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Andrew Balkansky

Professor and Interim Dean of Liberal Arts

Andrew Balkansky

Phone: (618) 453-5083

Email: abalkan@siu.edu

Location: Faner 3544

Dr. Balkansky has done archaeological fieldwork in Mexico since 1991. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin (1997), and was a scientific assistant and post-doctoral researcher at the American Museum of Natural History (1996-1998). His principal research has been settlement pattern ...read full profile >>


Tamira Brennan

Adjunct Assistant Professor

I have been doing archaeology since 1999, primarily in research-based Cultural Resource Management settings ranging from fieldwork to administration. This work includes a seven-year long stretch as a field supervisor, lead researcher, and ceramic analyst on the Illinois State Archaeological ...read full profile >>


Izumi Shimada

Distinguished Professor

Izumi Shimada

Phone: (618) 453-5043

Email: ishimada@siu.edu

Location: Faner 3536

I have a number of ongoing fieldwork and writing projects. In December, 2005, I completed the first phase (field and laboratory seasons of 2003, 2004 and 2005) of the long-term, international Pachacamac Archaeological Project, which has explored the "social foundations and environmental ...read full profile >>


Mark Wagner

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Archaeological Investigations

Mark Wagner

Phone: (618) 453-5031

Email: mjwagner@siu.edu

Location: Faner 3475

My interests include the prehistory and early history of both Native Americans and Europeans in Illinois and the lower Ohio River Valley. I am particularly interested in culture contact issues between Native Americans and Euro-Americans and the variable outcomes contact had for members of both ...read full profile >>


Paul D. Welch

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Paul D. Welch

Phone: (618) 453-4470

Email: pwelch@siu.edu

Location: Faner 3521

I study the interaction of economics with social and political organization in small-scale societies.  My research focuses on Native American (Indian) societies of the southeastern US before the arrival of Europeans.  I have directed excavations in several states of the ...read full profile >>