Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Daniel Rogers

Curator Emeritus (North American Archaeology)
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Chicago (1987)
  • M.A. in Anthropology, University of Oklahoma (1982)
  • B.A. in Anthropology, minor in Zoology, University of Oklahoma (1976)
Research Interests

Dr. Rogers is a specialist in archaeology, history, and computational modeling.  He studies the development of empires, culture contact, colonialism, and theories of social complexity.

Publications
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2019. "The Complexity of Nomadic Empires." Social Evolution & History 18 (2): 145– 162. https://doi.org/10.30884/seh/2019.02.08
  • Stephens, Lucas, Fuller, Dorian, Boivin, Nicole, Rick, Torben C., Gauthier, Nicolas, Kay, Andrea, Marwick, Ben, Armstrong, Chelsey Geralda Denise, Barton, C. Michael, Denham, Tim, Douglass, Kristina, Driver, Jonathan, Janz, Lisa, Roberts, Patrick, Rogers, J. Daniel, Thakar, Heather, Altaweel, Mark, Johnson, Amber L., Sampietro Vattuone, Maria Marta, Aldenderfer, Mark, Archila, Sonia, Artioli, Gilberto, Bale, Martin T., Beach, Timothy, Borrell, Ferran et al. 2019. "Archaeological assessment reveals Earth's early transformation through land use." Science 365 (6456): 897– 902. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax1192
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2018. "Strategies of Empire Expansion." in The Archaeology of Imperial Landscapes, edited by Düring, Bleda S. and Stek, Tesse D., 1 ed. 301– 323. Cambridge University Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2017. "Dynamic Trajectories, Adaptive Cycles, and Complexity in Culture Change." Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 24 (4): 1326– 1355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10816-017-9314-6
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2017. "Inner Asian polities and their built environment." Archaeological Research in Asia 11: 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ara.2017.03.002
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Cegielski, Wendy H. 2017. "Opinion: Building a better past with the help of agent-based modeling." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114 (49): 12841– 12844. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1718277114
  • Cegielski, Wendy H. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2016. "Rethinking the role of Agent-Based Modeling in archaeology." Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 41: 283– 298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2016.01.009
  • Alessa, Lilian, Kliskey, Andrew, Altaweel, Mark, Barton, Michael, Bankes, Steve, Bondizio, Eduardo, Brown, Dan, Feddema, Johannes, Grier, Colin, Liu, Jianguo, Moran, Emilio, Ozik, Jonathan, Park, Thomas, Rand, William, Rogers, J. Daniel, and Wang, Shaowen. 2015. Best Practices for Integrating Social Science into Social Ecological Systems Science: Future Directions for Building a More Resilient America. Moscow, Idaho: Center for Resilient Communities, University of Idaho.
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, Honeychurch, William, and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2015. "MASON Hierarchies: A Long-Range Agent Model of Power, Conflict, and Environment in Inner Asia." in Complexity of Interaction Along the Eurasian Steppe Zone in the First Millennium CE, edited by Brosseder, Ursula, Reichert, Susanne, and Stickler, Timo., 89– 113. Bonn: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn.
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, Linford, SamanthaJo, and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2015. "The Sustainability of Wealth among Nomads: An Agent-Based Approach." in Mathematics and Archaeology, edited by Barcelo, Juan A. and Bogdanovic, Igor., 431– 448. CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b18530-28
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2015. "Empire Dynamics and Inner Asia." in Complexity of Interaction Along the Eurasian Steppe Zone in the First Millennium CE, 73– 88.
  • Payette, Nicholas, Bujorianu, Marius, Ropella, Glen, Cline, Ken, Schank, Jeffrey, Miller, Matt, Jonsson, Sara, Gulyas, Laszlo, Legendi, Richard, Bochmann, Olaf, Luís, de Sousa, Voudouris, Vlasios, Kiose, Daniil, Szufel, Przemyslaw, Saul, Steve, McManus, John, Scarano, Vittorio, Cordasco, Gennaro, Hollander, Chris, Wiegand, Paul, Kazakova, Vera, Hrolenok, Brian, Rogers, J. Daniel, Schader, Michael, Luke, Sean et al. 2013. Future MASON Directions: Community Recommendations, Report of the 2013 MASON NSF Work.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2013. "Empire Dynamics." in The Complexity of Interaction Along the Eurasian Steppe Zone in the First Millennium AD: Empires, Cities, Nomads and Farmers, edited by Bemmann, J. and Brosseder, U., Bonn: Bonn University Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2013. "Pastoralist Mobility and Social Controls In Inner Asia: Experiments Using Agent-Based Modeling." Structure and Dynamics 6 (2):
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2012. "Inner Asian States and Empires: Theories and Synthesis." Journal of Archaeological Research 20 (3): 205– 256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10814-011-9053-2
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2012. "Comment on "Multi-Regional Emergence of Mobile Pastoralism and Non-Uniform Institutional Complexity Across Eurasia"." Current Anthropology 53 (1): 27– 28.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel, Nichols, Teresa, Emmerich, Theresa, Latek, Maciej, and Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio. 2012. "Modeling scale and variability in human–environmental interactions in Inner Asia." Ecological Modelling 241: 5– 14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.11.025
  • Cioffi-Revilla, C., Rogers, J. Daniel, and Latek, M. 2011. "Computing the Steppes: Data Analysis for Agent-Based Models of Polities in Inner Asia." in Xiongnu Archaeology: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of the First Steppe Empire in Inner Asia, edited by Brosseder, Ursula and Miller, Brian., 97– 110. Bonn: Bonn University Press.
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, Rogers, J. Daniel, and Hailegiorgis, Atesmachew. 2011. "Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Agent-Based Model Simulations for Sustainable Development." ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Transaction in Intelligent Systems and Technologies 3 (1):https://doi.org/10.1145/2036264.2036274
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2011. "Stable Isotope Analysis and Diet in Eastern Oklahoma." Southeastern Archaeology 30: 97– 107.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2011. "Spiro and the Development of a Regional Social System." in Artifacts from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, edited by Sievert, April K. and Rogers, J. Daniel., 1– 12. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Sievert, April K. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2011. "History of Spiro Research." in Artifacts from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, edited by Sievert, April K. and Rogers, J. Daniel., 13– 18. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • Sievert, April K., Rogers, J. Daniel, and Urcid, Javier. 2011. Artifacts from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.49.1
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, Rogers, J. Daniel, and Latek, Maciej. 2010. "The MASON HouseholdsWorld Model of Pastoral Nomad Societie." in Simulating Interacting Agents and Social Phenomena: The Second World Congress, edited by Takadama, Keiki, Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, and Deffaunt, Guillaumen., 193– 204. Tokyo: Springer.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2009. "Simulating the Past to Explore the Future." AnthroNotes 30 (2): 8– 9. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22443
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2009. "The Harlan Site." in Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia. Volume 1: Northeast and Southeast, edited by McManamon, Francis P., Cordell, Linda S., Lightfoot, Kent G., and Milner, George R., 322– 323. Westport: Greenwood Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2009. "Spiro Mounds Archaeological Park." in Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia. Volume 1, Northeast and Southeast, edited by McManamon, Francis P., Cordell, Linda S., Lightfoot, Kent G., and Milner, George R., 324– 327. Westport: Greenwood Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2009. "Ancient Cities of the Steppe." in Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire, edited by Fitzhugh, William W., Rossabi, Morris, and Honeychurch, William., 127– 131. Washington: Mongolian Preservation Foundation.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio. 2009. "Expanding Empires and the Analysis of Change." in Current Archaeological Research in Mongolia: Papers from the 1st International Conference on Archaeological Research in Mongolia held in Ulaanbaatar, August 19th-23rd, 2007, edited by Bemmann, Jan, Parzinger, Hermann, Pohl, Ernst, and Tseveendorzh, Damdinsuren., 445– 459. Bonn: Bonn University Press.
  • Cioffi-Revilla, C., Luke, S., Parker, D. C., Rogers, J. Daniel, Fitzhugh, William W., Honeychurch, William, Frohlich, Bruno, DePriest, Paula T., and Amartuvshin, C. 2007. "Agent-Based Modeling Simulation of Social Adaptation and Long-Term Change in Inner Asia." in Advancing Social Simulation: The First World Congress, edited by Takahashi, S., Sallach, D., and Rouchier, J., 189– 200. Tokyo: Springer.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2007. "The Contingencies of State Formation in Eastern Inner Asia." Asian Perspectives 46 (2): 249– 274. https://doi.org/10.1353/asi.2007.0017
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Fitzhugh, William W. 2007. Progress Report on the 2004 Memorandum of Understanding: Report on the MOU between The Mongolian Academy of Sciences, The National Museum of Mongolian History, and the Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C.: Arctic Studies Center.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2006. "Ceramics and Chronology." in The Prehistory of Nevis, A Small Island in the Lesser Antilles, edited by Wilson, Samuel M., 65– 102. Yale University Publications in Anthropology.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2006. "Latin America and Latino Projects." in Hispanic Heritage at the Smithsonian: A Decade of Latino Initiatives, 150– 151. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2006. "Chronology and the Demise of Chiefdoms: Eastern Oklahoma in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries." Southeastern Archaeology 25 (1): 20– 28.
  • Benson, Kristin M. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2005. "Wichita Archaeology and the Harris Collection." Oklahoma Archeology 53 (4): 13– 19.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2005. "Archaeology and the Interpretation of Colonial Encounters." in The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters: Comparative Perspectives, edited by Stein, G., 331– 354. School of American Research.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel, Ulambayar, E., and Gallon, M. 2005. "Urban Centres and the Emergence of Empires in Eastern Inner Asia." Antiquity 79: 801– 818.
  • Redman, Charles L., Fish, Paul, James, Steven, and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2004. "Introduction: Human Impacts on Past Environments." in The Archaeology of Global Change: The Impact of Humans on Their Environment, edited by Charles, L. Redman, James, Steven R., Fish, Paul R., and Rogers, J. Daniel., 1– 8. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Redman, Charles L., James, Steven R., Fish, Paul R., and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2004. The Archaeology of Global Change: The Impact of Humans on Their Environment. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2004. "A View from the Past." in The Archaeology of Global Change: The Impact of Humans on Their Environment, edited by Charles, L. Redman, James, Steven R., Fish, Paul R., and Rogers, J. Daniel., 243– 247. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2004. "The Global Environmental Crisis: An Archaeological Agenda for the 21st Century." in The Archaeology of Global Change: The Impact of Humans on Their Environment, edited by Charles, L. Redman, James, Steven R., Fish, Paul R., and Rogers, J. Daniel., 271– 277. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Sabo, G. 2004. "The Caddos." in Handbook of North American Indians, edited by Sturtevant, William C., 616– 631. Smithsonian.
  • Barker, Alex W., Skinner, Craig E., Shackley, M. Steven, Glascock, Michael D., and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2002. "Mesoamerican Origin for an Obsidian Blade from the Pre-Columbian Southeastern United States." American Antiquity 67 (1): 103– 108.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel, Dove, Carla J., Heacker, Marcy, and Graves, Gary R. 2002. "Identification of Feathers in Textiles from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma." Southeastern Archaeology 21: 245– 251.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel, Albert, Lois E., and Winchell, Frank. 2000. "Chronometrics at the Norman Site." Caddoan Archaeology 11 (1-2): 61– 68.
  • Brown, James A. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 1999. "AMS Dates on Artifacts of the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex from Spiro." Southeastern Archaeology 18 (2): 11– 18.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1999. "Culture Contact and the Analysis of Change in Artifact Assemblages: The Arikara Case." Cuadernos de ArqueologA-a MediterrAnea 3: 83– 95.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1997. "The Spiro Ceremonial Center: The Archaeology of Arkansas Valley Caddoan Culture in Eastern Oklahoma." Journal of Anthropological Research 53 (4): 480– 481.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1997. "Beyond Subsistence: Plains Archaeology and the Postprocessual Critique." American Antiquity 62: 159– 160.
  • Berman, Tressa L. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 1996. "Arikara (Sahnish)." in Encyclopedia of North American Indians, 42– 44.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1996. "Markers of Social Integration: The Development of Centralized Authority in the Spiro Region." in Political Structure and Change in the Prehistoric Southeastern United States, edited by John, F. Scarry., 53– 68. University Press of Florida.
  • Goodman, Dean, Nishimura, Yasushi, and Rogers, J. Daniel. 1995. "GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) Time Slices in Archaeological Prospection." Archaeological Prospection 2: 85– 89.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1995. "Introduction." in Mississippian Communities and Households, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel and Bruce, D. Smith., 1– 6. University of Alabama Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1995. "Traditional Narratives of the Arikara, 4 Vols." American Indian Quarterly 19: 570– 572.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1995. "The Archaeological Analysis of Domestic Organization." in Mississippian Communities and Households, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel and Bruce, D. Smith., 7– 31. University of Alabama Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1995. "Dispersed Communities and Integrated Households: A Perspective from Spiro and the Arkansas Basin." in Mississippian Communities and Households, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel and Bruce, D. Smith., 81– 98. University of Alabama Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Bruce, D. Smith. 1995. Mississippian Communities and Households. University of Alabama Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1994. "A Chronology of Native North Americans Before 1500." in The Native North American Almanac: A Reference Work on Native North Americans in the United States and Canada, edited by Duane, Champagne., 1– 16. Gale Research.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1994. "50,000 B.C. to A.D. 1499." in Chronology of Native North American History: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present, edited by Duane, Champagne., 3– 32. Gale Research.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1994. "A Look Back at the 1994 Annual Meeting." SAA Bulletin 12 (3): 14– 15.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1993. "Various entries on North, Central, and South America." in Smithsonian Timelines of the Ancient World, edited by Christopher, Scarr., 256. Dorling-Kindersley, London and Smithsonian Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1993. "The Social and Material Implications of Culture Contact on the Northern Plains." in Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Post-Contact Change in the Americas, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel and Samuel, M. Wilson., 73– 87. Plenum Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Samuel, M. Wilson. 1993. Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas. Plenum Press.
  • Wilson, Samuel M. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 1993. "Historical Dynamics in the Contact Era." in Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Post-Contact Change in the Americas, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel and Samuel, M. Wilson., 3– 15. Plenum Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1992. "The Mississippian Emergence." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 16: 219– 222.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1992. "Bloody Knife's Last Stand." Natural History 37– 43.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1992. "Towns and Temples Along the Mississippi." The American Indian Quarterly 16 (3): 427– 428.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1992. "America's First Discoverers." Aboard 43– 50.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1991. "Patterns of Change on the Western Margin of the Southeast, A.D. 600-900." in Stability, Transformation, and Variation: The Late Woodland Southeast, edited by Michael S.Nassaney and Charles, R. Cobb., 221– 248. Plenum Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1991. "A Perspective on Arkansas Basin and Ozark Highland Prehistory." Caddoan Archaeology 2 (1): 9– 16.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1991. "Regional Prehistory and the Spiro Site." Southeastern Archaeology 10: 63– 68.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1990. Objects of Change: The Archaeology and History of Arikara Contact with Europeans. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1990. "Bibliography of the Catawba." American Indian Quarterly 14: 67– 68.
  • Brown, James A. and Rogers, J. Daniel. 1989. "Linking Spiro's Artistic Styles: The Copper Connection." Southeastern Archaeology 8: 1– 8.
  • Fischbeck, Helmut J., Rogers, J. Daniel, Ryan, Stuart R., and Swenson, Fern E. 1989. "Sourcing Ceramics in the Spiro Region: A Preliminary Study Using Proton-Induced X-Ray Emission (PIXE) Analysis." Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 14 (1): 3– 17.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1989. "Context for a Regional Perspective." in Contributions to Spiro Archaeology: Mound Excavations and Regional Perspectives, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel and Peterson, Dennis A., 113– 115. Oklahoma Archaeological Survey.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1989. "Settlement Contexts for Shifting Authority in the Arkansas Basin." in Contributions to Spiro Archaeology: Mound Excavations and Regional Perspectives, edited by Rogers, J. Daniel, Wyckoff, Don G., and Peterson, Dennis A., 159– 176. Oklahoma Archaeological Survey.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1989. "Vectors of Death: The Archaeology of European Contact." American Antiquity 54: 658– 660.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel, Wyckoff, Don G., and Peterson, Dennis A. 1989. Contributions to Spiro Archaeology: Mound Excavations and Regional Perspectives. Oklahoma Archaeological Survey.

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