Curriculum Vitae

Michael David Pool


Contact Information:

Home:
10109 Brantley Bend
Austin, Texas 78748
(512)-280-7654
School:
South Austin Campus
Austin Community College
1820 W. Stassney Lane 
Austin, TX  78745
512-223-8135
E-mail: 
mpool@austincc.edu

Education:

Ph.D. in Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: Prehistoric Agriculture in the Mimbres River Valley, Southwestern New Mexico: A Crop Simulation and GIS Approach
Committee: James A. Neely (Chair), William E. Doolittle (Co-Chair), Samuel Wilson, Henry Selby, and Karen E. Bell


M.A. in Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin

Thesis: The Western Apache Settlement System and Its Implications for the Early Mogollon Period
Committee: James A. Neely and William E. Doolittle


 B.A. in Anthropology with High Honors
 University of Texas at Austin


Honors:

Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi


Professional Organizations:

Register of Professional Archaeologists
Society for American Archaeology
American Anthropological Association
Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges

Teaching Experience:

Jan. 1988-Present:   Adjunct Professor, Social Sciences Department, Austin Community College:  ANTH 2301: Introduction to Physical Anthropology, ANTH 2351: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, and ANTH 2301: Introduction to Archaeology; GEOG 1301: Introduction to Physical Geography, GEOG 1302: Introduction to Cultural Geography, GEOG 1303: World Regional Geography.

Duties include teaching lecture and distance learning classes (see www.austincc.edu/pool/geog1301) and participation in the Social Science Task Force, the Anthropology Curriculum Committee, and Anthropology and Archaeology Degree Plans.

June 2004-May 2010:
Adjunct Instructor, New College, St. Edwards University: GEOG 1303 World Geography.

Research and Teaching Interests:

GIS, quantitative methods, ceramic technology and analysis, computer crop simulations, agricultural systems, ethnohistory, semiarid land adaptations, landscape archaeology, settlement systems, cultural ecology, philosophy of science (archaeology), Southwestern archaeology and ethnography, and southern Apacheans.

References:


Skills:

Registered Professional Archaeologist
Geographic Information Systems:  Arcview with Spatial Analyst and 3d Analyst, Atlas GIS for Windows 3.03, digitizing, and familiarity with PC ARC/INFO and GRASS (Geographical Resources Analysis Support System).
Surveying: plane table and alidade, transit, and theodolite.
Map construction: field mapping with plane table and alidade and publication.

Publications and Reports:

2013 Michael D. Pool. How Far Is Too Far? An Examination of the Mogollon Early Pithouse Period Settlement System. In Collected Papers from the 17th Biennial Mogollon Archaeology Conference (edited by Lonnie C. Ludeman) pp. 83-94. Las Cruces: Lonnie C. Ludeman

2013 Michael D. Pool. Mimbres Mogollon Farming: Estimating Prehistoric Agricultural Production during the Mimbres Classic Period. In Soils, Climate, & Society: Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America. (edited by John Wingard and Sue Ellen Hayes) pp. 85-108. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

2004 Michael D. Pool. Agriculture and the Mimbres Collapse.  International Consortium for Agricultural Systems Applications (ICASA). http://www.icasa.net/applications/index.html

2002 Michael D. Pool. Prehistoric Agriculture in the Mimbres River Valley, Southwestern New Mexico: A Crop Simulation and GIS Approach. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin.

2001 Michael D. Pool. Review of Expanding the View of Hohokam Platform Mounds: An Ethnographic Perspective. Bulletin of the Society for Archaeological Science 24(1/2):24-25

2000  Michael D. Pool. Review of Grasshopper Pueblo: A Study of Archaeology and Ancient Life. Bulletin of the Society for Archaeological Science 23(2)

1994 Michael D. Pool. Implications of the Western Apache Settlement System for the Early Mogollon Period. in Mogollon VII: The Collected Papers of the 1992 Mogollon Conference Held in Las Cruces, New Mexico (edited by Patrick Beckett) pp. 89-103. Las Cruces: COAS Publishing & Research.

1994 Michael D. Pool. 1993 Cameron Creek Archaeological Survey Report. Heritage Resources Inventory Report No. 94-06-113. Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest. Report on File at the Gila National Forest Supervisor's Office, Silver City, New Mexico.

1993 William E. Doolittle, James A. Neely, and Michael D. Pool. A Method for Distinguishing Between Prehistoric and Recent Water and Soil Control Features. Kiva 59(1):7-25

1987 James A. Neely and Michael D. Pool. Archaeological Investigations at the HO-Bar Site (WS-17) and the McKeen Ranch Site in the Middle San Francisco River Valley of West-Central New Mexico. Report submitted to the Gila National Forest. On file at the Gila National Forest Supervisor's Office, Silver City, New Mexico.

1985 Michael D. Pool. The Western Apache Settlement System and Its Implications for the Early Mogollon Period. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin.


Papers and Presentations: 

2012 Michael D. Pool. How Far Is Too Far? An Examination of the Early Mogollon Settlement System. Paper presented at the 17th Biennial Mogollon Archaeology Conference, Oct 5, 2012. Silver City New Mexico.

2012 Michael D. Pool.
How Far Is Too Far? An Examination of the Early Mogollon Settlement System. Poster presented at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 17, 2012. Memphis, Tennessee.

2011 Michael D. Pool and Michael D. McGuirt. Agricultural Degradation and the Geoarchaeology of Upper Cameron Creek, NM. Poster Presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 30-April 3, 2011. Sacremento, California.

2010 Michael D. Pool. Is It or Isn't ?: Evaluating Prehistoric and Recent Rock Alignments. Poster Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 14-18. St. Louis, Missouri.

2007
Michael D. Pool. The agroecology of the Mimbres Mogollon: Estimating Prehistorc Agricultural Production During the Mimbres Classic Period. Paper presented at the Living on the Land: The Compex Relationship Between Population and Agriculture in the Americas symposium at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 25-29, 2007 Austin, Texas .

2006
Michael D. Pool. Evaluating Prehistoric Agricultural Production Using a Crop Simulation Model. Poster Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 26-30, 2006. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2004 Michael D. Pool. Agriculture and the Mimbres Collapse. Poster Presented at the 69th
Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, March 31-April 4, 2004. Montreal, Quebec.

1995 Michael D. Pool. The Early Pithouse Period Settlement System. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, May 3-7, 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1994 Michael D. Pool. The Early Pithouse Period Settlement System. Paper presented at the Eighth Mogollon Conference, Oct. 20-22, 1994, El Paso, Texas.

1993 James A. Neely, William E. Doolittle, and Michael D. Pool. "Is It, or Isn't It? Distinguishing Prehistoric from Recent Water and Soil Control Features in the American Southwest". Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 14-18, 1993, St. Louis, Missouri.

1993 Michael D. Pool. "The Ethnohistory of Puebloan Agriculture". Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, April 14-18, 1993, St. Louis, Missouri.

1992 Michael D. Pool. "Implications of the Western Apache Settlement System for the Early Mogollon Period". Paper Presented at the 7th Biennial Mogollon Conference, Las Cruces, NM.

1980 Michael Pool and James A. Neely. "Excavations at the WS Ranch Site, 1980 Season". Paper presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Pecos Conference, Mesa Verde National Park.

1980 Michael Pool. "Early Mogollon Social Organization and Settlement Systems in West-Central New Mexico". Paper presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Philadelphia, PA.

1979 Michael D. Pool. "Excavations at the HO-Bar Site and the McKeen Ranch Site". Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Pecos Conference, Tucson, AZ.


Work and Field Experience:

Updated 01/09/13