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BA (Miami, Ohio) MA, PhD (New Mexico)
Professor Munson is an anthropological archaeologist whose research focuses on the archaeology of art, especially in the US Southwest. She is currently working on the materiality of colour in the Ancestral Pueblo world.
Her book The Archaeology of Art in the American Southwest (2011, AltaMira) provides a broad overview of method and theory as applied to studies of art in the past, addressing aspects of artists, audiences, images, and aesthetics in the Southwest. The book was a finalist for the 2011 New Mexico Book Awards. More information is available here.
In addition to her work in the Southwest, Munson is also the co-editor with Susan M. Jamieson, of Before Ontario: The Archaeology of a Province (2013, McGill Queen's University Press). The book provides a lively and engaging overview of Ontario archaeology for a general audience. Ordering information is available here.
Additional publications include:
Munson, Marit K.
2011 Iconography, space, and practice: Rio Grande rock art, AD
1150-1600. In Religious Transformation in the Late Pre-Hispanic
Pueblo World, edited by D. M. Glowacki and S. Van Keuren, pp. 109-129. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.
2011 Gender, art, and ritual hierarchy in the Ancient Pueblos of the
Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. In Comparative Archaeologies: The American Southwest (AD 900-1600) and the Iberian Peninsula (3000-1500 BC), edited by Katina T. Lillios, pp.189-208. Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK.
Munson, Marit K. and Kelley Hays-Gilpin
2011 Women and men in black and white. In Mimbres Lives and
Landscapes, edited by Margaret C. Nelson and Michelle Hegmon, pp.57-63. SAR Press, Santa Fe, NM.
Munson, Marit K. and Genevieve Head
2011 Surveying Petroglyph Hill: Cultural landscapes of the Galisteo
Basin. In Burnt Corn Pueblo: Conflagration and Conflict in the Galisteo Basin A.D. 1250-1325, edited by J. E. Snead and M. Allen, pp. 94-111. Anthropological Papers. vol. 74. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
Chapman, Kenneth M., and Marit K. Munson (editor)
2007 Kenneth Chapman's Santa Fe: Artists and Archaeologists, 1907-
1931, SAR Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Finalist for 2008 New Mexico Book Awards.
A 2008 Southwest Book of the Year, Pima County (AZ) Public
Munson, Marit K.
2006 Picturing differences: Gender, ritual, and power in Mimbres
imagery. In Mimbres Society, edited by V. Powell-Marti and P. A. Gilman, pp. 85-108. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
2000 "Sex, Gender, and Status: Human Images from the Classic
Mimbres." American Antiquity 65:127-143.