Peer review articles, books, and book chapters represent the breadth of my current theoretical, methodological, and regional foci. This includes protohistoric and historic demography and interethnic interactions in the American Southwest and Plains, ceramic geochemistry and Tribal and descendant archaeology. 

Pending and Upcoming

B. Sunday Eiselt, John W. Ives, J. Andrew Darling. Reach: Athapaskan Origins and Interactions in the American Southwest. In Pushing Boundaries: Proceedings of the 2018 Southwest Symposium, edited by Stephen E. Nash. University Press of  Colorado. Boulder, Colorado. (accepted with revisions) 

B. Sunday Eiselt. In the Shadow of the Horse: Canid Economy and Athapaskan-Pueblo Exchange. Kiva:  Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History (under review) 



B. Sunday Eiselt

Mass-Harvesting, Ichthyofaunal Assemblages and Ancestral Paiute Fishing in the North American Great Basin. American Antiquity 85(4):715-736.



B. Sunday Eiselt and J. Andrew Darling    

Don and Kay. Pioneers Section: Don and Katherine Fowler. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology. Vol. 40(1)47–48.


B. Sunday Eiselt, John Dudgeon, J. Andrew Darling, Evelyn Noris Paucar, Michael G. Glasscock, and M. Kyle Woodson.  In-Situ Sourcing of Hematite Paints on Hohokam Red-on-Buff Ceramics Using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled-Mass Spectroscopy (LA ICP-MS). Archaeometry Vol. 61(2):423-441.


B. Sunday Eiselt. New Perspectives on the Regional Agricultural Economy in the Ohkay Owingeh Homeland.  In Reframing the Northern Rio Grande Pueblo Economy,edited by Scott G. Ortman. Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.


Fowles, Severin and B. Sunday Eiselt.  Latitudinal Movements in Tiwa-Apache History. In The Continuous Path:  Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming, edited by Samuel Duwe and Robert W. Preucel, pp. 198-224. Winner of the 2017 Amerind Foundation Seminar Series Competition. University of Arizona Press, Amerind Studies in Anthropology.


B. Sunday Eiselt (BOOK REVIEW) The Archaeology and History of Pueblo San Marcos: Change and Stability by Ann F. Ramenofsky and Kari L. Schleher. American Antiquity Vol. 84(2): 368-369.     


B. Sunday EiseltVecino Archaeology and the Politics of Play.  In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood, edited by Sally Crawford, Dawn Hadley, and Gillian Shepherd.  Oxford University Press.


B. Sunday Eiselt, J. Andrew Darling, Samuel Duwe, Mark Willis, Chester Walker, William Hudspeth, Leslie Reeder-Meyers.  A Bird’s-eye View of Proto-Tewa Subsistence Agriculture:  Making the Case for Floodplain Farming in the Ohkay Owingeh Homeland, New Mexico.  American Antiquity Vol. 82(2): 397-413.

B. Sunday Eiselt and David Snow.  From Right in Front of the Sun:  Athapaskan Perspectives on Plains-Pueblo Exchange.  In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the North American Southwest, edited by Barbara Mills and Severin Fowles.  Oxford University Press.


J. Andrew Darling and B. Sunday Eiselt. Aquí Me Quedo: Vecino Origins and the Historic Settlement Archaeology of the Río del Oso, New Mexico.  In Transformations during the Colonial Era: Divergent  Histories  in the American Southwest, edited by John Douglass and William Graves.  University of Colorado Press.

Winner of the 2017 Arizona Literary Award (Published Nonfiction). 

Finalist for the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. 

(available for download).

B. Sunday Eiselt (BOOK REVIEW).  Ephemeral Bounty:  Wickiups, Trade Goods, and the Final Years of the Autonomous Ute by Curtis Martin, Kiva:  Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History, 84(1), pp. 140–141


B. Sunday Eiselt and J. Andrew Darling.  Ethnogenesis and Demography in Southwest Vecino Society.  In Exploring Cause and Explanation Historical Ecology, Demography, and Movement in the American Southwest,edited by Ann Ramenofsky and Cynthia Herhahn.  University of Colorado Press, Boulder.

Samuel Duwe, B. Sunday Eiselt, J. Andrew Darling, Mark Willis, Chester Walker (2016).The Pueblo Decomposition Model: A Method for Quantifying Architectural Rubble to Estimate Population Size.  Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 65:20-31.

Sarah Trabert, B. Sunday Eiselt, David Hill, Jeffrey Ferguson, Margaret Beck. Following a Glittering Trail:  Geo-Chemical and Petrographic Characterization of Micaceous Sherds Recovered from Dismal River Sites.  American Antiquity, Vol. 81(2):364-374



J. Andrew Darling, Barnaby Lewis, Robert Valencia, B. Sunday EiseltArchaeology in the Service of the Tribe Three Episodes in 21st Century Tribal Archaeology in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. Kiva: Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History. Vol. 81(1,2):62-79.



B. Sunday Eiselt (BOOK REVIEW). Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonial Authority in Eighteenth-Century New Mexico by Tracy Brown.  Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol 70(4):641-642.


B. Sunday Eiselt. Upland-Lowland Corridors and Historic Jicarilla Apache Settlement in the Northern Rio Grande. In From Mountain Top to Valley Bottom: Understanding Past Land Use in the Northern Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, edited by Bradley Vierra. University of Utah Press.


B. Sunday EiseltBecoming White Clay:  A History and Archaeology of Jicarilla Apache Enclavement. University of Utah Press.  Salt Lake City, UT.

B. Sunday Eiselt and J. Andrew Darling. Vecino Economics: Gendered Economy and Micaceous Pottery Consumption in Nineteenth-Century Northern New MexicoAmerican Antiquity. Vol. 77(3).

Margaret E. Beck, Jill Onken, B. Sunday Eiselt, J. Andrew Darling, and Jeffrey R. Ferguson. Geomorphological Setting and Native American Acquisition of Buff-firing Ceramic Clays in the Lower and Middle Gila River Valley, ArizonaJournal of Archaeological Science Vol. 39:2:321-331.


B. Sunday Eiselt, Rachel Popelka‐Filcoff, J. Andrew Darling, Michael Glascock. Hematite Sources and Archaeological Ochres from Hohokam and O’odham Sites in Central Arizona: An Experiment in Type Identification and CharacterizationJournal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 38:3019-3028.


B. Sunday EiseltAmericanist Archaeologies: 2008 in Review.  American Anthropologist. Vol. 111(2).


B. Sunday Eiselt. The Jicarilla Apaches and the Archaeology of the Taos Region.  In Between the Mountains – Beyond the Mountains: Papers in Honor of Paul R. Williams, edited by Emily Brown, Karen Armstrong, David M. Brugge, Carol Condie. Papers of the Archaeological Society of New Mexico Vol. 35, Albuquerque.


J.  Andrew Darling and B. Sunday Eiselt. Trails Research in the Gila Bend Area.  In Trails, Rock Features and Homesteading in the Gila Bend Area, edited by John L. Czarzasty, Katherine  Peterson, Glen E. Rice, J. Andrew Darling.  Anthropological Research Papers No. 4.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, Arizona.



B. Sunday Eiselt and Richard I. Ford. Sangre de Cristo Micaceous Clays: Geochemical Indices for Source and Raw Material Distribution, Past and Present.Kiva, The Journal of Southwest Archaeology and History. Vol. 73(2).


B. Sunday Eiselt and Richard I. Ford.  Analysis of Micaceous Clay Sources in the Northern Rio GrandeTransactions of the American Nuclear Society. Vol. 101.


Michelle Hegmon and B. Sunday Eiselt (eds.). Engaged Anthropology:  Research Essays on North American Archaeology, Ethnobotany, and Museology.  Anthropology Papers 94, University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.  Ann Arbor.


Gary Haynes and B. Sunday EiseltThe Power of Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherers: Forward and Backward Searching for Evidence About Mammoth Extinction. In, Humans and Other Catastrophes: Patterns and Causes of Late Quaternary Extinctions, edited by Ross MacPhee. Advances in Vertebrate Paleobiology. Plenum Press, New York.


B. Sunday Eiselt (1997)Fish Remains from the Spirit Cave Paleofecal Material: 9,400 Year Old Evidence for Great Basin Utilization of Small Fishes. Nevada Historical Quarterly 40(1):117-139.

Sunday Eiselt has provided the definitive reference on the history and archaeology of the Jicarilla Apache….  [The book’s] value as a resource for researchers cannot be overstated. Although I might not take this book to read on the beach, it is on my bookshelf next to my keyboard, and I know I will be citing it for decades to come.
Kiva Journal of Southwestern Anthropology and History
"Eiselt’s ethnocontextual and archaeomaterial examinations of resistance and resilience through actively managed change have relevance beyond the specifics of Jicarilla culture history."
Historical Archaeology
"Becoming White Clayis a masterful synthesis of years of Eiselt’s research on the Jicarilla Apache. The anthropological and historical methods, and the theory she brings to her analysis make this work a resource valuable beyond the explication of the particular case study described at the end of the book."
Journal of Anthropological Research
The author’s integrative use of historical, ethnographic and archaeological data to develop a cultural history for the Jicarilla is of benefit to not only scholars of the Jicarilla Apache but the historical period in the Southwest U.S. as well.
Becoming White Clay is a potentially powerful argument that ‘enclavement is a major factor in the persistence of nomadic and immigrant communities and should be considered alongside ethnogenesis, hybridity and creolization in archaeological and historical narratives of American Indian survival.' I venture that it has a broader application than this.
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
This book contributes immensely to our understanding of Jicarilla Apache history, but it also provides a broader perspective on the complexities of Apachean history more generally.
Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology
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This volume transcends the limitations of the [festschrift] form and stands on its own merits as a collection of chapters on public anthropology from a North American perspective. . . . The chapters . . . are diverse enough to attract readers from many specialties . . . and the range of interests and topics exhibited by the authors accurately mirror the diversity of Ford’s contribution to North American anthropology. 
American Anthropologist
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