Sarah Surface-EvansAnspach Hall 138
(989) 774-1935
Email: sarah.surface@cmich.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2009
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 2004
  • B.A., Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, 2000

  

Areas of Teaching Expertise

  • North American Archaeology, specialization in the Eastern Woodlands and Great Lakes
  • Cultural landscape studies and human-environment relationships
  • Geographic Information Science analysis and geophysical prospecting methodologies
  • Action archeology and community-based historic preservation initiatives

 

Research Interests

  • North American archaeology, specialization in the Eastern Woodlands and Great Lakes
  • Cultural landscape studies and human-environment relationships
  • Geographic Information Science and spatial statistical modeling
  • Action archeology and community-based historic preservation initiatives

  

Selected Publications

  • 2016. Surface-Evans, Sarah. Landscapes of Assimilation & Resistance: A Spatial Analysis of the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School. In Colonial Institutions: uses, subversions, and material afterlives, edited by Laura McAtackney and Russell Palmer. Special Edition of the International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 20(3).
  • 2015. Surface-Evans, Sarah. Archaeological investigations of the barn structure at McGulpin Point Lighthouse (20Em140). Michigan Archaeologist. Volume 55; 1-74.
  • 2015. Surface-Evans, Sarah. Micro-Landscape Features and Human Settlement in the Kankakee Marsh Region of Northwestern Indiana. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.​ Vol. 40 No. 2, Summer, 2015, 166-189.
  • 2012. White, Devin and Sarah Surface-Evans (editors). Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes: Archaeological Case Studies. University of Utah Press.
  • 2012. Surface-Evans, Sarah. Cost Catchments: A Least Cost Application for Modeling Hunter-Gatherer Land Use. In Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes: Archaeological Case Studies. D. White and S. Surface-Evans, editors. University of Utah Press.​
  • 2012. Surface-Evans, Sarah and Devin White. An Introduction to the Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes. In Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes: Archaeological Case Studies. D. White and S. Surface-Evans, editors. University of Utah Press.
  • 2012. Surface-Evans, Sarah and Misty Jackson. Feminine Voices in Archaeology: Promoting Community, Collaboration, and Mentoring. The SAA Archaeological Record. Volume 12(1):22-25.
  • 2010. Surface-Evans, Sarah. Sustainable Forestry and Archaeology: A Case Study for GIScience Aiding Land Use Planning in Michigan. Michigan Archaeologist, Omnibus Issue (2004-2006), Volumes 50-52.

Recent Grants/Contracts

  • Archaeological Research at 40 Mile Point Light Station, contract with Presque Isle County and the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse Society, 2015-2016
  • Cultural Resource Management Project at McGulpin Lighthouse and Northern Emmet County, 2013, contract with Emmet County, (Jay Martin, co-PI), 2013-2014
  • Heritage Village Phase I, Emmet County, MI: 2012, contract with the Mackinaw Area Historical Society and Village of Mackinaw City, 2012​