Celebrate 50 Years
Archaeological Survey

Presented the Award for Outstanding Archaeology Project in 2011 by the Indiana DHPA

To contact the IPFW Archaeological Survey Department

Archaeological Survey, Kettler G11A
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Phone 260.481.6194

IPFW-AS Personnel

The staff of the IPFW-AS has over 50 years of combined archaeological experience, and expertise in a wide variety of field and laboratory settings, methodologies, and techniques.  Our personnel are experienced in all stages of Section 106 compliance and grant funded research involving: survey, excavation, curation, museology, public outreach, detailed artifact analysis, statistical methods, archaeological remote sensing (magnetometry, resistivity, GPR), predictive modeling, CAD, GIS, electronic publishing, digital data collection and long-term data maintenance. Feel free to contact us for more information about how our staff can meet your needs.

To contact the IPFW Archaeological Survey Personnel please select from the links listed below.

Andrew Smith PhotoAndrew Smith, M.A., Interim Director, Principal Investigator-Archaeology

Andrew Smith is serving as the Interim Director for the IPFW-AS. Andrew is listed as a Principal Investigator in both historic and prehistoric archaeology with the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Andrew has a B.A. in Anthropology from IPFW and an M.A. in Anthropology from Ball State University, Muncie. Andrew specializes in lithic sourcing and is interested in deeply buried sites. Andrew conducts grant funded research and Section 106 projects and authors reports for those activities.

Craig Arnold PhotoCraig Arnold, M.A., Assistant Director, Principal Investigator-Archaeology, Historian

Craig Arnold acts as Assistant Director for theIPFW-AS. Craig is listed as a Principal Investigator in both historic and prehistoric archaeology as well as a historian with the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. He holds bachelor degrees in history (BYU 1992) and anthropology (IPFW 2003). He received a M.A. from the University of Wyoming after completing a thesis focusing on intrasite spatial analysis of faunal remains at the Hanson site, a Paleoindian Folsom occupation in the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming. His archaeological interests focus on hunter-gatherer subsistence and hunting strategies, historic and battlefield archaeology, geophysical investigative techniques, and public outreach archaeology.

Jamie Cochran-Smith PhotoJamie Cochran Smith, M.A., Staff Archaeologist

Jamie holds a B.A. degree in Anthropology from IPFW and an M.A. in Anthropology from Ball State University, Muncie. Jamie has experience in all aspects of laboratory work as well as all phases of fieldwork.  She has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several IPFW-AS grant and CRM reports. Her interests include subsistence studies, archaeology of food and nutrition, and nutritional anthropology.