- Anthropology and Geography
- Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming M.A. in Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming B.A. in Anthropology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
Dr. Richard Adams was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Centennial, Wyoming. His research is focused on prehistoric soapstone use, high altitude archaeology, prehistoric cuisine, and Shoshone ethnohistory. Dr. Adam’s thesis is entitled Pipes and Bowls: Steatite Artifacts from Wyoming and the Region. He has worked as the Senior Archaeologist for the Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist and has written over 140 contract reports in the past 23 years. Dr. Adams has worked on archaeological projects in every one of Wyoming’s 23 counties and is proud to have worked on many of George Frison’s excavations in Wyoming and Colorado. For the past eleven summers, Dr. Adams has taken students and volunteers on archaeological surveys in the Teton, Wind River, and Absaroka mountains in Wyoming. The Forest Service, National Park Service and Wyoming State government have recently awarded Dr. Adams grants for high altitude research.