Frank (Ted) E. Goebel


Frank E. (Ted) Goebel
  • Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Anthropology
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993
  • Fall 2022 Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 2:00 - 4:00pm; Tues. 10:00 - 11:00am in FR 630 and by appointment.

Contact Info

630 Fraser Hall
Lawrence
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Education

Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1993, Fairbanks, AK
M.A. in Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1990, Fairbanks, AK

Specialization

Peopling of the Americas; Paleoindian and Paleolithic hunter-gatherer adaptations; prehistory of western North America, Alaska, and Asia.

ANTH 201 Introduction to Anthropology

ANTH 302 Archaeology of North America

ANTH 330 Archaeology Roadshow

ANTH 330 Field Research in Anthropology

ANTH 350 Old World Archaeology

ANTH 350 Archaeology of the Old World

ANTH 412 Archaeological Theory

ANTH 447/647 Lithic Artifact Analysis

ANTH 489/621 Lithic Technology

ANTH 602 Archaeological Methods and Theory

ANTH 647 Lithic Technological Organization

ANTH 651 Pleistocene Prehistory of NE Asia & Alaska

ANTH 657 Lithic Technological Organization

ANTH 662 Method/Theory in the Peopling of the Americas

ANTH 689 Great Basin Prehistory & Paleoecology

ANTH 689 Method & Theory in Peopling of the Americas

ANTH 689 Pleistocene Prehistory of NE Asia & Alaska

LBAR 181 Liberal Arts Freshman Seminar

LBAR 181 Liberal Arts Freshman Seminar

Teaching

Stone-artifact analysis; evolutionary ecology

Selected Publications

Goebel, T. (2022, in press) Opposites Attract: Why a Bi-polar, Hemispheric Perspective to the Peopling of the Americas is Needed. In Archaeology of Piedra Museo Locality: An Open Window to the Early Population of Patagonia, edited by L. Miotti, M. Salemme, and D. Hermo. Springer. 

Lynch, J., C. Doherty, T. Goebel, and P. Barker (2022, in press) The Younger-Dryas-aged Stemmed Points from Smith Creek Cave, Nevada. In Current Perspectives on Stemmed and Fluted Technologies in the American Far West, edited by K. McDonough, J. Pratt, and R. Rosencrance. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Goebel, T., B. Hockett, D. Rhode, and K. Graf (2021) Prehistoric Human Response to Climate Change in the Bonneville Basin, Western North America: The Bonneville Estates Rockshelter Radiocarbon Chronology. Quaternary Science Reviews 260:106930.

Goebel, T., S. Gonzalez, M. Kornfeld, M. L. Larson, and A. Tetenkin (2021) In Memoriam: Remembering the Scientists We Lost in 2020. PaleoAmerica 7(2):93-98.

Gómez Coutouly, Y. A., A. K. Gore, C. E. Holmes, K. E. Graf, and T. Goebel (2020) “Knapping, My Child, is Made of Errors”: Apprentice Knappers at Swan Point and Little Panguingue Creek, Two Prehistoric Sites in Central Alaska. Lithic Technology, https://doi.or/10.1080/01977261.2020. 1805201.

Graf, K. E., A. K. Gore, J. A. Melton, T. Marks, L. DiPietro, T. Goebel, M. R. Waters, and D. Rhode (2020) Recent Excavations at Owl Ridge, Interior Alaska: Site Stratigraphy, Chronology, and Site Formation and Implications for Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Peopling of Eastern Beringia. Geoarchaeology 35(1):3-26.

Pratt, J., T. Goebel, and K. E. Graf (2020) A Circum-Pacific Perspective on the Origin of Stemmed Points in North America. PaleoAmerica 6(1):64-108.

Selected Presentations

International and National Conferences

Goebel, T. (2021) Interpreting Technological Activities and Organization at McDonald Creek, Central Alaska, c. 13,900 Calendar Years Ago. Poster presented at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, online, April 17.

Goebel, T., B. Hockett, D. Rhode, and K. Graf (2020) Human Response to Climate Change in the Bonneville Basin, Western North America: The Bonneville Estates Radiocarbon Chronology. Poster presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, online, December 7.

Regional Conferences

Goebel, T., B. Hockett, D. Rhode, and K. Graf (2021) The Chronology of Paleoindian Occupation at Bonneville Estates Rockshelter, Western Bonneville Basin, Nevada.Paper presented at the 37th Great Basin Anthropological Conference, Las Vegas, October 15.

Goebel, T., and H. Smith (2019) Context and Chronology at Two Early Sites on the Seward Peninsula. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Nome, AK, March 2.

Graf, K., J. Esdale, and T. Goebel (2019) The McDonald Creek Site and the Peopling of Beringia and the Americas. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Nome, AK, March 2.

Smith, H., and T. Goebel (2019) The Fluted Projectile-Point Site at Serpentine Hot Springs. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association, Nome, AK, March 2.

Creative Works

ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Principal Investigator, Excavations at Paleoindian sites in Harney basin, Oregon, 2018-present.

Grants & Other Funded Activity

National Foundation Research Grants

McDonough, K., and T. Goebel (2020) Doctoral Dissertation Research: Human Foodways in the Context of Environmental Change. Dissertation proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation, Archaeology program, $19,071.

Doherty, C., and T. Goebel (2020) Excavations at Smith Creek Cave, Nevada. Proposal submitted to the Elfrieda Frank Foundation, $25,000.

Lynch, J., and T. Goebel (2019) Doctoral Dissertation Research: Exploring the Function and Adaptive Context of Paleo-Arctic Projectile Points. Dissertation proposal submitted to the National Science Foundation, Archaeology and Arctic Social Science programs, $15,957.

Pratt, J., and T. Goebel (2019) Excavations at Weed Lake Ditch Site, Oregon. Proposal submitted to the Elfrieda Frank Foundation, $25,000.

White, J., and T. Goebel (2019) Preliminary Investigations of Paleoecology and Human Habitation of Late Pleistocene Southcentral Alaska. Proposal submitted to the Rust Family Foundation, $6800.

Memberships

EDITORSHIPS

Editor, PaleoAmerica, 2014-present.

Associate Editor, Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, 2017-present. 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society for American Archaeology

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society