Andrew R. Beaupré (Ph.D., College of William and Mary, 2017) is the Survey’s Research Station Archeologist for UAPB, and Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Arkansas–Fayetteville. He has been interested in archeology since his first visit to an excavation in the fourth grade. His current research interests include historical archeology, culture contact and colonialism, landscape archeology, heritage studies, and public archeology. He has excavated throughout the eastern seaboard of the United States, in Canada, and as far away as Australia. Prior to joining ARAS, Dr. Beaupré was the inaugural Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in the McCormick Center for the Study of the American Revolutionary Era at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. He has also taught courses at the University of Vermont, several community colleges, and has worked as a cultural resource management archeologist.
Lydia Rees (B.A. in English, Oberlin College, 2000, M.Ed. University of Florida, 2009) is the station assistant at UAM. She has a background in both education and archeology. She is currently completing her M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where she is finishing a thesis on pre-contact American Indian pottery in the Arkansas Ozarks. Rees previously taught English at SAUTech and Spring International Language Center at the University of Arkansas. She also has 18 years of archeological experience as both a volunteer and professional working on archeological sites in Arkansas, Texas, and Florida. Rees worked on two grant funded projects for the Arkansas Archeological Survey, one of which produced the web site Bluff Shelters of the Arkansas Ozarks. She has worked for the University of Arkansas Museum coordinating the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts, and for Flat Earth Archeology.