Greg Pierce named new State Archaeologist

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – Greg Pierce has been selected to serve as the new Wyoming State Archaeologist. He succeeds Dr. Mark Miller who held the title for the past 30 years and retired this spring.

Pierce has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Anthropology from East Carolina University. He is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Wyoming, and has conducted research and fieldwork in the southeastern United States and the American West.

Pierce also has worked in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

In accepting the positon Mr. Pierce states, “I am honored to serve as the Wyoming State Archaeologist and eager to bring my passion for public archaeology to the Office of the State Archaeologist,” Pierce said in accepting his new position. “I consider it a privilege to serve the people of Wyoming in this capacity.”

–Provided by Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources