Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology

Mailing Address:
Department of Anthropology
Campus Box 103
PO Box 173364 
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Location:
Auraria Campus
North Classroom
Suite 4002

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My Ph.D. focused on Prehistoric Archaeology and Mortuary Practices. My dissertation examines the Brownsville Complex of South Texas and its place in the temporal framework of South Texas, Coastal and Mexican archeology. I have worked as both an Archeologist (Prehistoric and Historic) and a Physical Anthropologist (Forensic Anthropologist and Bioarcheologist) for Private Cultural Resource Management (Archaeology) Companies, the Federal Government and Universities, and I have received formal training in all Federal cultural resource laws and regulations including the National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

My experience includes hundreds of archeological projects, including archaeological surveys, archaeological monitoring, National Register of Historic Places eligibility test excavations, and full archaeological excavations, laboratory analysis of archaeological assemblages, report writing, cultural resource management for oil and gas, FERC, energy transmission and telecommunications projects, and teaching at the University level. I am extremely interested in Hunter Gatherers, Mortuary and Death Practices, Forensic Anthropology, Historic and Prehistoric Archaeology, and Cultural Anthropology and how it can better help us understand each other in an ever changing world. I welcome the opportunity to convey to students what types of jobs are available in Archeology and Anthropology and share my extensive field, research, writing, and management experience in Archaeology and Anthropology. 

1999–2005 Ph.D. AnthropologyUniversity of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 

1995–1997 M.A. AnthropologyUniversity of Montana, Missoula, Montana 

1992–1995 B.S. AnthropologyUniversity of Houston-Main Campus, Houston, Texas

Anth2102 - Culture and the Human Experience

Anth1302 - Introduction to Archaeology

Anth3142 - Cultural Diversity in the Modern World

Anth3666 - Anthropology of Death

Anth3042 - Lost Worlds and Crystal Skulls

Anth4330 - Lithic Analysis