Professor of Anthropology
Chair of Sociology and Anthropology Department
Sociology And Anthropology
205 Adams Hall
Scott MacEachern specializes in African archaeology and ethnoarchaeology; research involves the study of state formation and ethnicity in Iron Age Central Africa.
Many of my papers are available at http://bowdoin.academia.edu/ScottMacEachern
2015 African models in global histories. In Theory in Africa, Africa in theory: locating meaning in archaeology, edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones and Jeffrey Fleisher. Routledge Publishing, London.
2015 What was the Wandala state, and who are the Wandala? In Ethnic ambiguity and the African past: materiality, history, and the shaping of cultural identities, edited by François Richard and Kevin MacDonald, pp. 172-191. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek CA.
Wright, David, Scott MacEachern and Jaeyoung Lee
2014 Analysis of feature intervisibility and cumulative visibility using GIS, Bayesian and spatial statistics: a study from the Mandara Mountains, Northern Cameroon. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112191.
2013 Genetics and archaeology. Oxford handbook of African archaeology, edited by Peter Mitchell and Paul Lane, pp. 65-76. Oxford University Press, Oxford and London.
MacEachern, Scott, David Scott, Jean-Marie Datouang Djoussou and Molly Carlson
2013 Iron artifacts from the DGB-1 site, northern Cameroon: metallurgical analysis and ethnoarchaeological analogies. Journal of African Archaeology 11(1): 39-54.
MacEachern, Scott and Nicholas David
2013 Monumental architecture in mountain landscapes: the diy-geɗ-bay sites of northern Cameroon. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 48(2): 241-262.
2013 Time on the timeless continent: history and archaeological chronologies in the southern Lake Chad Basin. In Big histories, human lives: tackling problems of scale in archaeology, edited by Tim Pauketat and John Robb, pp. 123-144. School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe.
2012 Wandala and the DGB sites: political centralisation and its alternatives north of the Mandara Mountains. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 47(2): 272-287.
2012 The Holocene history of the southern Lake Chad Basin: archaeological, linguistic and genetic evidence. African Archaeological Review 29(2): 253-271.
2012 The prehistory of the northern Mandara Mountains and surrounding plains. In Metals in Mandara Mountains’ society and culture, edited by Nicholas David, pp. 29-67. Red Sea Press, Trenton NJ.
2012 Rethinking the Mandara political landscape: enslavement, climate and an entry into history in the second millennium AD. In Power and Landscape in Atlantic West Africa, edited by Akin Ogundiran and J. Cameron Monroe, pp. 309-338. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
2011 The concept of race in contemporary anthropology. In Race and ethnicity: the United States and the world, 2nd edition, edited by Raymond Scupin, pp. 34-57. Prentice Hall, New York.
2011 Enslavement and everyday life: living with slave raiding in the northern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon. In Slavery in Africa: archaeology and memory (Proceedings of the British Academy 168), edited by Paul Lane and Kevin MacDonald, pp. 109-124. Oxford University Press, Oxford and London.
2010 Komé – Kribi: rescue archaeology along the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline, 1999-2004/ De Komé à Kribi: archéologie preventive le long le oléoduc Tchad-Cameroun, 1999-2004. With Philippe Lavachery, Tchago Bouimon and Christophe Mbida. Journal of African Archaeology Monograph Series Volumes 4 and 5 (separate English and French versions). Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt.
2010 Seeing like an oil company’s CHM programme: Exxon and archaeology on the Chad Export Project. Journal of Social Archaeology 10(3): 457-476. ( http://jsa.sagepub.com)
DGB Archaeological Project. 2008-present – Director of an archaeological research project in northern Cameroon. Fieldwork in 2008 and 2010/2011.
Chad Development Project. April, 1999 - present - Establishment of archaeological research programme, training and archaeological survey along oil pipeline right-of-way for World Bank/ExxonMobil, southwestern Chad/eastern Cameroon.
Projet Maya-Wandala. May, 1992 - present - Director of an archaeological and ethnohistorical research project in northern Cameroon and Nigeria. Fieldwork 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996.
Independent Research. May - July, 1987, August - September, 1991 - Archival research in the French and British colonial archives.
Mandara Archaeological Project. January - August, 1984, January - December, 1986, May - July, 1989 - Associate researcher with Dr. Nicholas David (University of Calgary). Archaeological, ethnoarchaeological and ethnohistorical research in Cameroon.