Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard University
B.A., Archaeology, Yale University
Her research focuses on pre-Roman Iron Age Europe, mortuary ritual and gender. She is director of a long-term investigation of the mortuary and social landscapes associated with the early Iron Age Heuneburg hillfort in southwestern Germany (see people.uwm.edu/barnold/arch/). An additional research focus involves the history of archaeology, especially the symbiosis between archaeology and politics, and the role played by archaeological research in the construction of nationalist narratives.
Anthro 101: Human Origins (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 193: Freshman Seminar: Fantastic Archaeology (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 305: The Celtic World (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 306: European Archaeology (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 307: World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 426: Who Owns the Past? (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 763: Anthropology Professionalism (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 802: Perspectives on Prehistory (Online Syllabus)
Anthro 942: Archaeology of Gender (Online Syllabus)
2012. Gender and temporality in Iron Age west-central Europe. In Mary Jo Maynes and Marynel Ryan (eds), Temporalities and Periodization in Human History: Conversations across the Disciplines of History and Archaeology Special Section Social Science History 36(1): 85-112.
2011. The illusion of power, the power of illusion: ideology and the concretization of social difference in early Iron Age Europe. In Reinhard Bernbeck and Randall McGuire (eds), Ideologies in Archaeology, pp. 151-174. Albuquerque: University of Arizona Press.
2010. The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography. Derek B. Counts and Bettina Arnold (eds). Budapest: Archaeolingua.
2010. Eventful archaeology, the Heuneburg mud-brick wall and the early Iron Age of southwest Germany. In Douglas Bolender (ed.) Eventful Archaeologies, pp. 176-186. Buffalo: State University of New York Press.
2008. "Reading the body": Geschlechterdifferenz im Totenritual der frühen Eisenzeit. In Ulrich Veit, Beat Schweizer and Christoph Kümmel (eds), Köperinszenierung - Objektsammlung - Monumentalisierung: Totenritual und Grabkult in frühen Gesellschaften, pp. 375-395. Münster: Waxmann.
2006. Gender in mortuary ritual. In Sarah M. Nelson (ed.) Reader in Gender Archaeology, pp. 137-170. Walnut Creek: AltaMira.
2006. "Arierdämmerung": Race and Archaeology in Nazi Germany. In Chris Gosden (ed.) Race, Racism and Archaeology. World Archaeology 38 (1): 8-31. London: Routledge.
2004. Dealing with the devil: the Faustian bargain of archaeology under dictatorship. In Michael Galaty and Charles Watkinson (eds), Archaeology Under Dictatorship, pp. 191-212. New York: Kluwer/Plenum.
2002. A landscape of ancestors: the space and place of death in Iron Age West-Central Europe. In Helaine Silverman and David Small (eds),The Space and Place of Death, pp. 129-144. AP3A No. 11. Arlington: Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association.
2002. "Sein und Werden": Gender as Process in Mortuary Ritual. In Sarah Nelson and Myriam Rosen-Ayalon (eds), In Pursuit of Gender: Worldwide Archaeological Approaches, pp. 239-256. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.
2002. Justifying genocide: the supporting role of archaeology in "ethnic cleansing". In Alex Hinton (ed.), Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide, pp. 95-116. University of California Press.
2001. Gender and the Archaeology of Death, Bettina Arnold and Nancy L. Wicker (eds). Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.
1999. From the Ground Up: Beyond Gender Theory in Archaeology, Nancy L. Wicker and Bettina Arnold (eds). BAR International Series 812. Oxford: Archaeopress.
1999. "Drinking the Feast": alcohol and the legitimation of power in Celtic Europe. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 9(1): 71-93.
1995. Celtic Chiefdom, Celtic State: The Evolution of Complex Social Systems in Prehistoric Europe, Bettina Arnold and D. Blair Gibson (eds). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
1990. The past as propaganda: totalitarian archaeology in Nazi Germany. Antiquity 64(244): 464-478.