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.
Spring 2016 Classes

ANTH 207:
S/M/Prehistoric Cultr-North Am

    This course will examine the rich diversity of North American prehistoric cultures, religions, political organizations, and social structures and the variety of regional North American responses to po
    st-Pleistocene environmental change. It will include the following topics: human migrations into the New World, Paleoindian through Late Prehistoric cultures of the Arctic, sub-Arctic, Eastern Woodlands, Great Plains, Southwest, Great Basin-Plateau, and Pacific coast regions, maintenance of hunter-gatherer lifestyles, the origin and expansion of food-producing economies, and the rise and fall of complex societies. Not offered on a regular basis
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ANTH 215:
S/M/Ancient Civ of Old World

    A study of the prehistoric cultures of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Focus is on Old World human origins, the evolution of human culture, Paleolithic cultural variability, the origin and expans
    ion of food producing economies, and the rise and fall of state level societies. Specific attention will be given to interpretation of Oldowan and Acheulian sites, the Neanderthal question, and the development of complex forms of social organization in Greater Mesopotamia (i.e. the Fertile Crescent), Egypt, China, and India. Offered every spring
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