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Ryan CampbellRyan Campbell, Associate Director & Curator

Phone: 618-453-5031
Office: Faner 3461A


Dr. Campbell is an anthropologist specializing in the bioarchaeology and archaeology of North America. As Associate Director of the Center for Archaeological Investigations, he manages a wide variety of grant-funded research projects that provide professional training and learning opportunities for students and recent graduates. He also serves as Interim Curator for the CAI, overseeing a staff of grant-funded researchers, graduate assistants, and student workers whose work fulfills the CAI's curation mission. He holds adjunct faculty status in the Department of Anthropology, where he serves on several graduate comittees.


2018   Variation in obstetric dimensions of the human bony pelvis in relation to age-at-death and latitude. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2018:1–16. https:// (Coauthored with Benjamin M. Auerbach, Katherine A. King, Ryan M. Campbell, Meadow L. Campbell, Adam D. Sylvester).

2018   Dietary signals in the premolar dentition of primates. J Hum Evol. 121:221-234 (Coauthored with Jeremiah E. Scott, Ryan M. Campbell, Luisa M. Baj, Maegan C. Burns, Mia S. Price, Jaime D. Sykes, Christopher J. Vinyard).

2016   Burial detection using ground penetrating radar in southern Illinois: a comparison of historic cemeteries. Illinois Archaeology, 28:117–130. (Coauthored with Ryan M. Campbell and Nathan J. Meissner).


2018   Archaeological Test Investigations at the East St. Louis Armory. Center for Archaeological Investigations. Technical Report 18-4. Submitted to Illinois Army National Guard (Coauthored with Ryan M. Campbell, Mark J. Wagner, and Ayla M. Amadio).

2018   Ground Penetrating Radar Survey at 11W254 Wabash County, Illinois. Center for Archaeological Investigations. Technical Report 18-2. Submitted to American Resources Group.

2018   Archaeological Evaluation of the Carnes Mill Site and Three Sites in the Lick Creek Community, Hoosier National Forest, Crawford and Orange Counties, Indiana. Center for Archaeological Investigations Technical Report 18-1. (Coauthored with Ryan Campbell, Ayla Amadio, Kayeleigh Sharp, Mark J. Wagner, Nathan Meissner, and David Birnbaum).