Ladder Rank Faculty

Tsim D Schneider
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2472
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-5900
  • Website
  • Office Location 305 Social Sciences 1
  • Office Hours W 9-11 AM
  • Mail Stop Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Anthropology, Archaeology, Colonialism, California History, Indigenous Peoples, Material Science
  • Courses Taught ANTH 170 - History of Archaeological Theory, ANTH 176A - North American Archaeology, ANTH 176F - California Archaeology, ANTH 196U - Historical Anthropology, Forthcoming - Indigenous Archaeology

Research Interests

Anthropological archaeology, culture contact and colonialism, Spanish missions, borderlands, landscape and place, social memory, lithics, indigenous archaeology, California and North America

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley

M.A. - University of Texas at Austin

B.A. - University of Texas at Austin

Specializing in the archaeology of culture contact and colonialism, Dr. Schneider has worked on archaeological projects throughout California and also in Texas, Hawaii, Baja California, and Tuscany, Italy. In cooperation with the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and landowners, Dr. Schneider is currently co-directing an archaeological project in Marin County examining social resiliency and change within mission-era (AD 1776-1830s) and post-mission Native American communities. This research is funded by grants from the American Philosophical Society and the National Science Foundation.

Recent research features:

National Science Foundation on Facebook

Audubon Canyon Ranch - "Conservation in Action"

Honors, Awards and Grants

2013-2015, University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship

2009-2010, University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship

Selected Publications

2015    “Placing Refuge and the Archaeology of Indigenous Hinterlands in Colonial California.” American Antiquity 80(4):695-713.

2015    “Envisioning Colonial Landscapes Using Mission Registers, Radiocarbon, and Stable Isotopes: An Experimental Approach from San Francisco Bay.” American Antiquity 80(3):511-529.

2015     “Expanding Mission Archaeology: A Landscape Approach to Indigenous Autonomy in Colonial California” by Lee M. Panich and Tsim D. Schneider. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 40:48-58.

2014    Indigenous Landscapes and Spanish Missions: New Perspectives from Archaeology and Ethnohistory, edited by Lee M. Panich and Tsim D. Schneider. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.