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Dennis L. Toom, Ph.D
Dennis L. Toom

Program Director and Research Archeologist

Office: Babock Hall, Room 304
Phone: 701-777-2437


Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Colorado, 1992
M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1979
B.A., Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado, 1974

Research Interests:

Dr. Toom is director of archeological research and senior principal investigator in the Department of Anthropology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. For the past 25 years he has specialized in the prehistoric archeology of the Northern Great Plains, especially the ceramic period and the Plains Village tradition. Other interests include applications in archeological geology and archeological physics.

Dr. Toom is a former board member (1994-1996) and past president (1996) of the Plains Anthropological Society.

Prominent Publications Include:

Early Village Formation in the Middle Missouri Subarea of the Plains (Research in Economic Anthropology, 1992).

Radiocarbon Dating of the Western Initial Middle Missouri Variant (Plains Anthropologist, 1992).

Archeology of the Medicine Crow Site Complex (Illinois State Museum, 1995, with Stanley A. Ahler).

The Big House at Whistling Elk Village (Plains Anthropologist, 2002, with Kenneth L. Kvamme).

Cambria and the Initial Middle Missouri Variant Revisited (Wisconsin Archeologist, 2003, with Dale R. Henning, in press).

Northeastern Plains Village Time Lines and Relations (Plains Anthropologist, 2004, forthcoming).

updated 8 February 2010

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