Ph.D. Michigan State University 1981
Southeast U.S. ethnohistory
European exploration and colonization in the South
After completing a dissertation on Baffinland Inuit adaptations to the ecological impacts of long-term climate changes, George Sabo left the land of snow, ice, and polar bears to join the Arkansas Archeological Survey and Anthropology Department in 1979. His research now centers on human/environment relationships, expressive culture (art and ritual) among Southeastern Indians from pre-contact to modern times, American Indian interactions with European explorers and colonists in the Southeast, and the anthropology of history in modern Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw communities in Oklahoma. Sabo’s current projects include a study of 15th - 18th century art, ritual, and social interaction in the central Arkansas River Valley.
ANTH 4813 Ethnographic Approaches to the Past
ANTH 3263/5263 Indians of Arkansas and the South
ANTH/ENDY 6033 Society and Environment
Paths of Our Children: The Historic Indians of Arkansas, by George Sabo III. Arkansas Archeological Survey Popular Series No. 3, Fayetteville (1992, revised 2001).
The Quapaw Indians of Arkansas, 1673-1803, by George Sabo III. In Indians of the Greater Southeast: Historical Archaeology and Ethnohistory, edited by Bonnie G. McEwan (pp. 178-203). University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2000).
First Encounters: Native Americans and Europeans in the Mississippi Valley: An Interactive CD-ROM, by George Sabo III, Linda C. Jones, and Luis F. Restrepo. Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville (2000).
Arkansas: A Narrative History, by Jeannie M. Whayne, Thomas A. DeBlack, George Sabo III, and Morris S. Arnold. University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville (2002).
Caddo, by J. Daniel Rogers and George Sabo III. In Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 14: Southeast (edited by Raymond D. Fogelson (pp. 616-631). Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (2004)
Dancing into the Past: Colonial Legacies in Modern Caddo Indian Ceremony. In A Whole Country in Commotion: The Louisiana Purchase and the American Southwest, edited by Patrick G. Williams, S. Charles Bolton, and Jeannie M. Whayne (pp. 149-168). The University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville (2005).
Rock Art in Arkansas, edited by George Sabo III and Deborah L. Sabo. Arkansas Archeological Survey Popular Series No. 5, Fayetteville, AR (2005).
Exploring the Potential of Web-Based Social Process Experiential Simulations, by Ann Shortridge and George Sabo III. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (2005) 14(4): 375-390.
Mortuary Ritual and Winter Solstice Imagery of the Harlan-Style Charnel House, by Marvin Kay and George Sabo III. Southeastern Archaeology Vol. 25, No. 1 (Summer 2006), pp. 29-47.
"Rock Art and the Study of Ancient Religions in Southeastern North America" by George Sabo III. In /Religion, Archaeology, and the Material World/, edited by Lars Fogelin, pp. 279-296. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper No. 36. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2008).
"The Teran Map and Caddo Cosmology" by George Sabo III. In The Archaeology of the Caddo, edited by Timothy K. Perttula and Chester P. Walker, pp. 431-447 (2012, University of Nebraska Press).