples

Melissa Kruse-Peeples

IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

melissa.kruse@asu.edu

480-965-6213

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402-2402
USA

Titles

  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Education

  • MA, Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2005
  • BA, Anthropology and Environmental Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002
  • PhD Candidate, Anthropology (Archaeology), Arizona State University

External Links

Journal Articles

2013

Hall, S. J., J. Trujillo, D. K. Nakase, C. A. Strawhacker, M. Kruse-Peeples, H. Schaafsma and J. M. Briggs. 2013. Legacies of prehistoric agricultural practices within plant and soil properties across an arid ecosystem. Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s10021-013-9681-0. (link )

2006

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 )

Book Chapters

2016

Spielmann, K. A., S. J. Hall, M. R. Kruse-Peeples, D. K. Nakase and J. E. Trujillo. 2016. Soil texture and agricultural resilience in the prehistoric Southwest: Farming on Perry Mesa, Arizona. In: Foster II, H. T., L. M. Paciulli and D. J. Goldstein eds., Viewing the Future in the Past: Historical Ecology Applications to Environmental Issues. University of South Carolina Press. Columbia, SC. ISBN: 978-1-61117-586-8.

2010

Kruse, M., H. Schaafsma, K. A. Spielmann and J. M. Briggs. 2010. Landscape legacies of prehistoric agriculture land-use in the Perry Mesa region, Central Arizona. In: Dean, R. ed., Anthropogenic Landscapes: Archaeological Perspectives. Southern Illinois University Press.

Posters

2008

Kruse, M. 2008. Scale of agave production in the Perry Mesa region, Central Arizona. Vancouver, BC. Poster presented April 26-30 at the 73rd Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology.

Schaafsma, H., M. Kruse, W. Russel, J. M. Briggs, K. A. Spielmann and S. J. Hall. 2008. Ancient agriculture of the Perry Mesa tradition in central Arizona: Interpreting ancient land-use and modern landscapes. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2006

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.

2005

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.

Presentations

2008

Spielmann, K. A., J. M. Briggs, S. J. Hall, M. Kruse and H. Schaafsma. 2008. Legacies on the landscape: The enduring effects of long-term human-ecosystem interactions. Presentation March 19 at the 20th Anniversary Southwest Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Spielmann, K. A., H. Schaafsma, J. M. Briggs, S. J. Hall and M. Kruse. 2008. Legacies on the landscape: The enduring effects of long-term human-ecosystem interactions. Presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology meeting. Vancouver, BC Canada.

2007

Kruse, M. and H. Schaafsma. 2007. Landscape legacies of prehistoric agricultural land-use in the Perry Mesa Region, Central Arizona. Presentation at the 24th Annual Visiting Scholar Conference, Southern Illinois University Center for Archaeological Investigations, Carbondale, IL.

Schaafsma, H., M. Kruse, J. M. Briggs, S. J. Hall and K. A. Spielmann. 2007. News from the landscape: Ongoing research on the Perry Mesa Culture of Central Arizona. Presentation at the 80th Pecos Conference, Pecos NM.

2006

Schaafsma, H., J. M. Briggs and M. Kruse. 2006. Reading modern plant communities to learn about the past: Legacies of prehistoric farming in the Sonoran Desert. Presentation June 15-17at the Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, Glendale, AZ.

Schaafsma, H., M. Kruse and K. Johnson. 2006. The palimpsest landscape: Ancient land use intensities revealed by modern soils and plant communities. Presentation April 26-30 at the Society for American Archaeology 71st Annual Meeting, San Juan Puerto Rico.

Conference Papers

2011

Trujillo, J. E., M. Kruse-Peeples, S. J. Hall, K. A. Spielmann and D. K. Nakase. 2011. Legacies on the landscape: Long-term socio-ecological interaction in the southwestern United States. In: Eaton, M. and P. Landres eds., May 24-28, 2010. Albuquerque, NM. Proceedings RMRS-P-000. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mount.

Reports

2009

Kruse, M., W. G. Russell, H. Schaafsma, C. Strawhacker and J. Wallace. 2009. Report of the 2007 archaeological survey of northwestern portions of Perry Mesa within Agua Fria National Monument, Yavapai County, Arizona. Report submitted to the BLM, Phoenix, AZ. Ms on file at Arizona State University.