Faculty Profile for Dr. James F Garber

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Dr. James F Garber
Professor — Anthropology
ELA 261
phone: (512) 245-2478

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I have been on the faculty at Texas State for 36 years. I conduct research in Belize each summer. I currently direct an archaeological project on St. George's Caye, Belize

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Garber, J. F. (Ed.). (2017). St. Georges’ Caye Archaeology Project: Results of the 2016 Field Season.
  • Horn, S. W., Garber, J. F., & Awe, J. J. (2017). And Now for Something Completely Different: Architectural Variability as a Signature of Dynamic Social Relations at Middle Preclassic Cahal Pech. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 14, 77–86.
  • Bentley, H., Garber, J. F., & Springs, L. (2017). Charmed Objects and African Influence in the Cemetery at St. George’s Caye, Belize. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology, 14, 373–378.
  • Powis, T., Horn, S., Iannone, G., Healy, P., Garber, J. F., Awe, J., … Howe, L. (2017). Middle Preclassic period May greenstone “triangulates”: Forms, contexts and geology of a unique artifact type. Journal of Archaeological Science, 10, 59–73.
  • Powis, T. G., Horn, S., Iannone, G., Healy, P. F., Garber, J. F., … Awe, J. J. (2016). Middle Preclassic period Maya greenstone “trianglulates”; Forms, contexts, and geology of a unique Mesoamerican groundstone artifact type. Journal of Archaeological Science, 10, 59–73.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2014
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts. 2004
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 2001
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi. 1997
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, School of Liberal Arts, Texas State University. 1997

Selected Grants

  • Garber, James F. Private donation for the support of Mesoamerican archaeological research, student programs and student education, $50000. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Garber, James F. Private donation for the support of Mesoamerican archaeological research, student programs and student education, $50000. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Garber, James F. Private donation for the support of Mesoamerican archaeological research, student programs and student education, $50000. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Garber, James F. Private donation for the support of Mesoamerican archaeological research, student programs and student education, $50000. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Garber, James F. Private donation for the support of Mesoamerican archaeological research, student programs and student education, $50000. (Funded: 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
City of San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission
2015-Present
Member
Departmental Curriculum Committee
2009-Present
Member
PhD Planning Committee
2006-Present
Member
Classroom Review Committee
2004-Present
Member
Out-of-Country Course Committee
2002-Present