James Johnson

James Johnson is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in Bronze and Iron Age pastoralist societies of the Eurasian steppe, ca. 2100 – 200 BCE. He has worked in North America for the past 20 years in addition to the Eurasian steppe. His primary project, the Uy River Valley Communities of Practice project, investigates how social integration manifests in mobile societies through household interaction, material culture, especially pottery, landscapes, and settlement patterning. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation, Wenner Gren, National Geographic, and the University of Wyoming. In addition to the steppe, Jim has worked in various areas of Europe and North America for the past two decades. In addition to the University of Wyoming, he has conducted research and taught at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University of Chicago