Allen Denoyer has been working as a professional archaeologist since the early 1990s. He has field experience throughout the Southwest and in the Rocky Mountains region. In the Tucson Basin, Allen excavated sites that helped define the early agricultural period in southern Arizona. In Wyoming and Colorado, Allen worked at Paleoindian sites, precontact sites, and historic campsites.
Allen is a skilled replicator of ancient artifacts. He has taught flintknapping and atlatl workshops for two decades. His replicas are used in classrooms, colleges, and universities, and his work has appeared on the television show Mythbusters. As the ancient technologies expert for our Hands-On Archaeology program, Allen believes that replicating ancient tools and technologies helps people meaningfully connect with the past.