James N. Hill

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James Newlin Hill (1934–1997) was a prominent processualist archaeologist (a student of Lewis Binford).

Hill did most of his work in the American South West, published several papers on the Broken K Pueblo, Arizona. This study in particular has been described as "a classic example of how social organization may be reflected in the architectural segregation of pottery styles" (Sackett 1997). He believed that culture could (and perhaps should) be inferred from archaeological data.



  • A Prehistoric Community in Eastern Arizona (1966)
  • Broken K Peublo: Prehistoric Social Organization in the American Southwest (1970 [1965])
  • Individuals and Their Artifacts: An Experimental Study in Archaeology (1978)
  • Pollen at Broken K Pueblo: Some New Interpretations (1968) written with Richard H. Hevly
  • “Broken K Pueblo: pattern of form and function” (1968)


  • 1997 Sackett, James R. IN MEMORIAM : James N. Hill : This important archaeologist's passing is a loss for the UCLA community. Electronic Resource. [1]
  • n.d. Skarohlid, Mary. James Newlin Hill: 1934-1997. Electronic Resources. [2]