My interest areas include:Heritage management,
Public Archaeology, Prehistoric Technologies, and Native American
Political/Resource issues. I teach Heritage Management in the
graduate program, and World Cultural Diversity, Physical Anthropology,
Introduction to Archaeology, and American Indian Political Issues
to undergraduates. The thing that I enjoy most about my job is
involving undergraduates in research, and watching (and assisting)
the graduate students as they mature into professional archaeologists.
I also enjoy meeting the public and helping to interpret the archaeological
record for them. Most recently I have been working on prehistoric
copper and its uses by the native people of the Lake Superior
region. The prehistoric mining evidence in the region is one of
its most unique characteristics. Interest in copper generates
a number of frequently-asked questions, and so I've included some
of them, and my answers, for your use.