Jeffery (Jeff) Clark has been a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest for sixteen years. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. Dr. Clark received both his Ph.D. (1997) and M.A. (1990) from the University of Arizona and his B.A. (1983) from Cornell University. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he worked extensively in Southwest Asia, including excavations in Israel, Syria, and Iraq. Dr. Clark has spent the past 25 years conducting research in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico, focusing on the Salado Phenomenon. During the 1990s, he supervised large contract projects funded by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Arizona Department of Transportation in the Tonto Basin as a project director for Desert Archaeology, Inc. During his early years at Archaeology Southwest, he supervised extensive test excavations at late pre-contact settlements in the San Pedro Valley. Since 2008, he has helped supervise Archaeology Southwest’s Preservation Archaeology Field School in the Upper Gila. Over the past decade, with National Science Foundation support, Dr. Clark has collaborated with Dr. Barbara Mills at the University of Arizona in developing large synthetic databases to investigate macro-regional patterns and reconstruct ancient social networks in the U.S. Southwest. Dr. Clark’s research has focused on assessing the scale and impact of human migration.
Contact Jeff by email or at (520) 882-6946.