Raymond Mauldin, Ph.D.



  • Phone: 210-458-4378
  • Fax: 210-458-4397
  • Email: Raymond.Mauldin@utsa.edu
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    Researcher in Residence

    Dr. Mauldin has 40 years of experience in the fields of archaeology and anthropology. He has conducted archaeological fieldwork in the American Southwest, in South America, and throughout Texas. Topical interests include the archaeology of hunter-gatherers, low-level agricultural systems, experimental archaeology, and isotopic research. He has a background in quantitative methods and taught Anthropology as an instructor at New Mexico State and the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Mauldin has presented over 75 papers/ posters at professional meetings, co-edited a monograph on lithic technology, and since 1988 has peer reviewed articles in American Antiquity, Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, Journal of Archaeological Science, Kiva, Antiquity, Current Research in the Pleistocene, Texas Journal of Science, Lithic Technology, and Quaternary International. He has served as an author or contributor on more than 70 contract, museum, or conference reports that summarize survey, testing, data recovery, monitoring, and research projects. Dr. Mauldin has worked at UTSA since 1999. He currently serves as the Assistant Director and a Project Archaeologist. He also oversees the Paleo-Research Laboratory at CAR.


    • 1974-1978
      University of Texas, El Paso, Texas. B.A. in Anthropology.
    • 1980-1982
      University of Texas, Austin, Texas. M.A. in Anthropology (awarded 1983). Thesis title, An Inquiry into the Past: Basketmaker II Settlement on Northeastern Black Mesa, Arizona. Thesis chairman, Dr. James A. Neely.
    • 1985-1990
      University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M. Ph.D. in Anthropology (awarded 1995). Dissertation title, Groping for the Past: Archaeological Patterns Across Space and Time in the Southern Southwestern United States. Dissertation chairman, Dr. Lewis R. Binford.


    RECENT PUBLICATIONS (Includes In Press)

    Freeman, J., Mauldin, R.P., Hard, R.J. et al.
    2023 Hunter-Gatherer Population Expansion and Intensification: Malthusian and Boserupian Dynamics. J. Archael Method Theory.

    Freeman, J., Mauldin, R.P., Whisenhunt, M., Hard, R.J., & Anderies, J.M..
    2023 Repeated long-term populations growth overshoots and recessions among hunter-gatherers. The Holocene, 0(0).

    Jacob Freeman, Robert J. Hard, Raymond P. Mauldin, John M. Anderies.
    2021 Radiocarbon data may support a Malthus-Boserup model of hunter-gatherer population expansion, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Volume 63.

    Freeman J, Anderies JM, Mauldin RP, Hard RJ.
    2019 Should I stay or should I go? The emergence of partitioned land use among human foragers. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0218440.

    Mauldin Bousman, C.B., R. Mauldin, U. Zopi, T. Higham, L. Scott, and J. Brink.
    2016 The Quest for Evidence of Domestic Stock at Blydefontein Rock Shelter. In Southern African Humanities. Volume 28: In Press.

    Smith, S., Mauldin, R., Munoz, C.M., Hard, R., Paul, D., Skrzypek, G., Villanueva, P., Kemp, L.
    2014 Exploring the use of stable carbon isotope ratios in short-lived leporids for local paleoecological reconstruction. Open Journal of Archaeometry 2014: Volume 2: 81-87.

    Mauldin, R., Hard, R., Munoz, C.M., Rice, J.L.Z., Verostick, K., Potter, D.R., Dollar, N.
    2013 Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotope Analysis of Hunter-Gatherers from the Coleman Site, a Late Prehistoric Cemetery in Central Texas. Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol 40: 1369-1381.

    Paul, D., and Mauldin, R.
    2013. Implications for Late Holocene climate from stable carbon and oxygen isotopic variability in soil and land snail shells from archaeological site 41KM69 in Texas, USA. Quaternary International, Volume 308-309; 242-252.

    Mauldin, R.P., Thompson, J.L., Kemp, L.
    2012. Reconsidering the Role of Bison in the Terminal Late Prehistoric (Toyah) Period in Texas. In: Kenmotsu, N.A., Boyd, D.K. (Eds.), The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes. Texas A&M; Press, College Station. Pp. 90-110.

    Munoz, C.M. Mauldin, R., Paul, D., and Kemp, L.
    2011 Monitoring Paleovegetation shifts through Stable Carbon Isotope Variability in Archaeologically Recovered Leporids. Texas Journal of Science 63(2): 113-140