Paul J. Pacheco

Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Bailey 153A

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

Portrait of Paul Pacheco

Office Hours

Spring 2024
Monday/Wednesday 12:00-3:00 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 110: Introduction to Archaeology

    An examination of how archaeologists generate and interpret knowledge about the human past based on data recovered from the archaeological record. Topics include exploring the fundamental methods and theories of archaeology including the role of science in understanding the past, the formation of the archaeological record, the measurement of archaeological variability in time, space, and form, the reconstruction of past social organization, and the understanding of prehistoric ideology.

  • ANTH 215: Ancient Civ of the 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 expansion 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.