The University of Utah Archaeological Center is a research and teaching arm of the
Department of Anthropology. The Center’s mission is to train the next generation of
anthropological archaeologists, facilitate collaborative archaeological research and
promote the understanding of archaeology and prehistory in the wider community.
Originally founded in 1948 as the "Statewide Archaeological Survey," its mission was to investigate the prehistoric archaeology of Utah. It was renamed in 1978 and its mission broadened. The Archaeological Center now coordinates research that explores past and present human behavior from the perspective of evolutionary ecology.
The Archaeological Center is located in the Stewart Building on the lower campus of the University of Utah. It includes a central analysis laboratory, the Zooarchaeological Laboratory (directed by Jack Broughton) and a Stable Isotope Facility (directed by Joan Brenner-Coltrain). Researchers in the center also work in the ancient DNA Lab (directed by Dennis O'Rourke) and with the Natural History Museum of Utah (with Duncan Metcalfe and Lisbeth Louderback).
For more information on the Archaeological Field School in Range Creek Canyon visit: Archaeology Field School
For more information on the Zooarchaeology & Field Ecology Course at Eagle Lake visit: Zooarchaeology & Field Ecology
Director: Brian F. Codding (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2012; Assistant Professor). Human behavioral ecology, foraging economics, anthropogenic fire, gender division of labor, ethnoarchaeology, ethno-ecology, data analysis, GIS; Australia and North America. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisbeth A. Louderback (Ph.D. U Washington 2014; Assistant Professor) North American pre-history; Arid West; Quaternary paleoecology; Archaeobotany; Palynology, Starch grain analysis. email@example.com
James F. O'Connell (Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 1971; Distinguished Professor Emeritus). Hunter-gatherer ecology, archaeological method and theory; Australia, Africa, North America. firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard R. Paine (Ph.D. U Pennsylvania, 1992; Associate Professor). Archaeology, prehistoric demography, complex societies, human/land relationships; Mesoamerica, Europe. email@example.com
Adrian Bell (PhD UC Davis 2011; Asst Prof). Cultural evolution; evolutionary theory; statistical modeling; ethnography of Tonga and the Tongan diaspora communities around the world; migration. firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Greaves (Ph.D. U New Mexico, 1997; Adjunct Associate Professor). Hunters and gatherers, small scale agricultural societies, technology; U.S. Southwest Archaeology, ethnology, museum studies. email@example.com
Mitchell J. Power (PhD University of Oregon, 2006, Associate Professor of Geography). Vegetation History, Botany, Biogeography, Fire History, Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology. Mitchell.firstname.lastname@example.org