Research Associate Professor of Archaeology
SASW, 253B Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Brad Logan is an archaeologist specializing in Great Plains archaeology. A Research Associate Professor, he obtained his doctorate in anthropology with honors at the University of Kansas (1985) and his M.A. at the University of Nevada , Reno (1977). He has 38 years research experience in archaeology and has done field work in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming, as well as southern France and lower Austria. From 1985 to 2003 he was Director of the Office of Archaeological Research, Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kansas and from 1998 to 2003 was Senior Curator at KUMA. He has conducted more than 40 major research projects and numerous smaller projects in the Great Plains and Europe with support from the Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service, and Sigma Xi. His museum experience includes the curation of exhibits, direction of volunteer excavations, and many instances of public interaction through lectures, open houses, and workshops. He has served as president of the Association of Professional Archaeologists of Kansas (2003-2006), book review editor for Plains Anthropologist (2005-2009), on the Board of Directors of the Plains Anthropological Society (2009-2011), and is currently vice-president of the Nebraska Association of Professional Archeologists.
Dr. Logan's teaching experience includes such courses as Introduction to Archaeology, Environment and Archaeology, North American Archaeology, and Laboratory Techniques in Archaeology. He is coordinator of the anthropology program's Museology Internship course. He has served on many doctoral and master's graduate committees and often guided undergraduates through Independent Reading and Research projects on a variety of archaeological topics. Since 1986, he has directed fourteen sessions of the Kansas Archaeological Field School (KAFS), a summer research and educational endeavor. The KAFS focuses on his interest in prehistoric, ceramic-age (ca. AD 1-1500) cultures in the central Great Plains. His research reflects a broad interest in culture history and process, settlement-subsistence practices, spatial analysis, and environmental archaeology (geoarchaeology, zooarchaeology). Through his research projects, Dr. Logan provides KSU students with the opportunity to gain experience in archaeological field and laboratory work. He mentors students in the analysis of recovered data and the presentation of their results at conferences and in published articles.
In addition to more than 40 major technical reports, Dr. Logan has published articles in the Journal of Field Archaeology, Plains Anthropologist, Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology, Central Plains Archeology, The Kansas Anthropologist, The Missouri Archaeologist, The Wisconsin Archeologist, Current Research in the Pleistocene, and Ethnohistory.
Book chapters and encyclopedia entries:
Kansas City Hopewell: Middle Woodland on the Western Frontier. In, Recreating Hopewell, ed. by Douglas K. Charles and Jane E. Buikstra. University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2006).
Woodland Adaptations in Eastern Kansas. In, Kansas Archaeology, ed. by Robert J. Hoard and William E. Banks. University Press of Kansas (2006).
The Plains Archaic Tradition. In, The Encyclopedia of Prehistory, vol. 6: North America, ed. by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. Kluwer Academic Publishing (B. Logan and Lauren W. Ritterbush) (2001).
The Changing Game: Gravettian and Epigravettian Hunting Strategies in the Middle Danube. In, Hunting in Prehistory, ed. by Claire Bellier, Pierre Cattelain and Marcel Otte. Anthropologie et Préhistoire 111, Bulletin de la Societe Royale Belge d'Anthropologie et de Préhistoire (2000).
"The Plains Village Period on the Central Plains" and "The Protohistoric Period on the Central Plains", and (with Jack L. Hofman and Mary J. Adair), "Adaptation Types and Research Problems". In, Archeology and Paleoecology of the Central Great Plains, ed. by Jack L. Hofman. Arkansas Archeological Survey Research Series 48 (1996).
"The Hunted of Grubgraben: An Analysis of Faunal Remains" and (with Anta Montet-White and Paul Haesaerts) "The Epigravettian of Grubgraben: An Overview of the 1986/87 Excavations". In, The Epigravettian Site of Grubgraben, Lower Austria: The 1986 and 1987 Excavations, ed. by Anta Montet-White. ERAUL (Études et Recherche Archéologique de l'Université de Liège) 40 (1990).
Geoarchaeology of the Kansas River Basin, Central Great Plains. In, Archaeological Geology of North America, ed. by N. P. Lasca and J. Donahue. Centennial Special vol. 4, U.S. Geological Survey (with William C. Johnson) (1990).