Paul J. Pacheco

Professor and Chair
Bailey 153A

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

Portrait of Paul Pacheco

Office Hours

Fall 2023
Monday 11:30-3:30 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: Exploration of 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 141: First Year Experience Course

    This course is intended for first-year students in the Department of Anthropology (Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology majors). Student work will focus on four areas: cultivating academic success by embracing good study habits, learning to navigate a diverse and inclusive campus, formulating strategies for campus and community engagement, and practicing healthy responses to stressors. Coursework will include self-reflective writing, seminar readings on success strategies, and hands-on work with advisement and goal setting.

  • ANTH 241: Peer Mentor Program

    This course is intended for students in the Department of Anthropology's Peer Mentor Program. Students will attend class with students in the department's first year experience course and participate in peer mentoring activities.

  • 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.