Dr. Jeffery Clark has been a Preservation Archaeologist at Archaeology Southwest for sixteen years. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Jeff received his Ph.D. (1997) and M.A. (1990) from the University of Arizona and his B.A. (1983) from Cornell University. His research assesses the scale and impact of human migration, focusing on the Salado Phenomenon in the late pre-contact U.S. Southwest.
Dr. William H. Doelle has more than thirty years of experience as a professional archaeologist. He has worked extensively in Mexico, Guatemala, and the North American Southwest. His primary research interest is the demographic history of the Greater Southwest. Today, he is the founder and president of two Tucson-based organizations dedicated to respectfully exploring the Southwest’s past and sharing that story with everyone.
Lyle J. Balenquah, Hopi, is a member of the Greasewood clan from the Village of Bacavi on Third Mesa. He has earned Bachelors (1999) and Masters (2002) degrees in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University. For over 15 years he has worked throughout the American Southwest as an archaeologist documenting ancestral Hopi settlements and their lifeways. Currently he works as an independent consultant but his work experience includes time with the National Park Service, The Hopi Tribe, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. He also works as a part-time hiking and river guide in the Grand Canyon, combining his professional knowledge and training with personal insights about his ancestral history to provide a unique forum of public education.
Guest scholars (to be confirmed):
Dr. Todd Bostwick, former Phoenix City Archaeologist
Dr. Doug Craig, Northland Research, Inc.
Bernard Siquieros, Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum
Dr. Patrick Lyons, Arizona State Museum