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
Article
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 2019. "The Complexity of Nomadic Empires." Journal of Social Evolution and History 18 (2):145–162.
  • 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. 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
  • 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, 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.
  • Sievert, April K., Rogers, J. Daniel, and Urcid, Javier. 2011. "Artifacts from the Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma." Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology (49): 1–231. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.49.1
  • 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. 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. 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, Ulambayar, E., and Gallon, M. 2005. "Urban Centres and the Emergence of Empires in Eastern Inner Asia." Antiquity 79:801–818.
  • 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. [Book review] "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. [Book review] "Beyond Subsistence: Plains Archaeology and the Postprocessual Critique." American Antiquity. 62:159–160.
  • 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. [Book review] "Traditional Narratives of the Arikara, 4 Vols." American Indian Quarterly. 19:570–572.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1994. "A Look Back at the 1994 Annual Meeting." SAA Bulletin 12 (3):14–15.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1992. [Book review] "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. [Book review] "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. "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. [Book review] "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. [Book review] "Vectors of Death: The Archaeology of European Contact." American Antiquity. 54:658–660.

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Book
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 and Bruce, D. Smith. 1995. Mississippian Communities and Households. University of Alabama Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel and Samuel, M. Wilson. 1993. Ethnohistory and Archaeology: Approaches to Postcontact Change in the Americas. Plenum Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel. 1990. Objects of Change: The Archaeology and History of Arikara Contact with Europeans. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Rogers, J. Daniel, Wyckoff, Don G., and Peterson, Dennis A. 1989. Contributions to Spiro Archaeology: Mound Excavations and Regional Perspectives. Oklahoma Archaeological Survey.
Chapter
  • 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 Contributions to Asian Archaeology. 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.
  • Cioffi-Revilla, Claudio, Honeychurch, William, and Rogers, J. Daniel. 2013. "MASON Hierarchies: A Long-Range Agent Model of Power, Conflict, and Environment in Inner Asia." 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. "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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Contributions to Anthropology. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • 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. Contributions to Anthropology. 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. Contributions to Anthropology. 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. Contributions to Anthropology. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.
  • 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. "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. 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 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. 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. "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. 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • 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. 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. 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 and Sabo, G. 2004. "The Caddos." in Handbook of North American Indians, edited by Sturtevant, William C., 616–631. Smithsonian.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. "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. "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. "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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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. 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. "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.

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