Thanks much to all of the students and volunteers who participated, especially to Helen Bouzon, a student in the UNO Urban Studies doctoral program, and Dr. Ryan Kennedy, currently a Visiting Scholar at Tulane University. Thanks also to Tiffany Charles, Gretchen Byers, Adelle Davis, Alahna Moore, Brittany Waggener, Elizabeth Williams, Liz McDaniel, Victoria Nätell, and Travis Trahan, all of whom contributed time to this project!
Dr. D. Ryan Gray
Dr. D. Ryan Gray is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans and a member of the Louisiana Antiquities Commission and Archaeological Survey. This is his fourth year at UNO, including a first year in which he was employed as a full-time instructor while he completed his dissertation. Dr. Gray is an archaeologist specializing in the historical archaeology of New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Gray started his career in archaeology with an undergraduate degree from Columbia University, New York, New York, in 1996, and field work at the Mayan site of El Pilar on the border of Belize and Guatemala. He began doing archaeology in New Orleans in 1999 while working for the local cultural resource management firm Earth Search, Inc. During his time at Earth Search, he served in a variety of roles in the field and lab, eventually acting as both a project manager for many of the company’s large urban projects and as the lab manager with the responsibility for preparing analyses and reports for those and other projects.
You can read more about Dr. Gray on the Royal St. Page.