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Timothy E. Baumann

Research Associate Professor; Curator of Archaeology


Southeast and Midwest U.S.; late prehistoric and historical archaeology; culture contact; identity; race/racism and ethnicity; ceramic analysis; African Diaspora; museum studies; public history; historic preservation


  • Ph.D. 2001, Anthropology, University of Tennessee
  • M.S. 1995, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
    • Graduate Certificate, Museum Studies
    • Graduate Certificate, Public History
  • B.A. 1991, Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia



  • 2014 The War of 1812 on the Missouri Frontier: The Search for Fort Osage and Sibley’s Fort.  In Archaeology of the War of 1812, edited by M. Lucas and J. Schablitsky. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California. (T. Baumann, J. Peterson, and M. Dickey)   
  • 2013 Sun Circles and Science: Negative Painted Pottery from Angel Mounds (12Vg1).  Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 38(2):219-244. (T. Baumann, T. Gerke, and E. Reber) 
  • 2011 Interpreting Uncomfortable History at the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site in St. Louis, Missouri. The Public Historian 33(2):37-66. (T. Baumann, A. Hurley, V. Altizer, and V. Love)
  • 2011 A Historical Perspective of Civic Engagement and Interpreting Cultural Diversity in Arrow Rock, Missouri. Historical Archaeology 45(1):114-134. (T. Baumann)
  • 2011 The Legacy of Lilly, Black, and the W PA at Angel Mounds near Evansville, Indiana. The SAA Archaeological Record 11(5):34-38. (T. Baumann, G. W. Monaghan, C. Peebles, C. Marshall, A. Krus, and J. Marshall)
  • 2010 Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Essays in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Report of Investigation No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Occasional Paper No. 22, Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (co-editors T. Baumann and  M. Groover)
  • 2009 The Web of Cultural Identity: A Case Study of African-American Identity and “Soul Food.” Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2):66-93.  (T. Baumann)
  • 2009 Evidence Unearthed: Digging into Scott Joplin's St. Louis. Gateway Heritage 29(2):22-33. (T. Baumann)
  • 2008 Economic Stability and Social Identity: Historic Preservation in Old North St. Louis. Historical Archaeology 42(1):70-87. (T. Baumann, A. Hurley, and L. Allen)
  • 2007 African American Ethnicity. In Reading Archaeology: An Introduction, edited by Robert J. Muckle, pp. 254-260. Broadview Press, Calgary, Alberta. (T. Baumann)
  • 2005 Historical Archaeology in Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66. (guest editors T. Baumann and  J. Wettstaed)
  • 2005 History of Historical Archaeology in Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66:1-18. (T. Baumann and J. Wettstaed)
  • 2005 Historical Archaeology in Arrow Rock, Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66:19-39. (T. Baumann)
  • 2005 The Du Sable Grave Project in St. Charles, Missouri. The Missouri Archaeologist 66:59-76. (T. Baumann)
  • 2004 Defining Ethnicity. The SAA Archaeological Record 4(4):12-14. (T. Baumann)
  • 2000 African-American Archaeology: A Missouri Perspective. The Missouri Archaeologist 59:39-98. (T. Baumann)
  • 1999 Just Below the Ground Surface: Archaeology and St. Louis’s African-American Heritage. Gateway Heritage 20(1):26-37. (T. Baumann)
  • 1998b Questioning Popular History: Knoxville's Perez Dickinson, Abolitionist or Slaveowner? Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology 11:6-18. (T. Baumann)
  • 1998 Landscape History of the Ramsey House in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ohio Valley Historical Archaeology 13:43-49. (T. Baumann and P. Avery)
  • 1997 “They Worked Their Own Remedy”: African-American Herbal Medicine and the Archaeological Record. South Carolina Antiquities 28:21-32. (M. Groover and T. Baumann)