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Maureen Hays

Professor of Anthropology

Address: 19 St. Philip Street, Room 201
Phone: 843.953.6597


Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Dissertation: "A Functional Analysis of the Magdalenian Lithic Assemblage from Grotte XVI (Dordogne, France)"

M.A., University of Tennessee
Thesis: "A Functional Analysis of the Lithic Material from Burrone Scierra I (Calabria, Italy)"

B.A., Anthropology, Vassar College

Research Interests

  • Old World Archaeology
  • Prehistoric Art and Archaeological Methods
  • Prehistoric Hunters and Gatherers
  • Microscopic Lithic Usewear Analysis
  • St. Paul's Church and Parsonage

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 101:  Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 202:  Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 202:  LC - Learning Community Archaeology (with CLAS104)   
  • ANTH 210:  History of Anthropological Theory     
  • ANTH 303:  Paleolithic Archaeology
  • ANTH 304:  Rise of Complex Civilization
  • ANTH 305:  Prehistoric Ritual and Art
  • ANTH 493:  Archaeological Field School Dixie Plantation, Archaeological Field School in Southern France


Pyszka, K., and M. Hays 2017 People, Places and Transport: St. Paul’s Parish Then and Now. Southern Anthropologist 37: 1-25 

Surmely, F., S. Costamagno, J. Franklin, M. Hays, in collaboration with F. Chevrier, S. Madeleine, G., Vernet and I. Patania 2017 Découverte d’un nouveau gisement du Magdalénien moyen à Enval (Vic-le-Comte, Puy-de-Dôme). Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française 114:173-176 

Pyszka, K., K. McNabb, and M. Hays 2017 Small, but Convenient?: An Update on the St. Paul’s Parsonage, Hollywood, South Carolina, U.S.A. Journal of the Society for Church Archaeology 18: 39-50 

Pyszka, K., and M. Hays 2016 Dixie Plantation’s Rising Tide: A Histoty of Saint Paul’s Parish in Microcosim. South Carolina Historical Magazine 117: 30-61. 

Franklin, J., M. Hays, F. Surmely, I. Patania, L. Langston and T. Bow 2016 A Preliminary Report on the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Archaeology of Rock Creek Mortar Shelter, Upper Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee.  Tennessee Archaeology 8:62-80 

Dennison, M., J. Franklin, M. Hays, and S. Dean. Linville Cave (40SL24) Revisited: Multiple Lines of Evidence to Address Assemblage Formation, Tennessee Archaeology 7: 18-41, 2013.  

Franklin, J., M Dennison, M. Hays, J. Navel, A. Dye.  The Early and Middle Woodland of the Upper Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee. In Early and Middle Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast, edited by Alice P. Wright and Edward R. Henry pp. 71-88, 2013.  

Franklin, J., M. Hays, S. Sherwood, and L. Langston.  An Integrated Approach: Lithic Analyses and Site Function, Eagle Drink Bluff Shelter, Upper Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee. In Contemporary Lithic Analysis in the Southeast: Problems,Solutions, and Interpretation, edited by Philip J. Carr, Andrew P. Bradbury, and Sarah E. Price pp. 128-145. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2012.

Surmely F., and M. Hays.  Nouvelles Données sur les Industries Lithiques des Niveaux Protomagdaléniens du Site du Blot (Cerzat, Haute-Loire). In A La Recherche des Identités Gravettiennes, edited by N. Goutas, L. Klaric, D. Pesesse, and P. Guillermin. pp. 111-127. Mémoire LIII de la Société Préhistorique Française, 2011.

Surmely F., C. Ballut, J.Ph. Texier, M. Hays, J.F. Pasty, P, Alix, R. Murant, and P. Boudon.  Le Site Gravettien Ancien du Sire (Mirefleurs, Puy-de Dome): Donnees Lithiques, Chronologiques et Sedimentaires. In A La Recherche des Identités Gravettiennes, edited by N. Goutas, L. Klaric, D. Pesesse, and P. Guillermin. pp. 311-328. Mémoire LIII de la Société Préhistorique Française, 2011.

Franklin, J.D., R. B.  Walker, M. A. Hays, C. W. Beck.  Late Archaic Site Use at Sachsen Cave Shelter, Upper Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee.  North American Archaeologist 31:447-479, 2010.

Pyszka, K., M. Hays, and S. Harris.  The Archaeology of St. Paul's Parish Church, Hollywood, South Carolina, USA. Journal of the Society for Church Archaeology 12:73-80, 2010.

Surmely F., S. Costamagno, M. Hays , J.F. Pasty and P. Alix.  Le Gravettien et le Protomagdalénien en Auvergne. Paléo 20:73-98, 2008.

Hays, M. and G. Lucas.  Pièces Esquillées of Le Flageolet I (Dordogne, France): Tools or Cores?  In Tool v. Core: New Approaches in the Analysis of Stone Tool Assemblages, edited by  S. McPherron pp. 70-97. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

Hays, M. and F. Surmely.  Réflexions sur la Fonction des Microgravettes et la Question de l'Utilisation de l'Arc au Gravettien Ancien. Paléo 17:145-156, 2005.

Lucas, G. and M. Hays.  Les Pièces Esquillées du Site Paléolithique du Flageolet I (Dordogne) : Outils ou Nucleus?  In Approches Fonctionnelles en Préhistoire, XXVème Congrès Préhistorique de France, Nanterre, pp 107-120. Les Actes des Congrès de la Société Préhistorique Française, 2004.

Soressi, M. and M. Hays.  Manufacture, Transport and Use of Mousterian Bifaces: A case study from the Perigord (France). In Multiple Approaches to the Study of Bifacial Technologies, edited by M. Soressi and H. Dibble, pp. 125-148. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2003.

Surmely, F., P. Alix, S. Costamagno, P. Daniel, M. Hays, R. Murat, R. Renard, J. Virmont, and J-P. Texier.  Découverte d'un Gisement du Gravettien Ancien au lieu-dit Le Sire (Mirefleurs, Puy-de-Dôme). Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française. 100:29-39, 2003.

Hays, M. and P. Thacker (editors).  Questioning the Answers: Resolving Fundamental Problems of the Early Upper Paleolithic.  BAR International Series 1005. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 2001.

Hays, M. and G. Lucas, Experimental Investigations of Aurignacian Dufour Bladelets.  In Questioning the Answers: Resolving Fundamental Problems of the Early Upper Paleolithic, edited by M. Hays, and P. Thacker, pp. 109-116.   BAR International Series 1005. Oxford:  British Archaeological Reports, 2001.

Hays, M. and G. Lucas.  A Technological and Functional Analysis of Carinates from Le Flageolet, (Dordogne France). Journal of Field Archaeology. 27: 455-465, 2000.

Rigaud, J.P., J. Simek, and M. Hays.  The Magdalenian of Grotte XVI, (Dordogne, France).   In Late Pleistocene of Western Europe, edited by G. L.  Peterkin and H. Price, pp. 9-23.  BAR International Series 896. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 2000.