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.
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.
Currently a full time student at UNLV working on a B.A. in Anthropology. Research interests include archaeology, archaeobotany, human evolution and trade patterning. She also works full time at a paper merchant company doing production planning. In her spare time, she enjoys light hiking, reading true crime novels and spending quality time with family and friends.