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.
Richard will be co-directing a field school in June 2008 at the Bryson-Paddock site.
Rich is currently analyzing remains from the Little Deer Site in Custer County, a sixteenth century village. He is also involved in analysis of the distribution and prehistoric cultivation of marshelder, a plant native to disturbed settings along Oklahoma streams. Rich is currently editor of Plains Anthropologist and past editor of Oklahoma Archeology, journal of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society.
Visit Rich's home page on Southern Plains Villagers.