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Department of Anthropology

Greg Pierce
Wyoming State Archaeologist

B.A. 2002, University of Arizona
M.A. 2010, East Carolina University
Ph.D. 2015, University of Wyoming,
Phone: 307-766-5564
University of Wyoming, Anthropology Building, Room 218

Greg Pierce became the Wyoming State Archaeologist in August 2014 and holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wyoming. Greg has conducted research and fieldwork in the southeastern United States and the American West. His research interests include contact studies, trade systems, cut mark analysis, dendrochronology, and the use of GIS in archaeological analysis. Currently his work focuses on examining the impact of Euroamerican trade items on indigenous cultural systems on the High Plains and in the Central Rocky Mountains during the 18th and 19th centuries.

As the State Archaeologist, Greg is responsible under State Statue 36-4-106(d) for archaeological research, public outreach, publication, and collections management. To accomplish these goals, Greg believes it is necessary to actively involve professional archaeologists, avocational archaeologists, and members of the interested public in the investigation, interpretation, protection, and preservation of our collective past. As an Adjunct with the UW Department of Anthropology, he also teaches the Public Archaeology class.


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