Todd A Pitezel
- Associate Curator
- Ph.D. Anthropology
- The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- From Archaeology to Ideology in Northwest Mexico: Cerro de Moctezuma in the Casas Grandes Ritual Landscape
- M.A. Anthropology
- University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Typological and Temporal Definition in the Casas Grandes Ceramics: A Study from the Casas Grandes Volumes
- B.A. Anthropology
- University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
- Associate Curator of Archaeology, Arizona State Museum, The University of Arizona (2016 - Ongoing)
- Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Arizona State Musuem, The University of Arizona (2010 - 2016)
- Program Coordinator Senior, State Repatriation, Arizona State Musuem, The University of Arizona (2010)
- Program Coordinator, State Repatriation, Arizona State Musuem, The University of Arizona (2008 - 2010)
- Land Manager of the Year
- Arizona Site Stewards Program, Arizona State Parks, Spring 2015
- Appreciation Award
- Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, Spring 2014
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- Whalen, M. E., & Pitezel, T. A. (2016). Casas Grandes and Its Closest Neighbors. In Discovering Paquimé(pp 41-46). Tucson, AZ and Dragoon, AZ: The University of Arizona Press and the Amerind Foundation.
- Whalen, M. E., & Pitezel, T. (2015). Settlement Patterns in the Casas Grandes Area. In Ancient Paquimé and the Casas Grandes World(pp 101-125). Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.
- Searcy, M. T., & Pitezel, T. A. (2017). An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective on Ground Stone Production at the Santiago Quarry in the Casas Grandes Region of Chihuahua, Mexico. Latin American Antiquity, 29(1), 1-16.
- Whalen, M. E., MacWilliams, A. C., & Pitezel, T. (2010). RECONSIDERING THE SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF CASAS GRANDES, CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO. AMERICAN ANTIQUITY, 75(3), 527-550.More infoThe site of Casas Grandes (or Paquime) in northwest Chihuahua, Mexico, originally was estimated to contain some 2,300 rooms, placing it at the top of known prehispanic pueblo sizes. Its rooms were seen as arranged in blocks of as many as five stories, forming a vast, U-shaped pueblo. This room count and configuration are cited often in the past and present literature. We contend that Casas Grandes originally was interpreted in the most liberal terms. We reexamine it with a more conservative approach, and a different characterization emerges. The U-shaped configuration cannot be supported. Instead, we see a central, linear room block, a small part of which contained three stories. It was flanked on the west by well-known ritual architecture and surrounded on all sides by small, scattered, contemporary, one-story room units. The original room count estimation is reduced by about 50 percent, as is the concomitant estimate of nearly 5,000 residents. This has implications for extant models of the internal and regional organization of Casas Grandes.
- Searcy, M., & Pitezel, T. A. (2017, April). Sourcing Basalt from the Santiago Quarry in Chihuahua, Mexico, using X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- Searcy, M., & Pitezel, T. A. (2016, April). Excavations at Vista del Valle, a Viejo Period Site of teh Casas Grandes Cultural Tradition in Chihuahua, Mexico. 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Orlando, FL.
- Searcy, M., & Pitezel, T. A. (2016, October). Assessing Mesoamerica as a Concept and a Region in the Archaeology of the Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico. 19th Biennial Mogollon Archaeology Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
- Pitezel, T., & Searcy, M. (2015, April 15-19). Recent Explorations for Casas Grandes Viejo Period Settlement. Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. San Francisco.
- Searcy, M., & Pitezel, T. (2014, April). Using Ethnoarchaeology to Interpret the First Ground Stone Quarry Discovered in the Casas Grandes Region. Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Austin, TX.
- Cajigas, R. M., Watson, J. T., & Pitezel, T. (2016, January 15). Anthropogenic Influences on Terrace Soil Development at Tumamoc Hill. Southwest Symposium.
- Rachel, C., Watson, J. T., & Pitezel, T. A. (2016, January). Anthropogenic Influences on Terrace Soil Development at Tumamoc Hill. 15th Biennial Southwest Symposium. Tucson, AZ.
- Pitezel, T. (2015, November). ASM Policy on Qualifications of Project Directors.
- Pitezel, T. (2015, November). Principal Investigator Qualification Form.
- Pitezel, T. (2015, November). Project Director Qualification Form.
- Pitezel, T. A. (2015, August). Records Management and Repository Agreement.
- Pitezel, T. A. (2015, December). Internal ASM Policy, Procedure, and Workflow for Final Reports Submitted to ASM under Arizona Antiquities Act Permits.
- Pitezel, T. (2013, January). ASM Policy Regarding Excavation of Human Remains on Private Land.
- Pitezel, T. (2014, March). Arizona Antiquities Act Project-specfic Permit Recommendation to the Director Form.
- Pitezel, T. (2014, March). Illuminating the Hohokam: A Celebration of the Archaeological Legacies of Paul R. Fish and Suzanne K. Fish.More infoTemporary Exhibit, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona: 2 cases using 45 archaeological objects to showcase the scholarship of Dr. Paul Fish and Dr. Suzanne Fish from their 30 years of Hohokam archaeology. Text writing. Coordination of video display.
- Pitezel, T. (2014, November). ASM Policy on Qualifications of Principal Investigators.
- Pitezel, T., & Watson, J. T. (2014, September). Defining the Chronology of Terrace Constructions at Tumamoc Hill in Tucson, Pima County: A Research Design and Work Plan.
- Watson, J. T., Mcclelland, J., & Pitezel, T. (2013). "Stand fast and suffer long": The ethics of repatriation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY.