​Ray P. Reser

Director, UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History

Education

Ph.D. — Archaeology and Paleo- Anthropology Australian National University, Canberra ACT.

Biography

Ray P. Reser completed his Ph.D. in Archaeology and Paleo-Anthropology from Australian National University in 2008. He was a Ph.D. Scholar with the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU, North Australian Research Unit, as well as a Researcher with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies from 2003-2007. Since 1985 Ray has been conducting archaeological survey and fieldwork projects in Central Wisconsin and the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory, Australia. In addition, he has participated in field work in New Mexico, Utah, and Ontario, Canada.


Dr. Reser’s interests include Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene hunter-gatherers in Australia and North America, rock art studies, lithic technology and sourcing, the use of indigenous knowledge, cosmology and origin stories to inform the archaeological record.

Dr. Reser’s current research includes the documentation of Late Paleo-Indian sites in north-central Wisconsin, and lithic sourcing from quarries in Wisconsin, Thunder Bay, and Knife Lake Ontario. Additional projects include collaboration with the Menominee Language and Culture Commission on the creation of the first interactive map of traditional Menominee territories, landforms, surface waters, and place names within Wisconsin produced in the Menominee Language.

Selected Publications and Reports

1993 The Geomorphology of Whiting Park. An overview of glacial and fluvial landform processes affecting a Native American Effigy Mound grouping, Upper Whiting Park, Village of Whiting, Portage County Wisconsin.
The L and J Farm Site:a Middle to Late Woodland presence on the John and Lois Low Property, Lanark Township, Portage County Wisconsin. Archaeological Site Report, Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1995
The G and J Farm Site: an Archaic to Late Woodland presence on the G&J Corporation property, Amherst Township, Portage County Wisconsin.. Archaeological Site Report, Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1995
The Leo Guhl Site: an Archaic to Late Woodland presence on the Marie R. and Leo F. Guhl Site, Caledonia Township, Waupaca County Wisconsin. Archaeological Site Report, Wisconsin State Historical Society,  1997
A Brief Overview of Early Native American Occupation in New Hope Township, Portage County, Wisconsin. A report submitted to the Planning and Zoning Committee, New Hope Town Board. 1997
Preliminary Dating Results of Rock Art Assemblages in Gregory National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. Research Report, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia2004
Archaeological Survey: Training Facility Maintenance Area (TFMA) to Old Bradshaw Track; Western Bore locations, Bradshaw Field Training Area. Prepared for Macmahon Pty, Perth, Australia.Subcontractor to the Australian Department of Defence, Bradshaw Field Training Area, Timber Creek, Northern Territory, Australia 2005       
Archaeological Survey: Clearance for temporary tracks to access road construction-related water in the Angalarri River from Bradshaw Road alignment between chainage 31000 and 36000, Bradshaw Field Training Area. Prepared for Macmahon Pty, Perth, Australia. Subcontractor to the Australian Department of Defence, Bradshaw Field Training Area, Timber Creek, Northern Territory, Australia 2005
Archaeological Survey of the Ikymbon River, Mount Thymanan and Bradshaw Road Corridors, Bradshaw Field Training Area.  Prepared for Connell Wagner PTY LTD 62 Cavenagh Street, Darwin NT, Subcontractor to the Australian Department of Defence, Bradshaw Field Training Area, Timber Creek, Northern Territory, Australia 2006
Preliminary Shovel Test Results: Noel Residence Project Incorporating the Hoffman Site 47-PT-48, Village of Plover, Portage County Wisconsin. State Archaeologists Office, Madison Wisconsin 2010
A Preliminary Report of a Phase I (Mechanical Stripping) Investigation of the Noel Residence Project, Town of Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin. State Archaeologists Office, Madison Wisconsin 2010
A Reinvestigation of Sites 47-Pt 28 and 47-Pt 48 In Advance Of Construction Related To The Noel Residence Project, Town of Plover, Portage County, Wisconsin. State Archaeologists Office, Madison Wisconsin 2012

 

 

 

 

Contact Information


Email: rreser@uwsp.edu
​Office: ​ALB 106A
​Phone: ​715.346.4888
​Fax: ​715.346.4213

UW-Stevens Point Museum of Natural History, 900 Reserve Street, Stevens Point WI 54481