The Prairie Archaeology & Research full-time professional staff provides our clients with decades of combined experience in archaeology, history, and cultural resource management.
Joseph Craig (email)
is President and Principal Investigator of Prairie Archaeology & Research. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has almost twenty years of experience in all aspects of cultural resource investigations including acting as point of contact, contract administrator and principal investigator. Mr. Craig oversees all aspects of the pre-fieldwork research, field and laboratory investigations, and report production conducted by Prairie Archaeology & Research staff. Mr. Craig also manages and directs the investigations of outside consultants whose expertise may be necessary to complete the project.
Mr. Craig has extensive experience in conducting all phases of cultural resource investigations in the upper Midwest including Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. In addition to this primary experience, he acted as Principal Investigator of cultural resource investigations for projects in Nevada, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Virginia, Vermont and New Hampshire.
Jason Rein (email)
is PAR's Production, Mapping, and Design specialist. Specifically, Mr. Rein's areas of focus are in report production, graphic design, CAD, total station operation, map generation, and drone piloting. In addition, he designs, develops, and maintains the company's branding, marketing, and web site. He is also responsible for video production, graphics, illustration, animation, and interactive features for our public outreach projects.
Mr. Rein joined Prairie Archaeology & Research in 2005, bringing over eight years of archaeology experience conducting field, surveying, and lab work. Mr. Rein has participated in numerous prehistoric and historic archaeological survey, evaluation, and mitigation projects in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
Kathryn Powell (email)
is a graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and has experience working primarily in Illinois and Indiana on Phase I Cultural Resource surveys. In addition to a background in cultural resource management, Kathryn has been a student of a variety of martial arts for nearly 15 years and worked as a Kenpo instructor in high school and college.