Cultural Resources Specialist
Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA 10106)
MA Anthropology, University of Iowa 1988
B.A. Anthropology, University of Iowa 1976
B.A. Distributed Studies, Iowa State University 1973
Research interests: ceramics, geoarchaeology, social organization, historic preservation, faunal analysis.
Blane joined the OSA as a Cultural Resources Specialist in 1996. In addition to the degrees listed above, he conducted Ph.D. research in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a minor in soils and geomorphology. His Master’s research involved a time trend analysis of Bauer Branch ceramics from northwestern Illinois, and his Ph.D. research dealt with Middle Woodland interaction and exchange in the Mississippi River Valley of southeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. He has been involved in Cultural Resources Management in Iowa since 1975 and has participated in fieldwork projects in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Israel.