Wesley Bernardini

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Areas of Expertise

Southwest Archaeology

Hopi Tribe

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Migration and Identity

Cultural Affiliation




Ph.D., Anthropology, Arizona State University

M.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University

B.A., Anthropology, Arizona State University

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Degrees held





Southwest Archaeology

Hopi Tribe

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Migration and Identity

Cultural Affiliation



Courses Offered

Introduction to Archaeology

Who Owns the Past?

Science vs. Pseudoscience

Mapping People, Mapping Place


2013: "The Non-Diagnostic Sherd Problem: Lessons from Jeddito Yellow Ware Typology." Kiva, in press.

2011: "Migration in Fluid Social Landscapes: Units and Processes." In Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration, edited by Graciela Cabana and Jeffery Clark, pp 31-44. University of Florida Press.

2011: (senior author with Severin Fowles) "Becoming Hopi, Becoming Tewa: Two Pueblo Histories of Movement." In Movement, Connectivity, and Landscape Change in the Ancient Southwest, edited by Margaret Nelson and Colleen Strawhacker, pp. 253-274. University Press of Colorado, Denver.

2011: "North, South, and Center: an Outline of Hopi Ethnogenesis." In Religious Transformation in the Late Prehispanic Pueblo World, edited by S. Van Keuren and D. Glowacki, pp. 196-220. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2009: "Hopi History in Stone: The Tutuveni Petroglyph Site." Arizona State Museum Press, Tucson.

2009: "Hopi Clan Traditions and the Pedigree of Ceremonial Objects." In Enduring Motives: Religious Traditions of the Americas, edited by Warren DeBoer and Linea Sundstrom. University of Alabama Press.

2009: "Migration in Fluid Social Landscapes: Units and Processes." In Current Developments in the Anthropological Study of Past Human Migration. University of Florida Press

2008: "Identity as History: Hopi Clans and the Curation of Oral Tradition." Journal of Anthropological Research 64:483-509

2007: (senior author with Leigh Kuwanwisiwma) "Hopi Perspectives on the Archaeology of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument." In Learning from the Land, ed. Marietta Eaton. Bureau of Land Management, Cedar City, Utah.

2007: "Understanding Ancestral Hopi Migration and Identity, A.D. 1275-1400." Archaeology Southwest 21(2):9.

2006: "Jeddito Yellow Ware and Hopi Ethnogenesis." Kiva 72(3):295-328.

2006: "The Tutuveni Petroglyph Site." Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, Kykotsmovi, AZ.

2005: Hopi Oral Tradition and the Archaeology of Identity. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2005: Ethnographic Overview for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, Kykotsmovi, AZ, and the Bureau of Land Management.

2005: "Reconsidering Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Prehistoric Cultural Identity: A Case Study from the American Southwest." American Antiquity 70(1):31-54.

2005: (senior author with C. Carr) "Hopewell Copper Celts from Eastern North America: Their Social and Symbolic Significance." In Gathering Hopewell: Society, Ritual and Ritual Interaction, edited by C. Carr and D. T. Case, pp. 624-647. Plenum Press, New York.

2004: "Hopewell Geometric Earthworks: A Case Study in the Referential and Experiential Meaning of Monuments." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 23(3):331-356.

2004: (senior author with G. M. Brown) "The Formation of Settlement Clusters on Anderson Mesa." In The Protohistoric Pueblo World, A.D. 1275-1600, edited by E. Charles Adams and Andrew I. Duff, pp. 108-118. University of Arizona Press.

2002: "The Gathering of the Clans; Understanding Ancestral Hopi Migration and Identity, A.D. 1275-1400." Ph.D. dissertation on file at Arizona State University, Tempe. Received the 2003 Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award.

1999: "Kiln Firing Groups: Inter-Household Economic Collaboration and Social Organization in the Northern American Southwest." American Antiquity 65(2):365-378.

1999: Reassessing the Scale of Social Action at Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Kiva 64(4): 447-470.

1998: "Conflict, Migration, and the Social Environment: Interpreting Architectural Change in Early and Late Pueblo IV Aggregations." In Migration and Reorganization: The Pueblo IV Period in the American Southwest, ed. by K. Spielmann, pp. 91-114. Arizona State University Research Paper No. 51.

1996: "Transitions in Social Organization: A Predictive Model from Southwestern Archaeology," Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 15:372-402.

Invited Presentations

Awards, Honors, Grants

2010: Senior PI (With Gregson Schachner), "Ratiocarbon dates for archaeological sites in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona" Hawai'i-Pacific Islands Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Task Agreement, National Park Service ($14,100).

2008: Project Lead, "Ceramic Connections: Documenting Ties Between the Hopi Mesas and the Verde Region in the 14th Century, A.D." Supplement to NSF grant BCS-0613201 ($19,985).

2008: Project Lead, "Landscape, Movement, and Human Behavior: Anthropological Approaches" sub-award. Federal Geospatial Community Educational Support, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency ($32,000).

2002: Society for American Archaeology Dissertation Award.

2001: National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant ($12,000).

2001: Robert H. Lister Fellowship, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, ($5,000).

2001: Joe Ben Wheat Research Scholarship, University of Colorado ($2,500).

1995, 1994: Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.