Hannah Mattson

Assistant Professor

Photo: Hannah Mattson


At UNM since 
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Introduction to Archaeological Method and Theory (Anth 1211)
  • Southwest Archaeology (Anth 321/521)
  • Archaeology Field Session (Anth 375/575)
  • Archaeological Measurement and Laboratory Analysis (Anth 473L/573L)
  • Managing Cultural Resources (Anth 420/592)


MA, University of New Mexico (2002)

PhD, University of New Mexico (2015)
Dissertation:Identity and Material Practice in the Chacoan World: Ornamentation and Utility Ware Pottery


Ceramic technology, personal adornment, materiality, social identity, ritual practice, agricultural production and agrarian settlement organization, public archaeology, US Southwest

Recent Publications:

In press Mattson, H. Using Old Collections to Gain New Insights on Totah Social Identity: Ornaments, Age, and Status at Aztec Ruin. In Pushing Boundaries:Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Southwest Symposium, edited by S Nash. University of Colorado Press, Boulder.

In press   Mattson, H, and J Kocer. Ornaments, Mineral Specimens, and Shell Specimens from Room 28. In The House of the Cylinder Jars: Room 28 at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, edited by PL Crown. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

2018   Mattson, H. Chacoan Ornaments. Archaeology Southwest 32(2): 41-42.

2018   Mattson, H. Prehistoric Jewelry from New Mexico. In American Jewelry from New Mexico: Tradition and Innovation, edited by Andrew Connors. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.

2016     Mattson, H. Gray Ware from the Pueblo Bonito Mounds. In The Pueblo Bonito Mounds of Chaco Canyon: Material Culture and Fauna, edited by Patricia L. Crown, pp. 13-52. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque.

2016     Mattson, H. Ornaments as Socially Valuable Objects: Jewelry and Identity in the Chaco and Post-Chaco Worlds. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 42:122-139.

2016     Crown, PL, K Marden, H Mattson. Foot Notes: The Social Implications of Polydactyly and Foot Imagery at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon. American Antiquity 81(3): 426-448.