R. Berle Clay
Research Associate/Principal Investigator, Cultural Resource Analysts Inc., Lexington, Kentucky
Education: PhD SIUC 1968;
Ohio Valley Early-Middle Woodland periods, eastern North America late prehistoric period, near-surface geophysical survey of archaeological sites; Eastern North America.
Research Associate/Associate Professor of Anthropology,University of South Carolina
Education: PhD SIUC 1988;
Archaeology, political economy, colonialism, lithic analysis; southeastern North America.
Archaeologist, Project Manager, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Phone: (217) 373-5858
Education: PhD SIU 1991;
Archaeology, prehistory of the eastern United States, cultural resource management on military installations, remote sensing, site monitoring, site formation processes and military impacts.
Lucretia S. Kelly
Instructor and Research Associate, Washington University; Research Associate, Missouri State University
Phone: (618) 281-5369
Education: PhD Washington University, St. Louis 2000;
Archaeology, zooarchaeology, prehistoric and historic periods; Midwest and Southeastern North America, complex societies, ritual, feasting.
Richard A. Kuenneke
Phone: (618) 967-6428
Media Producer specializing in historic content development through video, still photography, graphics and 3D animation.
Nathan J. Meissner
Education: Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2014;
Economic anthropology, lithic technology, long-distance exchange, social network analysis, factionalism, and rising social complexity
John D. Muller
Research Associate/Emeritus Professor of Anthropology
Education: PhD Harvard 1967;
Archaeology, political economy, art analysis and culture theory; eastern North America.
Prudence M. Rice
Research Associate/Emeritus Distinguished Professor
Education: PhD Pennsylvania State University 1967;
Archaeology, ceramics; Mesoamerica, Andes.
Archaeologist and Research Associate
Education: MA SIU 2009; ABD SIU Present
GIS and Spatial Analysis; Special Projects: southern Illinois rock art and prehistoric landscapes, Educating with Evidence curriculum developer, PIAZ project director, Central Andes.
Research Associate/Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Phone: (618) 453-5023
Education: PhD Arizona 1976;
Archaeology, complex societies, technology and craft production, urban and ceremonial centers, experimental archaeology; Andes.
Robert H. Swenson
Associate Professor Emeritus
Phone: (618) 967-3016
Education: March Yale University School of Architecture 1969;
Architecture & urban design, historic preservation, southernmost Illinois regional history & heritage, Ohio River steamboat history, design, and construction, YouthBuild-Cairo.
Archaeological Field Technician and Research Associate
Education: BA SIU 2017;
Recent SIU graduate, CAI field crew member, site evaluation, lab analysis, collections research and rehabilitation.
Paul D. Welch
Research Associate/Associate Professor of Anthropology/Chair Department of Anthropology
Phone: (618) 453-4740
Education: PhD University of Michigan 1986;
Middle range societies, evolution of political complexity, political economy, quantitative methods; Eastern North America.