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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Brad Logan

loganResearch Associate Professor Emeritus of Archaeology

SASW, 19 Waters Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Email: blogan@ksu.edu

Brad Logan specializes in Great Plains archaeology and is Research Associate Professor Emeritus.  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 45 years of research experience including field work in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Wyoming, 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 many 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 experience includes the curation of museum exhibits, direction of volunteer excavations, and public education through numerous 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 as vice-president of the Nebraska Association of Professional Archeologists (2012-2014).

Dr. Logan's teaching experience includes such courses as Introduction to Archaeology, Environment and Archaeology, North American Archaeology, and Archaeological Laboratory Methods. From 2009 to 2019 he was 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.  From 1986 to 2016, first at KU and subsequently at KSU, he directed sixteen sessions of the Kansas Archaeological Field School, a summer research and educational endeavor that focused on his interest in 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 provided KSU students with the opportunity to gain experience in archaeological field and laboratory work. He mentored students in the analysis of recovered data and the presentation of their results at conferences and in published articles.

In addition to dozens of technical reports, Dr. Logan has published in American Antiquity, 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:

"Remote from the Culture Hearth"?  Eighty Years of Envisioning Kansas City Hopewell.  In, People in a Sea of Grass:  Archaeology's Changing Perspective on Indigenous Plains Communities, edited by Matthew E. Hill, Jr. and Lauren W. Ritterbush.  University of Utah Press (in press).

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 Société 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 Recherches Archéologiques 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).

Curriculum Vita (pdf)