Archaeology: Paleoindian archaeology; Colonization of the New World; Hunter-gatherer paleoecology.
Evolutionary Anthropology: Human macroecology; Human biogeography; Socioecological complexity; Ecological and evolutionary theory.
Complex systems: Scaling; Emergence; Innovation; Computational theory; Mathematics; Statistics; Data.
Prospective Graduate Students
Currently, I am accepting applications for M.A. and Ph.D. students interested in areas related to those listed above. Interested prospective graduate students should email me for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2018-present Associate Professor of Data Analytics, Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.
2016-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia MO.
2010-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM.
2008-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Archaeology of North America (UTSA)
Introduction to Anthropology (UTSA; University of Missouri)
Fundamentals of Archaeology (University of Missouri)
Ice-Age North America (University of Missouri)
Human Macroecology and Metabolic Theory (University of New Mexico)
Data Analysis in Archaeology (University of New Mexico)
Hamilton, M.J., B. Buchanan, and R.S. Walker (2019). Spatiotemporal diversification of projectile point types in western North America over 13,000 years. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Hamilton, M.J., B. Buchanan, and R.S. Walker (2018). Scaling the size, structure, and dynamics of residentially mobile hunter-gatherer camps. American Antiquity 83(4): 70-720.
Hamilton, M.J., and R.S. Walker (2018). A stochastic density-dependent model of the long-term dynamics of hunter-gatherer populations. Evolutionary Ecology Research 19(1): 85-102.
Hamilton, M.J., J. Lobo, E. Rupley, H. Youn, and G.B. West (2016). The ecological and evolutionary energetics of hunter-gatherer residential mobility. Evolutionary Anthropology 25:124-132.
Hamilton, M.J., B. Buchanan, B. Huckell, V.T. Holliday, M. Steven Shackley, and M.E. Hill (2013). Clovis paleoecology and lithic technology in the central Rio Grande Rift Valley of New Mexico. American Antiquity 78(2): 248-265.
Hamilton, M.J., O. Burger, and R.S. Walker (2012). Human Ecology. In: Sibly, R.M., A. Kodric-Brown, and J.H. Brown (eds.) Metabolic Ecology: A Scaling Approach. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp 248-257.
Hamilton, M.J., O. Burger, J.P. DeLong, R.S. Walker, M.E. Moses, and J.H. Brown (2009). Population stability, cooperation and the invasibility of the human species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106(30): 12255-12260.
Hamilton, M.J. and B. Buchanan (2007). Spatial gradients in Clovis-age radiocarbon dates across North America suggest rapid colonization from the north. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104(40): 15629-15634.
Hamilton, M.J., B.T. Milne, R.S. Walker, O. Burger, and J.H. Brown (2007). The complex structure of hunter-gatherer social networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274(1622): 2195-2202.
Hamilton, M.J., B.T. Milne, R.S. Walker and J.H. Brown (2007). Nonlinear scaling of space use in human hunter-gatherers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104(11): 4765-4769.
See Publications for pdfs and full list