Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana University, has nearly 40 years of archaeological experience, specializing in prehistoric and historic cultural dynamics. His educational background includes a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, with an emphasis in archaeology, and an M.A. in cultural anthropology from Wichita State University. In addition to accomplishing cultural and archaeological fieldwork throughout the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West, he has collaborated on projects in Egypt, Mexico, France and Great Britain. His teaching and research interests include early human populations in the New World, historic Native American cultures of the Plains and lithic analysis. In honor of his many contributions to Augustana, the field of anthropology, and the spirit of research and discovery, Hannus will serve as the first David B. Jones Endowed Chair.
Dr. Kristen (K.C.) Carlson
Dr. K.C. Carlson’s research focuses on paleoenvironmental reconstruction through the use of stable isotopes and trace elements. This research focuses predominantly on Paleoindian bison kills in North America. She has also studied bison herd manipulation and drive lane construction for bison jumps using GIS analysis. Dr. Carlson received a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, and an M.A. from Northern Arizona University. During her time at Northern Arizona University she worked for the National Park service where she studied and preserved prehistoric Southwestern pueblo sites. In addition to Native North American studies she has engaged in projects in Japan, France and Great Britain.
Dr. Alan K. Outram
B.A. M.S. Ph.D. MIfA FSA
Dr. Alan Outram is an environmental archaeologist and palaeoeconomist who specializes in zooarchaeology (the analysis of archaeological animal bones). Although most of his research relates to prehistoric periods, his interests extend into later periods as well. He is particularly interested in people's exploitation of food resources, notably in economically marginal environments. His most recent work has been on tracing the domestication of the horse in Central Asia.
Dr. Bruce A. Bradley
Dr. Bruce Bradley is director of the experimental archaeology master's program at the University of Exeter (UK) and he also has extensive experience with Stone Age technologies and experimental archaeology. He is involved in a variety of research projects including the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia and France, horse domestication in Central Asia, early peopling of the New World and prehistoric pueblo archaeology of the American Southwest. Dr. Bradley is also active in bringing his archaeological interests to the public through presentations, teaching and participation in documentaries.
Pete Bostrom operates the Lithic Casting Laboratory, a world-class artifact replication facility in Troy, Illinois. Bostrom has replicated thousands of the finest and most important artifacts from around the world and is an avid participant in the archaeological community.