Director of the William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, Dr. George Crothers is an environmental archaeologist with extensive experience. In 2007, he created an Archaeological Geophysics Lab specializing in near-surface geophysical prospection to aid in site identification and sub-surface mapping. He uses geomagnetic, electrical resistivity, ground-penetrating radar, and other methods as a non-invasive research tool to design field excavations and as a preservation tool to identify and preserve culturally sensitive sites.

Dr. Crothers received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and is affiliated with the Cave Research Foundation. Although most of his work is based in Kentucky, he has conducted research throughout North America and Europe (Italy and Croatia). As museum director, he encourages new research on the extensive collections and serves as Kentucky’s State Archaeologist, maintaining records on more than 28,000 archaeological sites in the state.

George Crothers

Director, William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology; Associate Professor, Anthropology