Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies
Office: TRIN 120
I am an anthropological archaeologist with over 20 years of archaeological experience in 25 states and the Caribbean and 17 years of experience applying geographical information systems (GIS) to anthropological questions. My teaching experience includes numerous undergraduate and graduate courses on anthropology, archaeology, and GIS. I currently am the Director of the Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University where I manage archaeological research for the university and other public and private clients.
My current research interests include leading a multi-national, multi-disciplinary team that is studying the production and trade of pottery by enslaved and freed Africans in the Caribbean through Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA). This research is the first to study pottery from multiple Caribbean islands in order to understand internal and external markets. My interests in the application of GIS to anthropological questions include landscape analyses and predictive modeling for the occurrence of archaeological sites.
Ahlman, Todd M. Bobby R. Braly, Gerald F. Schroedl
2014 Stone and Glass Tools from St. Kitts’ Southeast Peninsula. African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage.
Ahlman, Todd M. and Kelley Scudder
2011 St. Kitts and Nevis. In Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean. Edited by Peter Seigel and Elizabeth Righter. University of Alabama Press.
Ahlman, Todd M.
2009 A Study of Continuity and Resource Strategy among Upland South Farmsteads. Tennessee Archaeology 4(1-2):25-47.
Ahlman, Todd M., Gerald F. Schroedl, Ashley H. McKeown
2009 The Afro-Caribbean Ware from the Brimstone Hill Fortress, St. Kitts, West Indies. Historical Archaeology 43(4):22-41.
Erin E. Pritchard with Ahlman, Todd M. (editors)
2009 TVA Archaeology: Seventy-five Years of Prehistoric Site Research. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.
Ahlman, Todd M., Gerald F. Schroedl, Ashley H. McKeown, Robert J. Speakman, Micheal Glascock
2008 Ceramic Production and Exchange Among Enslaved Africans on St. Kitts, West Indies. Journal of Caribbean Archaeology, Special Publication #2, 8:109-122.
Ahlman, Todd M., Daniel L. Marcel, Nicholas P. Herrmann, and Bradley A. Creswell
2005 Salvage of an Eroding Feature at the Tellico Blockhouse, Tellico Reservoir, Monroe County, Tennessee. Tennessee Archaeology 1:127-134.