Jeff Girard


Assistant Professor of Anthropology

M.A., Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Fields of Interest:
Site Distribution Patterns; Late Prehistory of the Southeaster and Southern Plains; Archaeological Method and Theory.

Girard has more than 20 years experience in archaeological research in the Southeast, Southern Plains, and Southwest.  As regional archaeologist at NSU, he works with landowners in the identification and preservation of cultural resources on private land, carries out research projects in areas where little information is available, and promotes awareness of cultural resources through public presentations throughout northwestern Louisiana.  Recently, he directed NSU's archaeological field school excavations at a major mound site in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.  He has an ongoing project concerned with understanding landform and human settlement changes in the Red River floodplain of northwest Louisiana.