Dr. Carl G. Drexler (Station Archeologist) received his Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2013. He has been working in Arkansas since 2001 on domestic and military sites, including the battlefield of Pea Ridge. He has worked as an archeologist for the National Park Service, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the United States Army. He has field experience in eight states and three foreign countries. Major research interests include conflict archeology, spatial analysis, historical archeology of the U.S. South and Midwest, Cuban archeology, terrestrial and aerial laser scanning (LiDAR), and the history and ethnography of sports in the United States, primarily baseball and hockey. His publications include articles in the SAA Archaeological Record and Arkansas Historical Quarterly, and a book chapter on spatial analysis in conflict archaeology, in addition to a number of reports.
Contact Dr. Drexler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 235-4230.
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Fiona Taylor (station assistant) is from Abilene, Texas, but is excited to work in Arkansas as the Southern Arkansas University Research StationAssistant. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and minor in Recreation Parks and Tourism Sciences, with a focus in Parks and Natural Resource Management, from Texas A&M University in 2015. Fiona has been a member of the Arkansas Archaeological Society for many years and has volunteered in various regions throughout the state. She enjoys learning about different cultures and the environment and plans to pursue these interests at the graduate level.
Anthony Clay Newton (Technical Assistant & Field Assistant) has a BA in History from Southern Arkansas University. Mr. Newton is a Magnolia native and a professional archeological technician who has worked for various cultural resource management companies on projects in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Mississippi. He is also member of the Arkansas Archeological Society and served on the AAS Board of Advisors from 2000-2010. Mr. Newton is interested in the archeology and history of southwestern Arkansas and the Ark-La-Tex region.
Clay is also an accomplished photographer and camera collector.
Contact Clay Newton at (870) 235-4169.