Karen Gust Schollmeyer is a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Arizona State University in 2009. Her interests include long-term human-environment interactions; food security and landscape use; and how archaeologists’ long-term insights can be applied to modern issues in conservation and development. Her research has been published in American Antiquity, the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Kiva, and various book chapters. She has directed numerous field schools in southwest New Mexico.

Jeffery J. Clark is also a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1997. Dr. Clark has worked extensively in Southwest Asia and the southern U.S. Southwest. His primary research interest is assessing the scale and impact of ancient migration using archaeological data. He has written extensively on the topic, including one monograph, an edited book, several book chapters, and articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Antiquity, Kiva, Journal of Field Archaeology, and Journal of Archaeological Research.

Allen Denoyer is a Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert at Archaeology Southwest. He has been working as a professional archaeologist since the early 1990s, with field experience spanning the Paleoindian through historic time periods. He is also an expert in ancient technologies, and guides students in replicating and using traditional tools for the experimental archaeology component of the field school.

Danielle Romero is Director of the WNMU Museum and a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has 10 years of field experience in the Southwest, and her research has focused on Mimbres archaeology and archaeological ceramic analysis. Prior to her current position, she worked at the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office as a database manager and Section 106 reviewer.