J. Daniel Rogers
- Professorial Lecturer in Anthropology
- National Museum of Natural History, Room 313
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
Analysis of social change using ethnohistorical and archaeological methods; social responses to climate change; theories of meaning and the role of the individual; culture contact; state and empire formation; museum studies. Regional foci: Inner Asia, Caribbean, Mexico, U.S.
Dr. Rogers began his career as an archaeologist studying Great Plains and Southeastern archaeology and ethnohistory. Subsequently he has focused on the study of culture contact and the spread of empires in multiple regions, including Mexico, the Caribbean, and Inner Asia. In recent years he has also participated in multiple NSF-funded interdisciplinary projects built around the methods of computer science and agent-based modeling. These projects have included research on pastoralist adaptations to extreme weather events in Inner Asia, the nature of complex social hierarchies, and social responses to climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rogers curates at the National Museum of Natural History.
Blog — Rogers' Archaeology Lab
Twitter — @ArchaeologyLab
Current projects include the study of state formation in Inner Asia, as well as multi-year research on climate modeling through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with collaborators at George Mason University. The NSF team is developing computer models to study how societies interact with their environments.
Ph.D. 1987, University of Chicago
M.A. 1982, University of Oklahoma
B.A. 1976, University of Oklahoma
2011 Sievert, A.K., and J.D. Rogers. Artifacts from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology 49. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
1995 Rogers, D., and B. Smith, eds. Mississippian Communities and Households. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
1993 Rogers, D., and S.M. Wilson, eds. Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas. New York: Plenum Press.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
2012 Rogers, J.D., T. Nichols, T. Emmerich, M. Latek and C. Cioffi-Revilla. "Modeling scale and variability in human-environmental interactions in Inner Asia," Ecological Modelling 241: 5-14.
2012 Rogers, J.D. "Inner Asian states and empires: Theories and synthesis," Journal of Archaeological Research 20: 205-256. doi:10.1007/s10814-011-9053-2.
2011 Rogers, J.D. “Stable isotope analysis and diet in eastern Oklahoma," Southeastern Archaeology 30: 97–107.
2011 Cioffi-Revilla, C., J.D. Rogers, S.P. Wilcox and J. Alterman. “Computing the Steppes: Data Analysis for Agent-Based Modeling of Polities in Inner Asia.” In Xiongnu Archaeology: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of the First Steppe Empire in Inner Asia, ed. Ursula Brosseder and Bryan Miller, 97–110. Bonn: Bonn University Press
2009 Rogers, D. "The Spiro site." In F. McManamon et al., eds. Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia p. 324-329. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Publishing.
2006 Rogers, D. "Chronology and the demise of chiefdoms: Eastern Oklahoma in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries," Southeastern Archaeology 25(1):20-28.
2005 Rogers, D., E. Ulambayar, and M. Gallon. "Urban centres and the emergence of empires in eastern Inner Asia," Antiquity 79: 1-18.
2005 Rogers, D., "Archaeology and the interpretation of colonial encounters." In G. Stein, eds., The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters: Comparative Perspectives. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.