I am currently working with Dr. Fumi Arakawa at New Mexico State University on several projects in the American Southwest. These projects are diverse and include working in the Northern Rio Grande Region of New Mexico on toolstone procurement and territoriality, social processes and aggregation in the Four Corners area, and a GIS suitability analysis of raw material quarries near Mesa Verde.
Arikawa, F., C. Nicholson, and J. Rasic. 2013. The Consequences of Social Processes: Aggregate Populations, Projectile Point Accumulations and Subsistence Patterns in the American Southwest. American Antiquity. 78:1
Arikawa, F. and C. Nicholson. 2009. Prehistoric Resource Procurement in the Central Mesa Verde Region: A Study of Human Mobility and Social Interactions Using GIS International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing. 3: 85–100.
Arikawa, F. and C. Nicholson. 2008. Early Commuting: Exploring the Mobility of Prehistoric People. ArcUser Magazine, Summer Issue.
Arikawa, F., C. Nicholson, and D. Harro. n.d. Diachronic Landscape Changes in Tool-stone Raw Material Distributions and Exchange Systems in the Northern Rio Grande. In Ortmon, S. (Ed.), Pueblo-Economicus: Alternative Pathway to Socio-Economic Development. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.