Dr. Andrew McCarthy
Dr. Andrew McCarthy is an archaeologist with 25 years of experience in fieldwork in the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Europe and the United States including Nevada. He is currently a Fellow of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, through which he directs archaeological field schools and projects in Cyprus and consults and publishes on projects around the Middle East. He served as Director of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute from 2011-2017 and returned to the USA after more than 20 years living abroad. He is now an Adjunct Instructor at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where he teaches Anthropology and is engaging in local archaeological activities, including serving on the Board of the Nevada Archaeology Association where he will act as Editor of the journal Nevada Archaeologist.
Dr. Leilani Lucas
Dr. Leilani Lucas earned a B.A in Anthropology from University Nevada Reno, an M.A. in Anthropology from University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. After a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at UCL she returned to her native Las Vegas to join the faculty of the Department of Human Behavior at the College of Southern Nevada. She has been the President of Archaeo-Nevada Society since September 2017. She also serves on the Board of the Nevada Archaeology Association where she will act as co-editor of the journal Nevada Archaeologist. Dr. Lucas is an anthropological archaeologist with an expertise in archaeobotany. Her current research focuses on subsistence change in prehistoric Cyprus and the Virgin Anasazi of prehistoric southern Nevada.
Daniel Perez earned a B.S. in Anthropology from Cal Poly Pomona, an M.A. in Anthropology-Archaeology from Northern Arizona University, and is currently a doctoral student, emphasizing in archaeology, in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has served on the Board of the Archaeo-Nevada Society since 2019. He also serves as a member of the Society for American Archaeology’s Committee on Ethics. Daniel is an archaeologist with expertise in the prehistory of the northern portion of the American Southwest and ceramic analysis. His archaeological fieldwork experience includes the Near East, Central Asia, and the United States. His current research focuses on ceramic, ground stone, and architectural studies pertaining to both the Virgin Branch Puebloan region (within southern Nevada and northwestern Arizona) and the Mogollon Mimbres region (within southwestern New Mexico).
Isabelle Picazo earned her Associate of Arts in Anthropology at College of Southern Nevada in 2019. Also within that year, she completed an Archaeology field school at the Springs Preserve under the guidance of Dr. Leilani Lucas, Tom Lucas, and Nathan Harper. She also completed an internship with the National Parks Service under Archaeologist Chris Nycz. Isabelle was initially interested in Anthropology and the subfield Archaeology during a Biological Anthropology course and plans to learn more about Anthropology and Bioarchaeology when she goes to UNLV in Spring 2020 for her Bachelor’s degree. She also has great interest in feminism and the evolution of humanity. When not at school, Isabelle works part-time at a non-profit helping children’s literacy in Nevada and in her free-time, she likes to read and spend time with her cat and three dogs