Molly Cannon

Anthropology

Professional Practice Assistant Professor | Director and Curator USU Museum of Anthropology and Spatial Data Collection, Analysis, and Visualization Lab


Molly Boeka Cannon

Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main Room 252A
Phone: (435) 797-7545
Email: molly.cannon@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

PhD, Geography, (Behavioral Geography), University of Nebraska, 2013
Demonstrating the Significance of Space in Ordinary Settings
MA, Anthropology, (Archaeology), University of Wyoming, 2002
Spatial Analysis of Cultural and Natural Distributions of Artifacts at the Lawrence Site, Jackson Lake, Wyoming, Investigating Inundated Deposits
BA, Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 2000
An Assessment of Faunalturbation at the Fish Creek Ranch Site 48TE1077

Biography

I serve as Executive Director and Curator for the Museum of Anthropology. I communicate research through our public programming and exhibition in the museum to USU and Cache Valley communities.

Teaching Interests

Museum Studies Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences Geophysical Applications in Archaeology

Research Interests

Human-Environment Interactions, Geoscience and Archaeology, Material Culture, Museology

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Cannon, K.P, Bringelson, D.R, Cannon, M.B, (2004). Hunter-Gatherers in Jackson hole, Wyoming: Testing Assumptions about Site Function: Hunters and Gatherers in Theory and Archaeology. Center for Archaeological Investigations
  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, (2004). Zooarchaeology and Wildlife Management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem: Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology. University of Utah Press
  • Cannon, M.B, Cannon, K.P, Bringelson, D.R, (2002). Hunter-Gatherers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Testing Assumptions about Site Function: Hunters and Gatherers in Theory and Archaeology. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Cannon, M.B, PREHISTORIC IRRIGATION IN CENTRAL UTAH: CHRONOLOGY, AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, AND IMPLICATIONS. American Antiquity
  • Cannon, M.B, (2015). Rocky Mountain Archaeology: A Tribute to James Benedict. Plains Anthropologist, 60:236
  • Miller, D.N, Cannon, M.B, Cannon, K.P, (2009). Comparison of Fuzzy Clustering Methods and Their Applications to Geophysics Data. . Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, 2009
  • Cannon, M.B, Cannon, K.P, (2006). Interagency Archeological Investigations: An Example from the Goetz Site on the National Elk Refuge Wyoming. The SAA Archaeological Record, 6:4, 30-33.

Professional Journal

  • Pitblado, B., Cannon, M.B, Adovasio, J., Jenetski, J., Nelson, S., (2013). Archaeological Fingerprinting and Fremont Figurines: Reuniting the Iconic Pilling Collection. Advances in Archaeological Practice
  • Pitblado, B., Cannon, M.B, Neff, H., Dehler, C., Nelson, S., (2013). LA-ICP MS Analysis of Quartzite from the Upper Gunnison Basin, Colorado.. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40:4, 2196-2216. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.11.016
  • Morgan, C., Cannon, M.B, Fowler, B., (2013). Statistical means for identifying hunter-gatherer residential features in a lithic Landscape. . Journal of Archaeological Science, 40, 3117-3128. doi: 40:3117-3128
  • Pitblado, B., Cannon, M.B, Fowler, B., (2012). Predictive Modeling of the Paleoindian Record in Southeastern Idaho and Northern Utah.. Idaho Archaeologist
  • Cannon, M.B, (2002). An Assessment of Faunalturbation at the Fish Creek Ranch Site 48TE1077. The Results of Archeological Investigations at Three Sites Along Fall Creek Road, Teton County, Wyoming
  • Cannon, M.B, (2002). Lithic Analysis for Site LA135604. Investigations on the Water-Line Project at the Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico, Midwest Archaeological Center

Public or Trade Journal

  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, Peart, J., (2015). Prehistoric Bison in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; New Evidence from the Goetz Site (48TE455). In Rocky Mountain Archaeology: A Tribute to James Benedict. Plains Anthropologist
  • Bozell, J.R, Cannon, M.B, (2001). Archeology and the Search for African American Pioneer Sites in Southeastern Nebraska. Nebraska History: Nebraska History. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, (2014). A Class III Cultural Resource Inventory in Support of Proposed ATV Recreation Areas, U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Tooele County, Utah. Report on file US. Army Dugway Proving Grounds *

Other Reports

  • Cannon, K.P, Eckerle, W., Cannon, M.B, Taddie, S., Martin, H., Blong, J., Santrone, P., Shults, S., Taylor, M., (2016). Final Report for Testing/Reevaluation of Archaeological Sites in the North Training Area, Camp Guernsey, Wyoming. Manuscript on file Wyoming Military Department, Cheyenne, Wyoming.. *
  • Cannon, M.B, (2015). Little Sandy Creek Crossing Geophysical Inventory. Report on file Bureau of Land Management, *
  • Cannon, M.B, (2014). Efforts in Developing Consensus in Site Interpretation at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Report on file National Park Service *
  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, Peart, J.M, Shults, S.C, O'Brien, G., (2013). Archaeological Investigations at the Lander Trail New Fork River Crossing Historical Park, Sublette County, Wyoming. Manuscript on file Sublette County Historical Society, *
  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, Peart, J., Crocket, S., Patton, J., Johnson, C., (2012). Archaeological and Geophysical Investigations at the Lander Road New Fork River Historic Park, Sublette County, Wyoming. Manuscript on file Sublette County Historical Society, Pinedale, Wyoming *
  • Cannon, M.B, (2012). Geophysical Investigations at the Hibbard Creek Pioneer Cemetery, Baker County, Oregon. Manuscript on file Idaho Power Company *
  • Cannon, M.B, Cannon, K.P, Van Ness, M., Loflin, B., (2010). Report on Cultural Resource Inventory at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Elk Refuge, Teton County, Wyoming. Manuscript on file US Fish & Wildlife Service *
  • Cannon, M.B, Vawser, A.W, (2008). A Report on the Creation of Sensitivity Maps for Native American Human Remains and Funerary Objects within the Midwest Region. Manuscript on file at Midwest Archeological Center *
  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, (2008). Jerry Peak Archeological and Fire Assessment Study. Manuscript on file at Midwest Archeological Center *
  • Cannon, K.P, Bringelson, D., Eckerle, W., Androy, J., Sittler, M., Cannon, M.B, Roeker, H., (2002). The Results of Archeological Investigations at Three Sites Along Fall Creek Road, Teton County, Wyoming. Midwest Archaeological Center
  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, (2000). A Report on the Faunal Remains from Two Sites in Central Idaho: The Grouse Creek Site (10CR261) and the Tater Creek Site (10LH674). . Manuscript on file Bureau of Land Management *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Magazine/Trade Publications

Other

  • Cannon, K.P, Cannon, M.B, (2003). Reassessment of the Challis Bison Kill Site (10CR196. Artifacts 20:4-6

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

, Spring 2021
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2021
ANTH, MUSM 3310 - Introduction to Museum Studies (CI), Spring 2021
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Spring 2021
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Fall 2020
ANTH 3310 - Introduction to Museum Studies, Spring 2020
ANTH 5800, 6800 - Museum Development, Spring 2020
ANTH 3340 - Geographic Information Science for Anthropology, Fall 2019
ANTH 6370 - GIS in Archaeology, Fall 2019
HONR 4900 - Honors Thesis/Capstone, Fall 2019
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2019
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Fall 2019
ANTH 3330 - Geophysical Survey Systems for Archaeology, Summer 2019
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Summer 2019
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2019
ANTH 6900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2019
ANTH 3310 - Introduction to Museum Studies, Spring 2019
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Spring 2019
, Fall 2018
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2018
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Fall 2018
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Summer 2018
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Summer 2018
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Summer 2018
ANTH 6800 - Museum Development, Summer 2018
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2018
ANTH 3310 - Introduction to Museum Studies, Spring 2018
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Spring 2018
ANTH 3340 - Geographic Information Science for Anthropology, Fall 2017
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Fall 2017
ANTH 5800, 6800 - Museum Development, Fall 2017
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Summer 2017
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Summer 2017
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Summer 2017
ANTH 5900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2017
ANTH 6900 - Independent Studies, Spring 2017
ANTH 3310 - Introduction to Museum Studies, Spring 2017
ANTH 5800, 6800 - Museum Development, Spring 2017
ANTH 5800 - Museum Development, Spring 2017

Creative Works | Other

  • Tunnels, Trestles & Track: Chinese Experience Along the Transcontinental Railraod, Other, Humanities Exhibition - Curator

Graduate Students Mentored

Alix Piven, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, October 2018
Emily Morris, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, September 2018
Kelly Jimenez, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, September 2018
Teresa Casort, Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, August 2016