Nelson, Margaret

Nelson, Margaret
Arizona State University

Margaret C. Nelson conducts research on long-term cycles of change in human organization and land use. Her current interest is on changing economic and social strategies associated with population aggregation and dispersion among pueblo dwellers of the 11th through 14th centuries in the Mogollon Region. This research has been funded by NGS, NIH, U.S. Department of Education and private foundations. Nelson is lead PI of an interdisciplinary research group from ecology and anthropology examining cycles of stability and transformation across the last 1,000 years in the North American Southwest and Northern Mexico.

In addition, she has examined aspects of the current status of women in archaeology. She has served on the Executive Board of the Society for American Archaeology and as treasurer for the Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association. She is a member and past chair of the Society for American Archaeology's Committee on the Status of Women in Archaeology.