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Paul J. Pacheco

Professor and Chair
Bailey 153A
Portrait of Paul Pacheco

Paul J. Pacheco has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1999.

Office Hours

Spring 2022
Friday  9:00-1:00 or by appointment .

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., M.A., The Ohio State University

  • B.S., University of Utah


  • 2020 Pacheco, Paul J.; Burks, Jarrod; and Wymer, DeeAnne, "Vol. 2 Ch. 3 Ohio Hopewell Settlements on
    Brown's Bottom" Encountering Hopewell in the Twenty-first Century, Ohio and Beyond.

  • 2020 Hill, Mark A.; Seeman, Mark F.; Pacheco, Paul; Burks, Jarrod; Olson, Eric; Butcher, Emily; and Nolan,
    Kevin C., "Vol. 2 Ch. 4 Material Choice and Interaction on Brown's Bottom". Encountering
    Hopewell in the Twenty-first Century, Ohio and Beyond.

  • 2015 Kanter, Noah, Paul J. Pacheco, Renato Perucchio, and Jarrod Burks, Living Large on the Bottom: A Structural Engineering Analysis of Three Ohio Hopewell Structures from Brown's Bottom, Ross County, Ohio. In Building the Past: Recent Research on Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in Ohio, edited by Brian Redmond and Robert Genheimer. pp. 146-187. Gainesville: University Press of Florida

  • 2014 Davis Hoffman, Kim and Paul J. Pacheco, Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? Improving Students' Research Approach by Providing Them with the Necessary Tools. In The Embedded Librarians Cookbook: Recipes for Making Long-Term Connections, edited by Kaisja Calkins and Cass Kvenild, pp. 12-15. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, A Division of the American Library Association.

  • 2011 Howard, Steven P., Paul J. Pacheco and Lynette Willsey-Schmidt, Bockmeir Point Site: The Kinzua Phase Revisited. Northeast Anthropology 75/76:23-57.

  • 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.

Research Interests

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


  • 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 focus of the course is to examine the diversity of human cultures, with a primary focus on the non-Western world.

  • 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.