Office Hours:
Tues. 9-1



Interests in Anthropology
Prehistoric North American Archaeology
Evolutionary Theory
Settlement and Subsistence Patterns



Paul Pacheco

Associate Professor and Chair

of Anthropology

Bailey 153A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Paul J. Pacheco has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since1999

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., M.A., The Ohio State University
  • B.S., University of Utah

Research Interests

Ohio Hopewell Culture, Middle Woodland period, Eastern Woodland cultures, Origins and spread of food production, Remote sensing techniques in archaeology

Publications and Professional Activities

  • 2010 Pacheco, Paul J. Why Move? Ohio Hopewell Sedentism Revisited. In Hopewell Settlement Patterns and Symbolic Landscapes, edited by A. Martin Byers and Dee Anne Wymer, pp. 37-55. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • 2009 Pacheco, Paul J., Jarrod Burks, and Dee Anne Wymer The 2007-2008 Archaeological Investigations at Lady’s Run (33Ro1105). Current Research in Ohio Archaeology 2009,
  • 2009 Pacheco, Paul J., Jarrod Burks, and Dee Anne Wymer The 2006 Archaeological Investigations at the Brown’s Bottom #1 Site (33Ro1104). Current Research in Ohio Archaeology 2009,
  • 2008 Pacheco, Paul J. and Jarrod Burks Early Woodland Ceremonialism in Context: Results LCALS's Research at the Munson Springs Site (33Li251). In Transitions: Late Archaic and Early Woodland Archaeology in the Ohio Country, edited by Martha Otto and Brian Redmond, pp. 159-182. Athens: Ohio University Press.
  • 2008 Snyder, Daniel, Michael Powers, Paul J. Pacheco, and Jarrod Burks Brown’s Bottom #1 (33Ro1104) Bladelet Assemblage: An Experiment in Use-Wear Analysis. Pennsylvania Archaeologist Vol. 78(1):41-60.
  • 2006 Pacheco, Paul J. and William S. Dancey: Integrating Mortuary and Settlement Data on Ohio Hopewell Society. In Recreating Hopewell, edited by D. Charles and J. Buikstra, pp. 3-28. Gainesville, University Press of Florida.
  • 2005 Pacheco, Paul J., Jarrod Burks, and Dee Anne Wymer Investigating Ohio Hopewell Settlement Patterns in Central Ohio: A Preliminary Report of Archaeology at Brown’s Bottom #1 (33RO21). Current Research in Ohio Archaeology 2005,
  • 1997 Pacheco, Paul J.: Ohio Middle Woodland Intracommunity Settlement Variability: A Case Study from the Licking Valley. In Ohio Hopewell Community Organization, W.S. Dancey and P.J. Pacheco, eds., pp. 41-84. Kent: Kent State University Press.
  • 1997 Dancey, William S. and Paul J. Pacheco: A Community Model of Ohio Hopewell Settlement. In Ohio Hopewell Community Organization, W.S. Dancey and P.J. Pacheco, eds., pp. 3-40. Kent: Kent State University Press.
  • 1996 Pacheco, Paul J.: Ohio Hopewell Regional Settlement Patterns. In A View From the Core: A Synthesis of Ohio Hopewell Archaeology, P.J. Pacheco, ed. , pp. 16-35. Columbus: Ohio Archaeological Council.
Fall 2016 Classes

ANTH 101:
S/M/Exploratn-Human Diversity

    This course will introduce basic concepts and methods of anthropology. The four sub-disciplines of anthropology will contribute to an understanding of humans as biological and cultural beings. The foc
    us of the course is to examine the diversity of human cultures, with a primary focus on the non-Western world.
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ANTH 410:
Classical Theory-Anthropology

    An intensive investigation of the development of theory in anthropology, offering advanced students a unified perspective on the discipline of anthropology as a whole. The course is designed to enable
    students to critique classic readings in anthropological theory, review commentary on these materials and summarize central concepts in the field of Anthropology Prerequisites: (ANTH 208 or ANTH 229) and senior standing. Offered every fall
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