Richard R. Drass
Originally from Pennsylvania, Rich is an Archeologist III and has been with the Survey since 1978.
EducationB. A., M. A., Ph. D. University of Oklahoma
Southern Plains archaeology, paleoethnobotany, settlement/subsistence behavior, development of agriculture, selectionist models of economic specialization.
Rich is currently working at the fortified Wichita sites, Bryson-Paddock and Longest. He is also involved in analysis of the distribution and prehistoric cultivation of marshelder, a plant native to disturbed settings along Oklahoma streams.