Research in the Division of Archaeology has a strong focus on Environmental Archaeology, which reconstructs paleo-environments, ancient humans’ adaptations, and their ecological footprint.
Ancient Great Plains Farming
Mary Adair's research has focused for decades on documenting the presence and importance of prehistoric farming on the central Plains.
Arabian Rock Art Heritage Project
As research begins to penetrate deeper and the archaeological record is more fully documented, it is clear that this region has an extremely rich cultural heritage.
North American Central Plains Woodland
This research is a collaborative effort of several colleagues and students to document the temporal, social, political and settlement-subsistence parameters of the various Middle Woodland groups who occupied the central Plains in prehistory.
The Early Horse Herders of Botai
This project focuses on the contextual arrangement of material culture remains and the depositional characteristics associated with a Pawnee occupation at a site located in northcentral Kansas.