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Casey, Joanna

Associate Professor

My current research involves prehistoric Archaeology and ethnoarchaeology in Northern Ghana. I have an on-going archaeology project doing excavation and analysis at the multi-component Birimi Site near the towns of Gambaga and Nalerigu in the Northern Region of Ghana.My primary archaeological interest is in the origins and nature of early food production in West Africa. Toward that end, my technical specialty is the analysis of informal stone tool technologies.

Biographical Profile

College Arts and Sciences, College of
Department Anthropology
Phone 803 777-6700
Tenure Status Tenured

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Interest Keywords
Ethnoarchaeology, prehistory, West Africa
Institutional Focus Areas
Social Sciences
Personal Focus Areas
Anthropology, Archaeology

International Activity

International Activities
Yes
Type of Activity
Research
Countries
Ghana, Ethiopia, England
Description
I conduct ethnographic and archaeological research in Ghana, West Africa and in Tigray, Ethiopia. I am just finishing a long term project on women's networks and small scale trade in rural Northern Ghana. I am starting a new project on pottery markets in northern Ethiopia.
Institution/Entity
Dept. of Archaeology, University of Ghana & Ghana Ntl. Museums & Monuments Board, Ghana; Dept. of Archaeology, University of Calgary (Ethopian Project).
Extended Residence in Foreign Country
Yes ()
Speaks Non-English Language
No

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1993 University of Toronto PhD Anthropology
1980 Simon Fraser University Archaeology
1987 Simon Fraser University MA Archaeology

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
1992 - 1994 Lecturer, Anthropology, University of Toronto
1994 - 1999 Adjunct Professor, Anthropology, University of Toronto
1995 - 2001 Assistant Professor, Anthropology, USC
2001 - Present Associate Professor, Antropology, USC
2003 Visiting Lecturer, Archaeology, University of Ghana

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
2004 Award Two Thumbs Up Award, Office for Students with Disabilities
2004 Award Citation, University of Ghana
2007 Award Nominated for a Michael Mungo Graduate Teaching Award
2008 Award College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor Professional Development Award

Publications, Exhibits, Performances, & Productions

Books 0 Refereed Journal Articles 0
Non-Refereed Journal Articles 3 Refereed Chapters in Books 0
Non-Refereed Chapters in Books 2 Proceedings 0
Juried Exhibits, Performances, Productions 0 Non-Juried Exhibits, Performances, Productions 0
Invited Lectures 0 Other Works 0

List of Publications or Creative Works

Casey, Joanna (2000). The Kintampo Complex: The Late Holocene on the Gambaga Escarpment, Northern Ghana. , Archaeopress
D'Andrea, A.C., Klee, M, Casey, Joanna (2001). Antiquity. 341-348
D'Andrea, A.C., Casey, Joanna (2002). African Archaeological Review. 19: 147-173
Casey, Joanna (2003). Under the Canopy: Rainforest Hunter-Gatherers in Prehistory. , University Press 35-63
Casey, Joanna (2005). Holocene Occupations of the Forest and Savanna in Archaeology: A Critical Introduction. , Blackwell 225-248

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding(Past Seven Years)

GA: Helena Ferguson (13590-KP00)
Sponsor:  Historic Columbia Foundation
Total Requested:  $11,000
Grant #  ,08/23/2007 - 05/09/2008
GA: Romel Lacson (13590-GP02)
Sponsor:  SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
Total Requested:  $3,900
Grant # HS-08-034/696945,01/29/2008 - 08/15/2008
GA: Romel Lacson (13590-GP03)
Sponsor:  SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)
Total Requested:  $17,000
Grant # HS-09-034/741145,08/27/2008 - 08/15/2009
GA: Helena Ferguson (13590-KP01)
Sponsor:  Historic Columbia Foundation
Total Requested:  $11,000
Grant #  ,08/15/2008 - 05/15/2009
CV last updated 06/04/2012 15:29 EDT
Publications last updated 03/10/2010 15:20 EST
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