Dr. Neal H. Lopinot


Center for Archeological Research

Role: Staff
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Center for Archeological Research
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, 1984, Anthropology, Specializing in Archaeology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • MA, 1977, Conservation Archaeology, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • BA, 1974, Anthropology & Biology, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville


  • Archaeobotanical Method and Theory (independent study only)
  • Archaeology of North America
  • Archaeology of the Ozarks 
  • Human Ecology
  • Field School in Archaeology 
  • World Prehistory

Research and professional interests

  • Cultural resource management
  • Archaeobotany
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Midwestern archaeology
  • Early peopling of the Americas
  • Plantation archaeology 

Awards and honors

  • Public Archaeology Award, Missouri Archaeological Society, 2005
  • Resolutions and Missouri Historic Preservation Award, Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate, 2003
  • 1st Place, Professional Division, Poster Award, Society of American Archaeology, 1999
  • Commander's Award for Civilian Service, Department of the Army, 1993

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