Ph.D. 2011 Southern Methodist University
BA Magna Cum Laude (Anthropology) University of Texas at El Paso
John Seebach's research interests lie in the Paleoindian period of the American Southwest. His dissertation concerned the Folsom and Late Paleoindian use of the Chihuahuan Desert, focusing on far west Texas. He was Project Archaeologist at the Center for Big Bend Studies, Sul Ross State University, from 2004-2010, but left the position in order to complete his dissertation. John will graduate in May 2011. After graduation, he plans to continue working in the Southwest and will hone his lithic analytical skills. John earned his BA in Anthropology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1995, and his MA in Anthropology from SMU in 2004.
Title of Dissertation: "El Despoblado: Folsom and Late Paleoindian Occupation of Trans-Pecos, Texas"
Entered program in 1997
Region of Study:
Southwest, Chihuahuan Desert, Great Plains
Recent Papers, Presentations and Publications
2002 Sittin’ on the Edge of the Plains. Paper presented in symposium Late Paleoindian Foraging Variability during the Early Holocene of the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, organized by Jason M. LaBelle and John D. Seebach. 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Denver, CO.
2001 Off the Plains and into the Trans-Pecos? Paleoindian Occupation at Shirey Flats, Ward County, Texas. Paper presented at the Center for Big Bend Studies Annual Conference, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.
2001 Dealing with Multicomponent Scatters: The Shirey Flats Site, Ward County, Texas. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Archaeological Society, Corpus Christi, TX.
2001 Assessing Assemblage Diversity and Cultural Organization in the Hueco Bolson. Paper presented in symposium: Exploring Niche Variability as a Possible Key to Evolutionary Processes Within and Among Cultural Systems, organized by Amber Johnson and Lewis R. Binford. 66th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, LA.
2000 Drought or Development? Patterns of Paleoindian Site Discovery in Western North America. Poster presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA.
1999 A Taphonomic Analysis of an Archaic-aged Bonebed from Blackwater Draw. Poster presented at 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Chicago, IL.