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Note: In accordance with public health guidelines surrounding COVID-19, MWAC staff are working from home. Responses to phone calls may be delayed. Email is currently the best way to contact us.

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Midwest Archeological Center
100 Centennial Mall North, Room 474
Lincoln, NE 68508
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(402) 437-5392
Staff member extensions listed below
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MWAC Library for library and research requests
Education and Outreach for questions about education or volunteering
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Program Managers

Ann Bauermeister, Center Manager and Acting Park Archeology Program Manager, Ext. 140
M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 2000
Great Lakes archeology, precontact period in the Midwest, geophysical applications to archeology.

Bonnie Farkas, Administrative Officer, Ext. 144

Karin Roberts, Archeological Collections Program Manager, Ext. 120
M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1995; M.A., Museum Studies, University of Nebraska, 1999
Collections management, library.

Archeology and Collections Program Staff

Ashley Barnett, Archeologist, Ext. 125
Ph.D., Geography, University of Nebraska, 2013
Cemeteries and gravestones, Great Lakes archeology, cultural vegetation, landscape archeology, contact period archeology, historical archeology, archeological identification of culture and gender roles, geophysical applications. Contact for paraprofessional archeology and training.

Laura Bender, Curator, Ext. 138
M.A., Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
Collections care, storage, and organization; digital preservation, and historic archeology. Contact for research requests.

Austin Butterfield, GIS Specialist, Ext. 113
B.S., Geography, University of Nebraska, 2012
Archeological Information Management services, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) services, Cultural Resources Inventory System (CRIS).

Nora Greiman, Museum Registrar, Ext. 115
M.A., Professional Archaeology, University of Nebraska, 2016; M.A., Anthropology, Tulane University, 2009
Contact for archival collections, loans.

Amanda Renner, Archeologist, Ext. 123
M.A., Anthropology, University of Wyoming 2009, GISP
Applications of GIS in archeology, predictive modeling, and Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Archeology.

Tim Schilling, Archeologist, Ext. 111
Ph.D., Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2010
Midwestern and Southeastern Precontact, monumental architecture, climate and climate change, geoarcheology, GIS, complex societies, food production, ancient hunting strategies, Urban archeology, Industrial archeology.

Lisa Stanley, Museum Specialist/Laboratory Manager, Ext. 136
B.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1992
Collections management, Interior Collections Management System (ICMS), 19th-century material culture, historical archeology, precontact midwestern material culture.

Jay Sturdevant, Archeologist, Ext. 124
RPA, M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 2001
Cultural Contact and Fur Trade Archeology, Great Plains and Great Lakes Historic Archeology, Collaborative Archeology. Contact for Safety Management, Resource Advising for Incident Management.

Anne Vawser, Archeologist, Ext. 109
M.A., Anthropology, University of Nebraska, 1988
Plains, Mountains, Rock Art, Predictive Modeling, Spatial Analysis, Information Management. Contact for Archeological Information Management services, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) services, Cultural Resources Inventory System - Archeology (CRIS-Arch) database.

Adam Wiewel, Archeologist, Ext. 139
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 2017
Geophysical applications, UAS-based remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, spatial and statistical analysis, archeology of the Plains and Midwest, historical archeology.

Rebecca Wiewel, Archeologist, Ext. 145
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arkansas, 2014
Ceramic analysis and sourcing; precontact archeology of the American Southeast, Midwest, and Plains; post-Mississippian archeology of the Southeast; collaborative archeology; public archeology. Contact for outreach, education, and volunteering.

Group of student interns to senior-level professionals posing on front steps of a federal building.
The Midwest Archeological Center is made up of specialists in archeology and museum collections as well as professionals in information technology and administration. This staff photo was take in July 2019 during MWAC's 50th anniversary celebration.

Last updated: January 8, 2021