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Mark Groover

Associate Professor

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BB 314g  Phone: 765-285-3567  

Department of Anthropology
Burkhardt Building (BB), Room 315
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

(Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1998)

Mark Groover’s research and teaching focuses upon the historical archaeology of the eastern United States from the 1700s to the middle 1900s. His main research interest is the historical archaeology of rural life, particularly farmsteads and plantations.

Mark Groover also has a webpage.

Publications

Books

Groover, Mark D. 2008 The Archaeology of North American Farmsteads. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Groover, Mark D.  2003 An Archaeological Study of Rural Capitalism and Material Life: The Gibbs Farmstead in Southern Appalachia, 1790-1920. Springer, New York.

Baumann, Timothy E. and Groover, Mark D. (editors) 2010 Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Report of Investigations No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee; Occasional Paper No. 22, McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Originally published online in Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2), 2009 e-journal. Distributed by University of Tennessee Press.

Book Contributions

Groover, Mark D. 2010 Exploring Hoosier Material Culture: Landscape and Architectural Archaeology at the Moore-Youse House and Huddeston Farmstead. In  Baumann, Timothy E. and Groover, Mark D. (editors) 2010 Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Report of Investigations No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee; Occasional Paper No. 22, McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2), 2009 e-journal. Distributed by University of Tennessee Press.

Journal Volume

Baumann, Timothy E. and Mark D. Groover (guest editors) 2009 Colleague, Mentor, and Friend: Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Tennessee Archaeology (4)1&2.

Journal Articles


Stine, Linda F., Melanie A. Cabak, and Mark D. Groover 2008 Blue Beads as African-American Cultural Symbols. In Perspectives from Historical Archaeology: African Diaspora Archaeology, edited by Christopher C. Fennell, pp. 361-387. PAST Foundation. Originally published in Historical Archaeology 1996 30(3):49-75.

Cabak, Melanie A. and Mark D. Groover 2006 Bush Hill: Material Life at a Working Plantation. Historical Archaeology 40(4):51-83.

Groover, Mark D. 2005 The Gibbs Farmstead: Household Archaeology in an Internal Periphery. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 9(4):229-289.

Groover, Mark D. 2004 Household Succession as a Catalyst of Landscape Change. Historical Archaeology 38(4):25-42.

Groover, Mark D. and Richard D. Brooks 2003 The Catherine Brown Cowpen and Thomas Howell Site: Material Characteristics of Cattle Raisers in the South Carolina Backcountry. Southeastern Archaeology 22(1):92-111.

Groover, Mark D. 2003 Identifying Consumption Differences Between Social Groups. North American Archaeologist 24(3):245-257.

Groover, Mark D. 2001 Linking Artifact Assemblages to Household Cycles: An Example from the Gibbs Site. Historical Archaeology 35(4):38-57.

Stine, Linda F., Melanie A. Cabak, and Mark D. Groover 2001 Blue Beads as African American Cultural Symbols. In Approaches to Material Culture Research for Historical Archaeologists, edited by David R. Brauner, pp. 221-247. Society for Historical Archaeology, Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Originally published in Historical Archaeology 1996 30(3):49-75.

Groover, Mark D. 2000 Creolization and the Archaeology of Multiethnic Households in the American South. Historical Archaeology 34(3):99-106.

Cabak, Melanie A., Mark D. Groover, and Mary M. Inkrot 1999 Rural Modernization During the Recent Past: Farmstead Archaeology in the Aiken Plateau. Historical Archaeology 33(4):19-43.

Stine, Linda F., Melanie A. Cabak, and Mark D. Groover 1996 Blue Beads as African American Cultural Symbols. Historical Archaeology 30(3):49-75.

Cabak, Melanie A., Mark D. Groover, and Scott J. Wagers 1995 Health Care and the Wayman A.M.E. Church. Historical Archaeology 29(2):55-76.

Groover, Mark D. 1994 Evidence for Folkways and Cultural Exchange in the 18th-Century South Carolina Backcountry. Historical Archaeology 28(1):41-64.

Course Schedule
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    Hist Arch of Eastern
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    M W F
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    BB 309
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    Hist Arch of Eastern
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    543
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    1200-1250
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    M W F
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    BB 309